I'm racking my brain to remember this guy's name - he did tell me - I've got a vague feeling that it's Edward something-or-other. He's a street magician who is frequently seen on Lambton Quay or Cuba St. He usually wears a silver glitter-dot top hat and 3/4 length coat, but dressed down for Waitangi Day, so as not to blend in with the Sevens crowd.
I took his thrusting a handful of cards in my face as tacit permission to thrust my lens in his, and he asked me if I were a professional photographer. I said no, just an enthusiastic amateur, and after he finished his trick, he proceeded to outline a plan for me to turn professional by marketing my work through cafe walls. It was a good, workable plan, but I think for the moment, and in this economic climate I will stick with my day job. I thanked him kindly and went on my way.
I'd also like to thank everyone who weighed in on my question about multi-image posts - the conclusion I took from it was basically "Carry on - we like it just fine as it is." It's nice to know that I'm not irritating anyone too much.
In other news, we did our Turkish Courthouse Disco performance last night and I can now cross "perform in the Fringe Festival" off the list of Wellington things to do. We performed to an almost full house of 85 audience members (Happy is a tiny venue and can take 100 people max), and if there had been any more people in there, there would have been no space between the band and the for us to dance. We had fun, and I think the audience did too, and I'm feeling a whole lot better than I have any right to, as the band decided that this was a non-profit exercise and any money left over after paying for the venue and sound guy would be spent on refreshments for the after-party.