'Yoda' entertains the crowds in York

The Yoda busker catches the attention of a young passerby as he “levitates” in Davygate, York.

The Yoda busker catches the attention of a young passerby as he “levitates” in Davygate, York.

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A Jedi Master was spotted entertaining the crowds in the centre of York.

The busker, dressed as Yoda from the Star Wars films, entertained shoppers and tourists by balancing precariously on a staff outside Browns department store, presumably using the powers of the “Force” to remain there.

He was one of the more weird and wonderful buskers who are a common sight over the school half-term period in the city.

York has a great reputation for buskers, with the annual Buskival busking festival taking place on June 7 and 8 this year.

Yoda is not the only Star Wars character to be seen on the city’s streets.

A Storm Trooper also puts in a regular appearance in Spurriergate.

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11:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

BL2 says...

He's only been doing it for months and months... Slow "news" day...
He's only been doing it for months and months... Slow "news" day... BL2
  • Score: 12

11:33am Tue 25 Feb 14

Acomblady says...

I agree not exactly 'news' except that we did have a high standard of buskers in York over half term. Many of them are regulars. and well worth stopping to watch. They add an extra special dimension to our city streets. Parliament Street was amazing with the markets and entertainers. I thoroughly enjoyed doing my food shop on Newgate Market then eating street food listening to a busker
I agree not exactly 'news' except that we did have a high standard of buskers in York over half term. Many of them are regulars. and well worth stopping to watch. They add an extra special dimension to our city streets. Parliament Street was amazing with the markets and entertainers. I thoroughly enjoyed doing my food shop on Newgate Market then eating street food listening to a busker Acomblady
  • Score: 10

11:37am Tue 25 Feb 14

straylandsbloke says...

quite good he was
quite good he was straylandsbloke
  • Score: 13

1:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Teabag1 says...

He would look better at monks cross
He would look better at monks cross Teabag1
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Tue 25 Feb 14

notmyrealname says...

Each time I go to town I give some change to the most deserving
Busker /Performer.. York has some of the best street performers of any UK city. Yoda was a great attraction . Not sure what would have happened if someone had run off with the takings ... and how do these people go for a pee ?
NEVER give money to that pipe playing fake Peruvian lot. All backing tracks > Give it to Ed Alleyn Johnson - the master of the loop pedal !!
Each time I go to town I give some change to the most deserving Busker /Performer.. York has some of the best street performers of any UK city. Yoda was a great attraction . Not sure what would have happened if someone had run off with the takings ... and how do these people go for a pee ? NEVER give money to that pipe playing fake Peruvian lot. All backing tracks > Give it to Ed Alleyn Johnson - the master of the loop pedal !! notmyrealname
  • Score: 6

4:46pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Woody G Mellor says...

The bunch of Indian looking guys with the trumpets etc are brilliant!

(And I certainly don't mean the fake Peruvian lot. I wouldn't give them the steam off my ........)
The bunch of Indian looking guys with the trumpets etc are brilliant! (And I certainly don't mean the fake Peruvian lot. I wouldn't give them the steam off my ........) Woody G Mellor
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Tue 25 Feb 14

MouseHouse says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
The bunch of Indian looking guys with the trumpets etc are brilliant!

(And I certainly don't mean the fake Peruvian lot. I wouldn't give them the steam off my ........)
Ah yes the crew with the pan pipes! Not my thing at all but in full agreement that the Indian looking trumpeters are fantastic. Hope they stay in the city - great stuff.
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: The bunch of Indian looking guys with the trumpets etc are brilliant! (And I certainly don't mean the fake Peruvian lot. I wouldn't give them the steam off my ........)[/p][/quote]Ah yes the crew with the pan pipes! Not my thing at all but in full agreement that the Indian looking trumpeters are fantastic. Hope they stay in the city - great stuff. MouseHouse
  • Score: 0

8:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Lunatic says...

Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then. Lunatic
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gwen4me says...

I used to enjoy the two mental glove puppet things.
I used to enjoy the two mental glove puppet things. gwen4me
  • Score: 2

11:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Woody G Mellor says...

Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that.
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that. Woody G Mellor
  • Score: -6

2:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CaraFox says...

Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy!
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy! CaraFox
  • Score: 2

2:41pm Wed 26 Feb 14

CaraFox says...

Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy!
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy! CaraFox
  • Score: 3

4:08pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Lunatic says...

CaraFox wrote:
Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy!
Credit to him. Takes guts to perform in public.
[quote][p][bold]CaraFox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]I know the fox guy! He's called Sval and is York's resident Snow Fox! He's a really cool guy![/p][/quote]Credit to him. Takes guts to perform in public. Lunatic
  • Score: 4

4:46pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Daley Mayall says...

Seemingly floating on air is 'entertaining' in what way, exactly? He wasn't juggling or cracking jokes when I saw 'him' !
Seemingly floating on air is 'entertaining' in what way, exactly? He wasn't juggling or cracking jokes when I saw 'him' ! Daley Mayall
  • Score: -3

1:36am Thu 27 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

gwen4me wrote:
I used to enjoy the two mental glove puppet things.
The kazoo guys with scream masks? they were hilarious.

As for the snow fox, there is sometimes a few guys in fur suits going round the city.
[quote][p][bold]gwen4me[/bold] wrote: I used to enjoy the two mental glove puppet things.[/p][/quote]The kazoo guys with scream masks? they were hilarious. As for the snow fox, there is sometimes a few guys in fur suits going round the city. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

1:37am Thu 27 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

"run out of money, I have.... able to get a mortgage for a house, I am not"
"run out of money, I have.... able to get a mortgage for a house, I am not" Magicman!
  • Score: 2

10:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

Batman Begins says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that.
and exactly how much creativity does it take Woody to stand on the sidelines belittle the efforts of others?
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that.[/p][/quote]and exactly how much creativity does it take Woody to stand on the sidelines belittle the efforts of others? Batman Begins
  • Score: 1

11:38am Mon 3 Mar 14

York213 says...

Batman Begins wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
Lunatic wrote:
Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.
Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that.
and exactly how much creativity does it take Woody to stand on the sidelines belittle the efforts of others?
Probably about as much creativity as it took for you to "stand on the sidelines"...
(is that an appropriate metaphor?I imagine everyone who isn't a performer is somehow on the sidelines and unable to be critical. Many performers are literally on the sidelines with much of the path being used for walking) ... and belittle Woody.
It seems a fair comment to say one person has made more effort then others. Even if you do not agree with it, Batman Begins, you do not need to be an artist to be critical or art...think about any review section...I am clearly disagreeing with you so does that mean I can be promoted from the sideline?
[quote][p][bold]Batman Begins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: Personally I like Purpleman, the Stormtrooper, and that fluffy white fox thing that appears every now and then.[/p][/quote]Bit bored of seeing Purple Man, but at least he makes an effort, unlike white fox and the Storm trooper who simply buy a suit and put it on. Not much creativity in that.[/p][/quote]and exactly how much creativity does it take Woody to stand on the sidelines belittle the efforts of others?[/p][/quote]Probably about as much creativity as it took for you to "stand on the sidelines"... (is that an appropriate metaphor?I imagine everyone who isn't a performer is somehow on the sidelines and unable to be critical. Many performers are literally on the sidelines with much of the path being used for walking) ... and belittle Woody. It seems a fair comment to say one person has made more effort then others. Even if you do not agree with it, Batman Begins, you do not need to be an artist to be critical or art...think about any review section...I am clearly disagreeing with you so does that mean I can be promoted from the sideline? York213
  • Score: 0

12:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

samasio says...

Hey he has a twitter where people post photos and videos with him @yodaofyork www.twitter.com/yoda
ofyork
Hey he has a twitter where people post photos and videos with him @yodaofyork www.twitter.com/yoda ofyork samasio
  • Score: 0

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