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    Manchester [UK] Street Theatre

    Well yesterday I was in Manchester and I'd had a couple of pints, [as you do], at one of my favourite watering holes. This is the Boggart Hole Clough Brewery 'Micro Bar' in the Arndale Centre, Manchester. The brewery makes a delectable Rum Porter, 4.6% ABV, and that is why I drink here.



    I think I had more than a couple but it gets really quite hard to remember with this porter stuff. A remarkable drink at only GBP 2.70 per pint. Anyway, to cut a long story short I left and took a short cut through Aldi to come out onto Market Street. To those not familiar with Manchester, Market Street is one of the main shopping drags with usually quite a lot going on.

    And then I saw this:



    I thought, "bloody hell that porter's strong - that can't be right, that bloke should have fallen over by now". My curiosity peaked I fumbled around and found my mobile, which is one of those all dancing things, but also includes a camera. Now please bear in mind I am at this stage a somewhat 'mellow' and none too sure if I'm seeing things never mind working out how to use the camera.

    So I took the above picture and then another one.



    As you can see there is quite a crowd gathering around. They are, I'm sure, as perplexed as I am about how this is being done.

    A couple more pictures:



    "What's this guy on - Lao Kao?"



    Getting a good photo of this guy was quite tricky as people were passing in front of my camera - not to be shy, and fueled by the beer, I pushed my way forward to get a close up and final photo:




    I don't know if the photos actually show just how weird this looks - it seems as though the guy is defying the laws of physics. If anybody knows how this is done I'd be glad to know.

    And with that I left Market Street and made my way to China Town for a bite to eat.
    Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    probably something to do with his right shoe and the bit of carpet hes standing on

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    He looks a bit like Sunsetter!



    It's probably just some kind of simple heat exchange system that he's had fitted in his underpants that can create a geo thermal air pocket under his arse allowing him to sit on it.

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    There will be a length of metal under that rug attached to his shoe that make the balancing 'easy'

    I cant find an image, but imagine on his right foot he is wearing a ski, the front of the ski removed, the rest hidden beneath the rug thats taking his weight and allowing him to balance.

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    Arrh yes, the old ski boot trick, I'd forgotten about that one.

    I think you can actually see a bit of the metal poking out from the back of his shoe.

    I'm still gonna invent the geo thermal air pocket powered underpants though!

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    Good photos there Hatter.
    Can't even see the strings.

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    More interested in the boozer in the Arndale myself, whereabouts is it ?

    Cheers

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    Why is there no connect 4 in the first photo?

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    good trick all the same,
    and made people there happy

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    How much money did you give him?

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    He eats Heinz Baked Beans the constant farting leads to a hovercraft effect..

    Cheers

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    Thankyou for posting these photos Mr. Hatter.
    Not particularly for the content, but for the effort involved.

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    The way I see it is he is sitting on a seat inside his trousers attached by a strong metal bar down to the metal plate under the carpet.

    Neat though

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    I'd almost forgotten how depressing UK high streets look

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    They're a lot worse now. This was over a year ago.

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    And Mad Hatter is no longer with us.

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