Gatecrashers: The World Buskers Festival is being gatecrashed by street performers eager to cash in on the crowds attracted by the popular Christchurch event.
Heymoonshaker, a guitar and beatboxing act, set themselves up on a street corner yesterday afternoon to take advantage of the crowds.
"If the festival is a boat, then we are on skis behind it trying to get as much out of it as we can," gatecrashing British beatboxer Crowe said.
British travellers Crowe and guitarist Andrew Balcon met in Nelson and decided to perform in Christchurch to raise money for their world travels.
"We thought we would be able to perform in between sets in the Square, but they wouldn't let us," Balcon said.
Festival director Jodi Wright has taken a liberal approach to the busker pilot fish cruising in the wake of the festival shark.
"It is too hard to try to police them. Unless... [ Continued ]