Raoul Danger from Winnipeg, billed as The Industrial Strength Clown, does a comic act that includes a whack in the head with a two-by-four from an audience volunteer for every juggling drop. Local juggler Don Eastabrook presented some cutting edge performance with diabolo and fire devil stick in his first season as a busker. He won the best solo prize in the Pictou Lobster Festival earlier in the summer. Las Piranhas was performing, telling the audience they had just quit jobs as a Philippino shoe salesman and fast food vendor on the German autobahn. The Checkerboard Guy, David Aiken, juggled in his low-key comic style on unsupported ladder and a slackrope supported by audience volunteers.
But Feldman's best performance of the year probably came at a medieval banquet when, with three volunteers on stage, all the lights went out. He tossed some jokes about "the Dark Ages," and tried to keep the increasingly edgy crowd calm to avoid a stampede. Someone produced a flashlight and some candles and the show went on, and on, and on... without the lights reappearing. Feldman tried juggling torches for a minute, and then did some card tricks a la Merlin. All of a sudden the building's battery-powered fire alarm siren screamed, provoked by the lingering torch smoke! The crowd managed to remain calm long enough to hear an explanation from Feldman, who eventually finished the act and was glad to have it done!