Street Cred

Atlanta lacks two things that would make it a truly A-List destination city: A real political scandal (Bill Campbell – Oh Brother Where Art Thou?) and some good street entertainers.

Yes, Atlanta does have a few street characters, like Biker Shorts Dude – who stands at the corner of North Highland and Ponce in Biker shorts showing off the size of his “manhood”. Then there’s also the “Fire & Brimstone Lady” Bible-thumping lady with five teeth that stands at Five Points downtown and calls all women who walk by hoes and heathens.

And while these characters are great, they aren’t street entertainers. See, street entertainers give the tourists something to talk about. I remember when I lived in New Your City, there was this guy with a half of a body who would roll through the train on a skateboard telling jokes. (Picture Eddie Murphy in Trading Places). Now that’s entertainment.

Then last week, on my way to the doctor I finally saw signs of life. I got off the number 10 bus at the downtown Kroger and there she was, a bonafied street star. A big yellow and blue umbrella shaded her head, while she sang her heart out on the street. I had to give her some money; not because she was singing well or anything, but because of her choice of music. Home girl was singing The Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your Right”. She even told me she takes requests.

Now if someone in City government could work in a sex angle to the whole sewer crisis, we’d be well on our way to the A-List.

7 Comments so far

  1. VV (unregistered) on October 13th, 2004 @ 1:11 pm

    Could it be b/c Atlanta ran all of the homeless folk out of town right before the Olympics? One-way bus tickets . . .


  2. The Mad Dater (unregistered) on October 14th, 2004 @ 9:16 am

    Well they didn’t run them all out… every 6 months or so there seems to be a new article in the AJC about the downtown ambassadors (downtown’s sorta cops) running them out of their spots. Personally, unless it’s a small town, there will be homeless and you can’t pretend it doesn’t exist or hope someone else deals with it.


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