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Video Blog: Welcome To The Krakow Variety Hour (Krakow, Poland)

Not since Venice Beach (pre-kids) or Third Street Promenade (post-kids) have we seen as many good Buskers as we have in the Town Square in Krakow. Wandering the square on our first day we took in accordian duo's, pint-sized girls playing equally pint-sized violins, human statues dressed for the ball, gilded head-to-toe, opera lip syncing artists, and a puppet show featuring an eerily-realistic Michael Jackson and a truly horrifying Celine Dion (Bob thinks that's a redundant statement.) We might have just reduced Krakow to the Lawrence Welk Show -- complete with bubbles!

Bob and I decided to sit down and relax, and see how long it would take the kids to tire of the bubble man. An hour later - just when we were about to call it three licks to the center of a Tootsie-roll pop, the Bubble Man quit, and our kids came tumbling back to us, soapy and happy.

The best break dancers on the square were wearing t-shirts that caught our eye. We told them that Bob used to work at Warner Brothers. They might have understood what we were saying. We got the picture anyway. They're called the Missionaries Of Rhythm. The act has a lot of great moments, but here's a favorite:

Among the many there are always a few that are just so good they make you bring all your equipment to the same corner of the square the next night, in the hope that they'll be there again, and that they'll let you try to capture their magic in a bottle (or an MP3) For us it's the Rzeskow Klezmer Band. Five young guys who seriously rock the Klezmer.

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Reader Comments (14)

HOORAY!!!! Video, video and more video. Hooray!

Jul 28, 2009 at 8:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterGerry

Nice work with the two cameras. Bravo. Great music video. It is really fun to be able to travel along with you...

Jul 28, 2009 at 9:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterGerry

Gerry - we truly love you. We can,t write more cause at Happy hOUR in BUDAPEST AND IT.S A hUNGARIAN COMPUTER. I Can.t find the Y or the comma.

Jul 28, 2009 at 9:37 AM | Registered CommenterBob & Brenna Redpath

Awesome! More cowbell.

Jul 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM | Unregistered Commentermgarcia

Brenna, You look beautiful!

Jul 28, 2009 at 7:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Can you please bring me the dancing-like-nobody-is-watching orange shirted boy? CUTE? YES!
Thanks for the show.

Jul 28, 2009 at 8:02 PM | Unregistered Commenternoho1960

How cool is that?!?!?!!! I love the break dancers, just amazing! I also thinks it is so cool in the timing of things because I have a friend in Krakow right now with a group of missionaries. I am gonna give him the link to this post on his FB. He will love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jul 28, 2009 at 8:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterJoie

Wow! Amazing and Wonderful!
Keep Sharing
Peace Out!!

Jul 28, 2009 at 10:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterDarleen

Great stuff!

Jul 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterRupert

WOW! That was just great... THANKS! Looks like your all having fun, thanks for letting me tag along LOL...

Jul 29, 2009 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterBev ewis

SO friggin' COOL!

American kids have NO talent by comparison ... (well .. I may be overstating), But VERY cool!

Jul 30, 2009 at 4:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterYo Lama

Bob is is redundent. Beautiful bubbles........Owen and Ella, wish I could have seen the bubble man with you.
The red bass is my favorite.
Nana June

Jul 31, 2009 at 7:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterMOM

HOW does he do that? No one should be able to spin on their head that long. That is just Crazy, right? LOVE! I might have commented on this before, but the Logo - Oh ...It's just Meant to Be! It's a Sign, Bob ... A Sign!! I also LOVE the first woman in the Bubble Video that is Put Out because she got wet! And - I Love the Litle boy in the Music Video. I had been watching him in the corner and wanting more, and there he was - waving his way across the bricks.

OH ... I just love it all! You guys have such a way of taking us into the moment with you. MORE, MORE!!! : )

Sep 9, 2009 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

nice post. i enjoy every word written there. great performance by Rzeskow Klezmer Band anyway.

Dec 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterDimas

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