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The last in a short series on the street performers of Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder is a city of just under 100,000. A college town (The University of Colorado's main campus is located there), Boulder has a reputation as a liberal haven and a more artsy, hippie town; the reputation is well deserved.

We visited on a Saturday night so that we could see the famous Pearl Street Mall pedestrian zone at full capacity. In the heart of Boulder's downtown, Pearl Street is closed to vehicle traffic for four or five city blocks, and has been turned into a space for sculpture and art, shops and stores, and plenty of street performers of many different types.

This is probably my favorite of the literally 120 shots I took of Seth, the fire juggler. Seth was a great performer with a funny and entertaining act, excellent skills, and a great stage presence, and he kept the crowd entertained for nearly half an hour with various tricks and bits of comedy.

This shot was taken just before his finale, in which he juggled five flaming torches. Here he is pumping up the crowd before beginning. The shot was cropped from its original, but is otherwise unprocessed.

Update, 9/15/2012: Uploaded a larger (2200x900) panorama version.

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