Monday, May 25, 2009

The Bush Man of Fisherman's Wharf

At Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco you may find a world famous street performer called the Bush Man. David Johnson started out dressing like a robot in 1980 but found that being the Bush Man worked much better. I have read that he makes $60,000 a year working 3 or 4 days a week scaring people. Several years ago some complaints from area merchants and police resulted in his being charged with 4 misdemeanors, but a jury found him not guilty and all other charges were dropped. The Bush Man actually has a security guard who works with him on busy days, warning older people and keeping away evil-doers who may want to prevent him from terrifying passers-by. If you are wondering, the branches are from a eucalyptus tree. Bush Man is fun to watch, this guy must be quite the character.


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