Kingston Buskers in Highway Accident

Published on: 2010/07/12 - in 3D Featured News
Living-statue performer (Kate Mior) engaging children at the Kingston Buskers Festival

Kate Mior, the “Marie Antoinette” living statue performer at the weekend’s Kingston Buskers festival, posted to her Twitter account that she was involved in a vehicle accident Sunday night while traveling home.

At about midnight Sunday evening, she wrote:

I was in a car accident coming home tonight. Car is totaled but we walked away.

I am completely shaken up.

I can’t BELIEVE we walked away from that.

Kate also thanked a woman named Carrie – a woman she didn’t know, but who  apparently recognized Kate from her act – for driving her home after the incident.

Today she reported experiencing some soreness to her neck and thanked her Twitter followers for their well wishes.

In an email exchange with the Kingston Herald, Kate reported she had hitched a ride home with “Brant the FireGuy” (a fellow Buskers performer) from Kingston, and they were involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the outskirts of Toronto.

She also confirmed the Brant was not seriously injured in the accident and is doing fine.

Kate was among almost three dozen performers at this year’s Kingston Buskers festival, kicking off the celebrations Wednesday night at the Fool’s Overture cocktail reception at the Four Points Sheraton as Marie Antoinette.

This was her first time appearing in the annual Kingston event but has performed her unique living statue and mime act across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.

In an interview with The Whig, Kate said she’d heard about the Kingston festival from buskers overseas.

“I hear people are very generous,” she said. “I’ve been eager for a chance to perform here.”

Other acts this weekend included Ernest the Magnifico, a “wannabe stunt man” with a loud racecar, an oversized pogo stick, and an 80s rock soundtrack.

Also on hand, with their roots as street musicians in Barcelona, were the instrumental acoustic trio ‘Cobario’.

Fan favorite, the Checkerboard Guy, kept large crowds mesmerized and entertained with his juggling act.

The Kingston area was represented by folks & blues performer Allan Hope Simpson, solo fiddler Daniel MacDonald, singer-guitarist Mellow Lily, and Partita Trio with their blend of clarinet, trombone and flute.

Also from Kingston were creative artists ‘Tribal Pulse Henna’ and ‘You-Name-It Face & Body Art’.

Napanee was represented by ‘Honkers’ the balloon sculpturer and ‘DJ the Face Painter’.


Below are a set of 3D photographs from the 2010 Kingston Buskers Festival.

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Click here to view the entire set on Flickr


Kate Mior website

Kate Mior on Twitter

2010 Kingston Buskers Performers