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...is there any left?

What happened to crazy busker guy who used to sing outside Boots on Market Street? I say sing - he sounded more like a cross between Bob Dylan and a foghorn. You know the one - looked like Lenny Kravitz 30 years and a coke habit from now...

...there's still the grumpy guy in the wheelchair about in the mornings - can often be seen having a *** next to a bin outside the amusement arcade, under Piccadilly Plaza. Always looks mega pissed off - a bit of a Mark E Smith lookalike...
 

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I could be wrong but i think crazy busker guy lives in regent park now round ordsall. If not, theres a guy that looks pretty like him who seems to yelp a lot when going to the local sainsburys

marvelous stuff.
 

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Not encountered to many of the same 'characters' during my time in Manchester. However I do quite often see this one guy collecting for a heart foundation or some such cause. I've seen him outside of gigs in the academy and even in the Queen of 'Tarts. Apparantly he's the only registered charity collector for that particular charity in the city.

He's not exaclty crazy, but certainly a character. He always tells you a silly/funny story before asking for donations.

Seen another guy around aswell. A tramp who sells big issues, 'cept he only ever has one! I suspect once you pay him he pleads with you not to take his only copy! I always see him around nightclubs.
 

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Anyone ever seen that pissed fat old guy that dresses of a cowboy, singing using a childs kareoke set.

If he's about, he's usually lying outside boots like that other guy.
 

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Not encountered to many of the same 'characters' during my time in Manchester. However I do quite often see this one guy collecting for a heart foundation or some such cause. I've seen him outside of gigs in the academy and even in the Queen of 'Tarts. Apparantly he's the only registered charity collector for that particular charity in the city.

He's not exaclty crazy, but certainly a character. He always tells you a silly/funny story before asking for donations.
Yeh, i've seen this guy outside various gigs before. He told me and my mates that he's raised over £100,000 or summat.
 

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Yeh, he does.

You could make a bomb if you did that, but pocketed a fair percentage. :jk:
Speaking of that, has anyone ever come across those grafters that pretend to be in desperate need in money. - There's neil from 'Canada' (puts on the accent) who had his bag nicked in bury macdonalds, needs cash to get his coach home. leaving in 11 minutes. - Some of my mates fell for this one, they saw him a week later.

Then there's that scally man. Shows you his tag and says "just come from the courts and they've given me this tag thing." He needs money to get back to Stoke. Saw him again, again.
 

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Then there is the tall lanky beggar with brown hair and a beard who gets on the trams on Bury and Alty line at commuter rush hour. He has had the same speech for at least five years about needing to raise some cash to buy some Big Issues before the office closes. He says "No pressure folks"!!! Then walks down the tram collecting from some gullible sucker, he always suckers in anyone new to the trams or to Manchester. Only when he gets off does a commuter pluck up the courage to tell the poor sucker who has parted with their money that they have been conned and has been running the trams for years. I bet he makes a mint!
 

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Aww i gave that Canada guy some money aswell, he seemed real enough to me. Ive been trying to convince my mate for ages, but obviously they were right about the con artists, booooo. :(
 

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Kids in the riot said:
Yeh, he does.

You could make a bomb if you did that, but pocketed a fair percentage. :jk:
Speaking of that, has anyone ever come across those grafters that pretend to be in desperate need in money. - There's neil from 'Canada' (puts on the accent) who had his bag nicked in bury macdonalds, needs cash to get his coach home. leaving in 11 minutes. - Some of my mates fell for this one, they saw him a week later.

Then there's that scally man. Shows you his tag and says "just come from the courts and they've given me this tag thing." He needs money to get back to Stoke. Saw him again, again.
i given this guy money in the gay village about 3 or 4 years ago! only for him to get on the bus at oxford road a few months later and slightly change the story a bit!
 

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There's a black woman i always see around the All Saints/Hulme area that looks like she could be a fourth woman out of the comedy 3 Non-Blondes!

She wears a really bad bright red wig, a massive big bubble jacket, usually a big flowing skirt with white trainers.

Someone told me she's a prostitute, but i wouldn't no, and for that matter, how would they?!
Ha ha.
 

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I've been stopped by the canadian **** before aye.

There's this other dirty lying fuckbag that stopped me asking for '80p' because 'his car had been clamped'. Okay, whatever. He holds a mobile phone in his hand too, must think it makes him look genuine, but the torn, dirty clothes and the damn stink kinda ruin the illusion.

The day after he stopped me on deansgate, I was walking along shudehill and what happens? Fucker stops me again, same fucking story. I told him he'd asked me this yesterday, asked him if he was a liar, and he just threw his hands in the air and told me to **** off.

Fucking ****.

I do miss that bizarre screaming guy from outside boots too, indeed.
 

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Ah, Neil the Canadian. That fool stopped me twice too- once on Corporation St and then the next month on Wilmslow Rd. I bloody well fell for it the first time round and gave him something. :bash:

He gets around, eh?
 

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Born in the North said:
Then there is the tall lanky beggar with brown hair and a beard who gets on the trams on Bury and Alty line at commuter rush hour. He has had the same speech for at least five years about needing to raise some cash to buy some Big Issues before the office closes. He says "No pressure folks"!!!
Yeah I've seen the guy - thing is, it'd be so easy to fall for it because he sounds so genuine when he does that speech!

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There's a black woman i always see around the All Saints/Hulme area that looks like she could be a fourth woman out of the comedy 3 Non-Blondes!

She wears a really bad bright red wig, a massive big bubble jacket, usually a big flowing skirt with white trainers.

Someone told me she's a prostitute, but i wouldn't no, and for that matter, how would they?!
Ha ha.
She's a scary bitch - seen her around Oldham Road (probably where she got her wig) and Oxford Rd. She's always looks majorly pissed off and have even heard her muttering angrily to herself! And is it just me or are her boobs down where her stomach should be?!


Think I've encountered the Canadian guy on Wimi Road before!
 

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Black woman with big red wig and huge boobies...
Hahaahaha you beat me to it, she's ace. I'd love to know what colour she thinks her wig is. I think she's a porn star. Someone grab a photo of her next time you're out have have a camera phone handy!

That canadian is a ****, he's not Canadian (obviously) he lives in Chorlton opposite Morrisons.
 

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The hippy guy from Chorlton is a bit of a character (in looks alone really, he seems perfectly sane and has a very nice abode).
Anyone seen a small stocky fella with a square head and a tash (sounds like I've lost him!)? Think he lives in South Manchester (often gets the bus that way anyhow). Tends to swear randomnly...he once got on the bus, directed two fingers in my direction and then scarpered...?
 

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Anybody seen that guy on the buses along Oxford Road in a stained suit? He's notable because he always has a hare (as in a big rabbit) on his lap...
 

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Kids in the riot said:
Yeh, he does.


Speaking of that, has anyone ever come across those grafters that pretend to be in desperate need in money. - There's neil from 'Canada' (puts on the accent) who had his bag nicked in bury macdonalds, needs cash to get his coach home. leaving in 11 minutes. - Some of my mates fell for this one, they saw him a week later.
Yeah, I've encountered this one. According to an article I read in the MEN he's very violent and you shouldn't antagonise him.

His story varies slightly - when I saw him he was saying that he needed to get a train to Heathrow so I asked him why he couldn't just change his flight to one from Manchester. He was totally stumped and walked away.
 
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