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Austin 10-28-2010 09:58 AM

I'll ask around.

TANSTAAFB 11-16-2010 01:57 PM

I knew him as Dan, Dan, the grasshopper man back in the early to mid 90's. I haven't seen him in years. Krishna-rama (sewn to the back of his green jacket) was his stage name, but never sure what he did. I almost forgot about the cat!!! I think at one time he lived in a storage building over near the schools, towards 35. He was eccentric to say the least, but always very nice. I would love to know more about him. If anyone knows where Joe Ptak is, he could probably give you some info.

Austin 11-16-2010 03:36 PM

I've asked some "locals" no one from here is from here, and no one has a clue who I'm talking about.

semi-native 11-29-2010 05:47 PM

I don't know what he did, either, other than ride his green bike around, with a squirrel. He did "audition" for me once, when I was working at a local bar. He brought in a radio and a cassette, with (I suppose it was) him playing music. Very strange. Seems like he asked if we had a guitar he could use when/if he got the gig (he did not).

So long ago, the details are a little fuzzy now. Funny, at the time I swore I would never forget that audition...

Austin 11-30-2010 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by semi-native (Post 46475)
I don't know what he did, either, other than ride his green bike around, with a squirrel. He did "audition" for me once, when I was working at a local bar. He brought in a radio and a cassette, with (I suppose it was) him playing music. Very strange. Seems like he asked if we had a guitar he could use when/if he got the gig (he did not).

So long ago, the details are a little fuzzy now. Funny, at the time I swore I would never forget that audition...

That's funny and crazy. Frunnzy.

I love it!

flapjak 01-09-2011 05:47 PM

Yep..his name was Dan or "Grasshopper". Green spandex clothes from head to toe...riding his green bicycle with a squirrel on his shoulder. I remember him shooting a kid that went to SMHS in the stomach down on the square around 1988 or 89. The kid was harassing him and trying to fight him...so he pulled out a small pistol and shot him. It was all over the news back then. The last I saw him was around 1992.

Austin 01-10-2011 12:46 PM


Is this the guy we are all talking about?

flapjak 01-10-2011 05:24 PM

Nope. Thats Dancin' Todd!

TANSTAAFB 01-11-2011 01:01 AM

Nope...no youtube when Dan the Grasshopper man was around!!! Woulda been awesome though...Krishna-Rama goes viral...epic :D

Austin 01-11-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by flapjak (Post 67716)
Nope. Thats Dancin' Todd!

I'm guessing the locals would have had different names for the characters.

Like I'm sure not everyone refers to Michael Jackson guy as Michael Jackson guy. Well I don't know what else you would call him, but you get the point.

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Originally Posted by TANSTAAFB (Post 67788)
Nope...no youtube when Dan the Grasshopper man was around!!! Woulda been awesome though...Krishna-Rama goes viral...epic :D

A lot of youtube is converted old film. I have hope someone caught him on video, and that we can track him down.


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