A Conversation for Buskers and Busking
Fufidius Started conversation Feb 24, 2006
I noted one incident of very unproffessional busking the other day that seemed, surprisingly, to be making a fair amount of money, though I'd hate to encourage it. Someone was playing the violin...who obviously didn't know how to play the violin, and wasn't even trying to. While he stood there moving his bow randomly over the strings and producing terrible screeching noises, I counted his clients-about 1 in five people gave him money. This happened in a San Fransisco BART station, so perhaps the audience wasn't as cultured as the Brits.
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted Feb 24, 2006
Fufidius Posted Feb 26, 2006
KB Posted Nov 17, 2006
Another "fake busker" I saw was slightly different. Instead of playing the banjo, he had a cardboard one. He stood singing "plunka plunka dink dink" and so on. He get get a fair bit of money, as people viewed it more as a comedy performance than anything else.
blake2go Posted Apr 26, 2007
We had a fellow here in Savannah Ga. usa
Sat in a wheelchair,pretended to play the sax.
All day long, doo doo doyoo blat doo doo doyoo blat
I busk,and felt kind of sory for the old guy,till one day I saw him get up and push the wheel chair up a long cobble stone ramp!
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