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Post 1

Fufidius

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.smiley - biggrin


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Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - yikes
It was possible they were paying him to desist...although that sounds like something only the Brits would dosmiley - winkeye

smiley - cheers


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Post 3

Fufidius

smiley - smileyIt looked like they were mostly brain-dead. They don't drink as much tea as the British, and therefore aren't as alert. Starbucks coffee just isn't the same.


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Post 4

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I'll drink to thatsmiley - teasmiley - teasmiley - tea


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Post 5

Fufidius

smiley - tea!


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Post 6

KB

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.


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Post 7

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - biggrin


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Post 8

blake2go

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!
I burned!


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