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 Post subject: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Location: Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
Are there any people on here who go busking? Feel free to share tips and/or stories.

I usually play acoustic guitar with a harmonica holder and play covers and a few originals. On average I make 20- 30 dollars per hour, sometimes better, sometimes worse. It seems that the American flag does wonders for busking in the U.S. Lately I've been duct taping one I bought at the 99 cent store. It looks majestic and funny blowing in the wind to me. If you have an attractive young woman to play an instrument with you, you make much more. It seems best to take some kind of opiate before going and if I'm nervous a nice xanax makes people a little less creepy. Anyways, it seems like a better way to make money than work some **** job.


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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:30 pm 
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I've been trying to muster up the balls to give this a try myself. Getting the music out to the people on the ground level. There's just something visceral.

There's this one busker in Ventura that roamed out here from the south and he's a pretty good blues man. Point being, I've been in and out of contact with the guy for some time now. Asking for advice and what not. Pretty down to earth guy. Just got a band together recently.

Anyways, one of these day my testicles may drop.

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Tried it once, nerve wracking at first but if your in the right spot then it seems to go pretty well, and its a good ego boost when people stay and listen!

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Busking success story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_femmes


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