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NotXaerun
01-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Sup y'all. I applied for a busking permit today, planning on guitaring my way to riches and glory. Or just beating people with the guitar until they pay me to stop. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, anybody have any tips? Dos and don'ts? Do I have to wear pants, or is that a soft rule?

Pine
01-05-2014, 12:40 AM
Step 1: dress like a hippie
Step 2: play 3 chords and sing like a douche
Step 3: pray that your charisma pays for what the $1 per hour can not

NotXaerun
01-05-2014, 02:20 AM
Oh it pays for a lot, don't you worry~

JiJi
01-06-2014, 06:56 PM
I only busked at college to help some homeless guy raise more money.. All I played was a few pop songs like Eagle Eye Cherry, 3 Doors down, everyday crap like that.

Play things you suit well to your style I guess, also try and play things people know, as your main goal is to catch passer-by's attention and sound as musically pleasing as possible.

Matt Conner
01-07-2014, 06:40 PM
dafuq is busking? I'm assuming it's a synonym for pan-handling.

JiJi
01-07-2014, 08:12 PM
dafuq is busking? I'm assuming it's a synonym for pan-handling.

Performing in public to folk, make money from passers by..


This, kinda. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkQ1Or2f2M)

Matt Conner
01-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Performing in public to folk, make money from passers by..


This, kinda. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkQ1Or2f2M)

yeah, pan-handling. I did that at a music festival in Seattle once and made like eighty bucks :D

JiJi
01-08-2014, 08:12 AM
yeah, pan-handling. I did that at a music festival in Seattle once and made like eighty bucks :D

I've never heard that phrase before..
All we made was like 5-10 quid for this homeless Canadian guy.. he spent it on vodka :')