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    Busking tips?

    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?

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    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

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    Oh it pays for a lot, don't you worry~

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    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.

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    dafuq is busking? I'm assuming it's a synonym for pan-handling.
    Yeah? well, y'know...that's just like, your opinion, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Conner View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiJi View Post
    Performing in public to folk, make money from passers by..


    This, kinda.
    yeah, pan-handling. I did that at a music festival in Seattle once and made like eighty bucks
    Yeah? well, y'know...that's just like, your opinion, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Conner View Post
    yeah, pan-handling. I did that at a music festival in Seattle once and made like eighty bucks
    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 :')

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