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  • OT: So, my wife and I are going busking tomorrow... Advice?

    I had to leave my job last month because my physical and mental health have got into a vicious circle and, as my wife is Canadian and we're still having to apply for her spouse visa, I can't sign on. So, to make sure we can pay our way and make the quota to make the visa people happy, we're getting creative! My bassist and I are making pedals soon, but, in the meantime, t'wife and I are going to be the cutest busking duo in the world! I'll be guitaring and singing, she'll be playing a tambourine, shaker, cowbell, etc... and the strings of my heart.



    What can we expect? Any places that we should visit/avoid? What are the popo/jobsworth council wankfaces like about it?
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  • #2
    Hmm, putting your wife on the street to make money...








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    • #3
      Oh dear.
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      • #4
        Bring some change to look like people have already started tipping you.
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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Texas Noise Factory
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          Bring some change to look like people have already started tipping you.




          Exactly. An empty guitar case/hat seems to keep a lot of people from giving some coins.
          Bruw!

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          • #6
            My best advice is you gotta have a schtick. Just music isn't going to cut it.



            The one of the best buskers I've ever seen was a violinist dressed up as Darth Vader in Victoria. That guy probably has a swimming pool full of money.
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by LSDis4me
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              Hmm, putting your wife on the street to make money...








              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPUFdsHrIjw




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              Originally Posted by Naterel


              I dunno, my glasses were dirty from slider grease thats why my vision was blurry.



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              • #8
                Have you guys considered pornography? Awkward Amateur porn is all the rage these days.
                Breaus, check out my youtube channel. pls.

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                • #9
                  My problem with busking is that on the rare occasions when I have cash on hand I would rather not pull out my wallet or a wad of cash on the street in front of people... especially in a big metropolis. I'm sort of paranoid like that.



                  If I were busking, which isn't out of the realm of possibilities, I would hand out business cards to drive business to my website.



                  I would take requests for songs they'd like to hear and let them know that it will be performed the next time we meet at that location.



                  I would find a location somewhere scenic so that people would want me in a picture with the surrounding environment adding to the local charm. If I find that people are taking photos with me in it, then you might have your wife come with a smartphone and walk around offering to take the photo, then immediately send it to them via email. In your email signature, be sure to include your website link to drive more business to it.



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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Pewtershmit
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                    Have you guys considered pornography? Awkward Amateur porn is all the rage these days.




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                    • #11
                      seriously go to dubai. you can clear $10k a week busking.

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                      • #12
                        Don't let it come to this:










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                        • #13
                          wife pic pls.
                          MAN for that kind of thing U got to go Back to the Old boxes from back when!! In those days we would bring are AMPS to the lake and wnen U tilt the Cab down by the water U can see the ****************in DENT it made! With the waves coming off it and Everything ****************!!!!! NOwadays they all play in there Dens and home bars or watever kind of **************** they get up to

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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Fender&EHX4ever
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                            My problem with busking is that on the rare occasions when I have cash on hand I would rather not pull out my wallet or a wad of cash on the street in front of people... especially in a big metropolis. I'm sort of paranoid like that.




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                            Originally Posted by Naterel


                            I dunno, my glasses were dirty from slider grease thats why my vision was blurry.



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                            • #15
                              I'd toss a few bucks if I saw you playing some Hawkwind...
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