#1
Today me & a buddy decided we would take advantage of the Christmas rush 2day and decided to go busking. Upon playing we had only earned around $4 after the first 1-2 hours.

However we then decided to play Wish you were here by Pink Floyd. And then to our surprise the cash just started rolling in, lol.

Then after 2 hours we were up to around $200.... simply from continuously playing wish you were here.

I guess some of you may find this a useful tip. If any1 else knows any good busking songs that earn a good keep please post
#4
i should do that tomorrow hahaha
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Don't you need a busking license of some sort :S?
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#7
u dont need a busking license if u dont get caught. If u get caught u imply say "oh sorry... i left it in my car" then simply leave & dont come back. Or u just say "sorry i didnt know..."

But yeah... i was stunned at how effective Wish you were Here was... especially on xmas eve where u would expect people to wanna hear xmas songs :S

Usually me and my bud busk for around 6 hours a time. But today we only busked for around 4 hours... crazy
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u dont need a busking license if u dont get caught. If u get caught u imply say "oh sorry... i left it in my car" then simply leave & dont come back. Or u just say "sorry i didnt know..."

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#9
Awesome. I did some busking at a sea side town years ago and earned £16 in a couple of hours. That was loads to me back then!
#13
yeah canon rock on acoustic impress' alot of people. Im thinking i might try and get some of the "Dark side of the Moon" songs down bcuz they are all the same key which may make for an interesting performance
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Don't you need a busking license of some sort :S?

Where I am, there are some areas which you do not need one for.
I busk there because I haven't been bothered to get a busking license, lol.
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#15
u can busk in just about any place. Its just large cities where they are fairly picky with licenses. However if u live in a town outside of the city then usually there are no problems.
#16
I gave a busker £3 or £4 once because he took some requests, all I asked was "You know any Johnny Cash?" he pulled out I Walk The Line then I asked "You know any Dylan" the guy slapped out Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man and Tangled Up In Blue. I would've stayed around but my friends were getting impatient and wanted to get to the pub.

EDIT: That should probably be "next" pub, so Protip: Busk outside a busy pub/club at night and get pissed people over paying you!
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#20
If I forget to wash one morning I might go find somewhere to do this, though i'd hate to do it in the city for fear of seeing someone I know.
#21
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Stand by Me - John Lennon Ben E. King?
Wonderwall - Oasis (It makes money don't judge :p
Let It Be - Beatles

I'll edit if I can remember more.
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Ignorance for the law is no excuse.

Actually, it's the best excuse (aside from actually obeying the law). It's the state's responsibility to make sure the laws are made easily accessible, and well known. If you can show that this particular law isn't well known to reasonable people in your position, you have a decent case.

EDIT: A good busking song would be things adults recognize that they don't expect kids to. Just think, what do mommys listen to???
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#25
Apparently you can make an easy €50 an hour busking in Cork city centre on a saturday. I met a guy there who spent the day doing it in a bar after he'd finished.

I'd love to go busking but I don't know what the local laws are for it.
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I'm pretty sure there's already a busking thread TS.


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If I forget to wash one morning I might go find somewhere to do this, though i'd hate to do it in the city for fear of seeing someone I know.
I saw some bloke in Birmingham playing in the Christmas German Market, but he was just on his own with no amp or anything, so standing more than about 2 metres away from him, you couldn't hear a thing over all the people! I've always wanted to do it down by the canal though, looks so cool.
#28
Me and a few mates did this to kill some time. We made about £13 in 20minutes. Was pretty cool
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#29
Is busking basically just playing on the street for money? Like a homeless guy?
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Is busking basically just playing on the street for money? Like a homeless guy?


Next time you see a homeless guy with an instrument, give me a shout.
I rarely see homeless people busking, what homeless people do is beg.

But yeah, Busking is street performing, with your instrument case/whatever open for people to throw cash in.
#31
Time to dust off the acoustic and go to the mall I guess.
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If I forget to wash one morning I might go find somewhere to do this, though i'd hate to do it in the city for fear of seeing someone I know.


bah! lol, seeing people u know is the best part... it allows u to see if they are cheap asses or not haha.

note: Merry Christmas!