#1
Im gonna try busking, probably i will play some acoustic foo fighters, som acoustic buckethead songs, some jason mraz and such, BUT.....Is it really worth it?
How much have you earned when busking? Im 14 years btw, my mom says people like when there are young people busking
#2
Yeah, don't catch AIDS, though.

It's worth it.

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i got 5p and i played a pink floyd song, can't remember which but i played rather good..at least i thought so
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yah, make sure u know u have some talent...dont be one of those guys out there annoying the sh** outta everyone.
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i got 5p and i played a pink floyd song, can't remember which but i played rather good..at least i thought so

You got 5p by playing a pink floyd song once! or many times?
#6
Is your mom trying to make you work in child labor?
There's no definite amount you can get from busking.
You might get a decent amount of money or almost nothing.
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I made like 30 bucks once playing sweet home alabama
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#8
I'd do it... if I had good instruments for it... and talent... and friends to play with...
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yah, make sure u know u have some talent...dont be one of those guys out there annoying the sh** outta everyone.

Im alot better than other dudes ive seen on the streets
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yah, make sure u know u have some talent...dont be one of those guys out there annoying the sh** outta everyone.

Although if he doesn't have insane talent, he could just play an acoustic and strum and hum. The ol' strum'n'hum never fails. People aren't looking for insane br00tal shredding powers on the street. They're probably just looking for good music.
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There's this guy in the city where I live makes about €20 and hour and stays for a good few hours before the shops close. He's awesome.

If you do try and busk, just make sure you don't get into any trouble with local crime or stuff like that.
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#12
im planning to try this weekend
the only problem is that if someone from my school sees me.... is that embarrasing or cool?
#13
depends were you go
if your out side a buisy tube station between 7and 9 you might make alot but if its in the middle of the moon your gonna get nothing
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There's this one guy who goes outside a bunch of the major shows, every time there is one, and plays the songs of the bands that were performing.


After the Iron Maiden show, he was outside Rexall Place playing Maiden songs. After Judas Priest, he was outside playing Priest songs.

But, yeah, I say go for it. I'm also 14, and have been planning on doing that. Like dgme92 said, try not to get into any troubles/hassles with local crime/gangs/etc.
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depends were you go
if your out side a buisy tube station between 7and 9 you might make alot but if its in the middle of the moon your gonna get nothing

do you mean 7-9 in the morning or evenning?
#16
Does anybody know the laws for playing in public in the UK? I've read that you don't need a license if you're playing with an un-amped instrument, but if you're using an amp, you do.

Can anybody clarify?
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#17
the amount of money you make depends on where you go/ what time of day/ how good you are/ how cute/helpless you look..

Obviously more people = more money

Try to find a place that has a relatively high amount of people passing through, but try to choose a place where the people passing through aren't in a rush. (so not the subway station at rush hour/when everyones coming home from or going to work). More like sometime in the afternoon on a weekend, or after dinner time. Then people have a chance to actually stop and hear what you're playing for a little bit, then maybe give you some money.

But really, don't do it because you want it to be worth the money, do it because it's worth the experience.
#19
morning could be good, while people are waiting just on a bench or a bus shelter for their bus/train

and do you live in canada?
every year they do something called
:buskerfest" its when all the best buskerers(sp.?) get together and busk!
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morning could be good, while people are waiting just on a bench or a bus shelter for their bus/train

and do you live in canada?
every year they do something called
:buskerfest" its when all the best buskerers(sp.?) get together and busk!

I live in swe, and im planning to busk in the center of the town ( i live in the second biggest town in the country )
#21
^they had that when I was in Scotland, too. It was called something different, though.

It was pretty sweet, nonetheless.

but as for 'should I go in the morning?', it kind of depends where you are.
If you're at a bus stop/ on the platform of the subway, then I'd say go, because people are waiting for busses/trains, so can give a listen, but if you just go out on the sidewalk at a normally busy area, you'll just get a bunch of rushed people on their way to work/school.
#22
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You got 5p by playing a pink floyd song once! or many times?

me and a friend only played the one song got 5p and we were told to move

it was years ago and i can't for the life of me remember which one it was...im gonna be trying to remember for ages now

but yeah when you're young and busking people just think you're an idiot but if you're a 30 year old bum then you'll get money. bring a dog and a sleeping bag and you might have some luck
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#23
im planning to do it in a giant shoppingcenter, where there walks like ten thousands of people everyday.
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im planning to do it in a giant shoppingcenter, where there walks like ten thousands of people everyday.

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#26
If you live in the US, it probably would be a waste of time.
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