Paddy, I realize that busking is a very tough job, but I want to give it a try. I have been doing magic for about 4 years and think that I am ready. I just wanted to smooth the wrinkles out of my busking act before I went out there. I mean no disrespect in that because I have very high respect in all of you.
OK, I wanted you to understand that. The ONLY way to "smooth the wrinkles out" is to go out and busk. Start doing shows NOW. Will you suck as a performer? Yes. Every one of us SUCKED BAD when we first started. The difference is when we had a bunch of "hecklers all complaining about the same thing, we listened and changed our show. When other buskers offered us help we listened and adapted. When our hats started to get bigger, we thought about what we did different and kept it in the show.
We learned from our mistakes as well as our successes. So go out there and suck like he ll but learn from every show and adapt until you hit the $100 hat show. Then improve on that.
Go break a thread!
(oops had to edit due to spelling error)