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 Post subject: where?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:48 pm 
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i usually busk at local circuses but i dont rake much in (even when i use my other accent) i wanted to know where the hot spots are.

p.s. i used the search button and nothing useful came up.


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If there is a festival, or some kind of event in your town/city, they would be good places to check out. I am also looking into busking, and have bin pondering on the same question.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:22 pm 
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halo1121 wrote:
i usually busk at local circuses but i dont rake much in (even when i use my other accent) i wanted to know where the hot spots are.

p.s. i used the search button and nothing useful came up.


Based on this post, I really find it hard to believe that you busk.

If you dont make good tips, you probably need to work on your routine and performance.


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Thank you Dave. I didn't have to say it to the kid. He may do tricks but he isn't busking, that's for sure.


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perhaps a fix of vocabulary? i thought the word busk was an open term incluseing setting up a table, putting out a tip jar, and letting peple tip whatever they please if any. sorry


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perhaps a fix of vocabulary? i thought the word busk was an open term incluseing setting up a table, putting out a tip jar, and letting peple tip whatever they please if any. sorry


You missed the whole point of our posts.

I would spell it out, but I get tired of that. Just re-read your post, then re-read mine and paddys.


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...and then read and reread most of the posts in this topic. Besides, no real busker will give up his "hot spot" that easily.


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halo1121 wrote:
perhaps a fix of vocabulary? i thought the word busk was an open term incluseing setting up a table, putting out a tip jar, and letting peple tip whatever they please if any. sorry


I'll spell it out because I don't think this kid is sharp enough to get the answers himself.

Any idiot can do magic tricks. Do a french drop of coins or balls, use a thumb tip, whatever. It takes a magician to take the tricks and make them entertaining. That is what a busker does, and it is the only way to be a busker is to entertain. Look at Gazzo, or Kozmo on their busking DVDs. Nothing they do is hard to do, in fact every trick they use is very easy and can be done by beginners. The difference is that the beginner does the trick, Koz and Gazzo make it entertaining. The cups and balls is a 5 minute thing. Gazzo does the cups and balls and makes it last 30 to 40 minutes JUST for that one effect.

Seriously, when I am working a crowd at a local festival I use the egg bag, some rope, a thumb tip, and 3 linking rings. That's all I have, not even a table. If I can't make $100 an hour I leave. I haven't left a festival in 4 years. As I said you aren't busking you are a kid showing off some magic tricks.


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