Diary Of A Busker Day 406 Sunday July 14th Winchester High Street (Opposite Bellis, Time: 3:25-5:15pm).
Another very warm day – 24 degrees, but I’m able to get in the shade. I wasn’t sure whether to come in or not, as Sunday can be a bit dodgy, money-wise. But it turned out to be a good idea as I made almost double the usual hourly rate, helped considerably by a foreign woman buying a CD at the very end, after she’d been listening for awhile on the bench. I’ve changed the sign on the bucket. It now says: CDs – £10 for 20 songs, which saves me having a discussion/sales pitch, which I was getting bored of, and which I hated doing it because I’m rubbish at it!
I get a bit better with Deve Ser Amor – I played it twice today, but I mess up Londonderry Air/Danny Boy again. This time it’s the 1st verse. Apart from that, a rather uneventful time, apart from the bloke coming out at 5 o’clock shouting ‘PASTIES FOR A POUND!’ – always a thrilling moment.
Earnings: £32.32p (Including 1 CD)