Diary Of A Busker Day 543 Sunday April 30th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Pavillion, Time: 1:58-2:58pm, 2. Opposite Bellis, Time: 3:02-4:32pm).
An hour for the first set. The bells went on for the first 20 minutes, behind me, then they stopped, then started up again at the end, so that ruled out setting up down the road, as they’re twice as loud down there. I made about £10, the usual for an hour.
Not five minutes after finishing, I started up around the corner. A girl from the Nero coffee place came out with a tray of pasties, followed a couple of minutes later by a girl from the chocolate place behind me, with a tray of the nice little things. They stood facing each other on either side of the road, like a gunfight (between pasties and chocolate – a pasty/choc off) was about to start. I thought that was quite funny.
The young couple with the autistic boy turned up again. I let him have a twang on the guitar – or rather, he just sort of pressed down on a string – his mother had to pull his finger across. His name’s Ethan, which I’d forgotten – I had to ask. He’s two and a half, sweet kid.
Song Of The Day: Dixie McGuire, as it got a couple of donations, including one from a very well-dressed old couple, especially her. I should have recorded that one – it was pretty close to the best I’ve played it out here. One I did record, however, was Siboney, near the end of the session. It turned out not bad so I’ll probably put that one up on the old youtube channel.
The money here was good: almost £25 in one and a half hours, that’s £10 more than expected.