Diary Of A Busker Day 604 Wednesday August 6th 2014 Winchester (1. Corner of Monsoon, Market Street, Time: 2:28-4:10pm, 2. Opposite Pavilion, Time: 4:25-5:45pm).
It was nice to see Madelaine after I don’t know how long: she’s certainly the most toothsome of the lot out here, that’s for sure. I said she should try Chichester as the people are more friendly there than here…although they’re probably friendlier to HER more than me!
That bloke with the white hair and moustache came by and donated after Yellow Bird, and again asked if I’d seen the film Black Narcissus, as Yellow Bird reminds him of it, and again I said I hadn’t. ‘There are lot of demons’ in it, he said.
I got away before all the vans pulled up, and went up the road to Pavilion. At the end, I was approached by a man who said that if I wanted ‘a change of scenery’, he runs a restaurant up the High Street – Eat Drink and Bee, and I could set up outside and play amongst the tables of diners. Apparently 11 to 12 is the best time, as he gets ‘all the retail therapy and yummy mummys’ there. Now, first off, I thought ‘that’s nice of him to ask me to play at his place’, but then it occurred to me, what he’s suggesting is I play there for nothing. He said I could put the bucket out, of course. Gee – thanks, kind man. I should have suggested he might like to set up a small kitchen next to me here, and make some snacks for the passers-by. No pay but he could put a bucket out for anyone who might want to show their appreciation.