Diary Of A Busker Day 368

Diary Of A Busker Day 368 Thursday May 16th 2013 Winchester High Street 1. Opposite Bellis. Time: 12:20-1:37pm 2. Opposite Oxfam. Time: 1:50-2:25pm

One of my nameless old lady regulars says she would give me something but all she has is a £20 note, which she produces and waves in front of me, and this is just a few minutes in so I can’t break it down. She goes across to WH Smiths and ten minutes later she’s back with a fiver for me. I say ‘that’s very kind of you’ (not as kind as the £20 would have been!) and she says ‘I just won it on the scratchcard. I won a hundred pounds once, you know.’ Anyway, how about that? – an old lady won a fiver on a scratchcard and gave it to a bloke with a guitar.

One of the Save The Children workers, a Rastafarian, has a break and sits on the bench opposite for my last few minutes. He seems to really like my ‘heavy’ set, which is basically James Bond and Twelve-String Shuffle. He comes over when he sees me start to pack up – ‘James Bond, yeah, I really like that. You rock!’ I ROCK? I don’t often get that.

I only have about half an hour at Oxfam, then we have to go over to Clare’s pub at West Meon, so it’s just the “hits” – La Vie En Rose, Albatross, When I’m Sixty-Four, Here Comes The Sun, Music To Watch Girls By, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Can’t Help Falling In Love, The Third Man then tune down for Yellow Bird, Wheels and tune back up for Borsalino and that’s it. Song Of The Day – easily Albatross, as it gets a good £5, and that includes a £2 coin. Out here, wonders never cease.

Earnings: £30.39

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