Diary Of A Busker Day 568 Friday June 6th 2014 Winchester (1. Opposite Gieves & Hawkes, Time: 1:48-2:06pm, 2. Opposite Bellis, Time: 2:14-3:35pm).
I’d spotted Rob’s stuff in front of The Butter Cross when I came into town this morning, so I knew he’d be holed up there for a few hours…and sure enough, a few hours later he was still there.
I was going to set up around the corner at Pavilion but there was a van parked, so I went down the road to where I was yesterday, in the hope of a much improved situation, coinage-wise. It wasn’t a much improved situation. In fact it was a much worse one: only one donation – a 50p – in 20 minutes. I left when Rob and his missus were wheeling their trolley to the car park down the road. They even said I should go ‘up to the cross’, which is what I did after finishing off The Third Man – even that didn’t bring in any coinage.
I’m relieved to say it turned out a lot better up at ‘the cross’. Mick dropped by during Ne Me Quitte Pas and started talking about the chords to Midnight Cowboy, which he tried to work out once but couldn’t. I said I’d have a look.
There was an odd bloke sitting on the bench across the way. He looked like he was laughing at something. He had his head down but I could see he was laughing. It was a bit weird – he turned up halfway through the set and stayed there the whole time. He did, however, come over after While My Guitar Gently Weeps to provide the most generous donation I’ve had for a few days now: a £2 coin and a £1 coin. I make that £3 in all. So I forgave him his weirdness.