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 Post subject: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:48 pm 
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Hi everyone. Not sure where to post this so I'm putting it in Marketing as it was mentioned!

I'd like to start busking balloon sculpting, and have never done this before.

My reasons are two fold - get some money coming in when its quiet,
and (the main one) - to try out new models, & banter with an audience.

Has anyone any tips, ideas or suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:06 pm 
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Hi Danny

I will not call you a idiot as if you are wanting to go busking you are not a idiot

I go busking all the time best thing you can do get papers to see if theres any thing happing around like open days or shows get you stuff and get down there,I have a open hat and allways put 2 or 3 pound in first.

Tip 1= Don"t stop making stuff even if no one is around this will help you when you are flat out and show people what you can do.

Tip 2= If no one is bitting give some away kids aways want what others have

Tip 3= Tell people what you are doing and why like "Some one booked me but are ill today so i had all my balloons out so I didn't want to waste them"

Tip 4= Ask where they are from if near you give them a card

Tip 5= Have fun even if no one else is

I hope you do it and have a good time theres good money out there i get around 5 to 20 pound a hour

One last thing I got my biggest gig from busking 27 gigs from one bloke you never know who is passing you

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:50 pm 
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I have been thinking of doing some busking. Can you just pitch up anywhere or do you need a permit or something like that? does anybody know ?

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Different towns have different rules, in some you need a peddlers licence.
The best thing is just find somewhere busy & start, just plead ignorant if someone tries to move you on.
I do know a good solicitor if things don’t quite work out for you :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:49 pm 
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Hi guys, please don't take my comments the wrong way, but I wouldn't feel comfortable busking. I would feel as if I was desperate and begging.

I know it can get extra work in, and to be honest, I wish I could pluck up the courage to do it as well. Do you ever get these feelings when you're busking? I have done it before, kind off, I was busking for tips last year to raise money for my 'Make A Smile Appeal'. The graden centre I do a lot of work for kindly let me do it there. They get lots of kids in as they also have a huge in store pet shop. It certainly worked, I had banners beside me advertising what the tips were for, raised nearly £400 in 5 days, but felt really uncomfortable the whole time. They asked if I wanted to do it again this year but I said I was too busy.

I'm one of the busiest in my area (I don't mean these comments to sound big headed - sorry) and didn't want people to think I was desperate for the work that I had to go busking. But in reality, I really would like to do it, but as I said, I can't get these 'begging' thoughts out of my head.

Hats off to you guys who are doing well with it. :)

Best wishes,

Graeme (Billy Wiz)


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 Post subject: Re: Busking
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Billy Wiz wrote:
I wouldn't feel comfortable busking. I would feel as if I was desperate and begging.

But Graeme we are desperate & begging :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
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You shouldn't think like that you are out there making people smile you are out there doing some thing you love and its not like you are sat on the floor with a sign saying give me money

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Busking licences
Busking in itself is not illegal, although many local authorities have passed byelaws prohibiting busking. If you want to busk it is worth contacting your local council to see if any byelaws have been passed with regards to busking. Children under 14 years may not busk.

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
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Graham Lee wrote:
Billy Wiz wrote:
I wouldn't feel comfortable busking. I would feel as if I was desperate and begging.

But Graeme we are desperate & begging :lol:

Graham Lee



Agree....i do busking.. initially i had that 'begging' in mind.. but...i think again.. i show my 'talent and skill' on twisting and someone has to contribute something...anyway..when busking.. i dont charge the balloons.. I can't charge..so its up to people who contribute...when they ask..i say.. anything that u think its fair... i think thats fair enough.. so far have not experienced bad things.. hopefully not in the future too... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Busking
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I am going to go out and try my hand at Busking during the 6 weeks Summer holidays when all the kids are off school, (Might test the water first, by doing a Saturday/Sunday leading up to it)
My question is this,and it may seem trival, but what to wear when Busking?, bearing in mind it will be Summer, I was thinking just smart but casual jeans, and a T-Shirt, (I do have one with "Chubbz" airsprayed on the back) but I said to my partner about wearing a large "Rabbit type Top hat" (Thanks to David Ginn) to attract attention, but she said I will just lok stupid,(Or words to that effect) maybe wear one of my own balloon hats?
Also should I just keep the models quick & simple, (Dog,sword,flower etc) or make the more fancy stuff?
Any help greatly appreciated... :geek:


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