Sunday, September 20, 2015

Apparently I tend to boss around complete strangers.

We saw these kids walking along the square, carrying their instruments. Here's what happened next:

Me: Hi guys! Are y'all gonna play in this spot?

them: We're thinking about it.

Me: Where are you from?

Them: We're from this little town near here. (They go on to tell me where they're from.)

Me: I live there!

(Then we have a short conversation about who we know in common. They're such sweet kids.)

Me: So...what are you doing? Are you going to play??

Them: ::nervous laughter::

Me: Next time bring your guitar case for tips.

Them: We're not here for the money. ::looking slightly unsure of that statement::

Me: Take your hat off and put it on the ground. (I place the hat upside down in front of the boys.) Now, play your best song.

In less than five minutes, I counted more than $10 placed into the hat. I took a polaroid of them (after asking :p), and placed it in the hat with a couple of bucks.

My friend teased me about how motherly I was to them, but I felt SO proud of them! It takes guts to play in public.

I told them to come back next weekend and bring the case.


Thersites said...

You ARE a capitalist in deed... but a socialist photgrapher at heart. ;)

Jen Brimmage said...

I'll gladly accept that title. :-D

Ducky's here said...

Well it would be logical to ask since you had gone to the trouble to establish a relationship with the band and the photo is part of that interaction.

Must have been a kick watching you show them how to busk.

Jen Brimmage said...

My friend took a picture of me...taking a picture of them. :-)
It was fun. He REALLY didn't want to take his hat off...