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To Busk or Not to Busk?

Have you ever heard the term “busking”? In this busy world of Euro 2012, we don’t always understand what’s going on. But, if you’ve ever taken the tube anywhere in London, you’ve probably experienced someone busking as you made your way to your platform to catch your train.

Busking, according to Wikipedia:

is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles. People engaging in this practice are called street performers, buskers, street musicians, minstrels, or troubadours.”

While these legalized street performers tend to be part of our every day lives as we hop on the tube every mornin

g just to get to school or work, and then as we make our way back home after a long day, we don’t ever really know the difficulties behind having the opportunity to busk. With so many regulations in place, busking has become another world that we aren’t always aware of. And it’s interesting what each busker has to go through in order to get their license to busk. The TFL website has it’s own page regarding busking and it’s an interesting look over to understand what each busker has to go through in order to do what they love to do; Share their music with the world.


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