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Monday, May 19, 2003

Saw the ad at Piccadilly Circus which is publicising legalised busking on the tube.

ad for buskers at Piccadilly Circus


Apparently there are going to be some auditions and it's being used as an excuse for the London Underground to find some more money from somewhere cos they don't make enough from our tube fares

(STOP PRESS.....London Underground tube fares are the most expensive in the world - �1.60 for a single journey of one stop in central London cf with an average of �1 everywhere else in the world.....I digress)

Anyway the auditons or the busking will be sponsored by Carling. Good one. Basically if you drink enough Carling lager you will develop a mad urge to sing "Streets of London" or "Wonderwall" to complete strangers whilst strumming away on an out of tune guitar.

Also found today that the band Turin Brakes performed a little gig today at Canary Wharf to launch this noble initiative.

For more on music and buskers on the tube check out Going Underground.


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