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Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Tube Buskers continue into 2004

Official Busking "trial" will carry on

Delighted to hear that the
busking santa 1 and 2, top busking chick, Dimitri, the Pop Idol buskers and various other official buskers will be continuing into 2004. Sadly this won't make a jot of difference to unofficial buskers like the Losing My Religion busker who will carry on playing in their "merry" way.

A spokesman for Carling, the drinks company behind making London Underground buskers official in May, said:

"At least one person is in what look to be the final stages of negotiations with a major record label after she was spotted on the Tube, and we're expecting other people to be successful too. " I wonder if it was top busking chick?

Also busking has meant some buskers can actually earn a fair bit of money (unlike Badly Drawn Boy). One busker at Green Park tube station earned 160 quid in four hours.


Geoff Marshall kindly sent me this picture of a cone busker that he saw today at Oxford Circus

Cone busker at Oxford Circus

Geoff says "He was pissed and playing "We wish you merry christmas" by just blowing farty noises through the traffic cone. And I actually saw people giving him money!

Now don't try telling me that he's sponsored by Carling � :-) "

Cheers Geoff. I'm sure he wasn't!

See the Evening Standard for more on the official buskers.

See my main site for more on the London Underground buskers in general.

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