chatillion 71M
2262 posts
10/27/2019 4:37 pm
I met Giuseppe today...

Earlier today I went to visit niece and her 2 . On the way back, I stopped for groceries and found a father & team playing music in the parking lot. The term is busking and it refers to playing in a public place for donations.

As the story goes, Guiseppe was wailing away on a violin with some prerecorded music in the background. Both players were amplified and can be heard across the large parking lot of a mall.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
10/27/2019 4:40 pm

The sign explained he has 3 kids and not enough money for rent.

chatillion 71M
1570 posts
10/28/2019 9:18 am

Benefit of the doubt. Let's say he was a Tradesman and lost his job. His hobby was music and now he relies on his hobby to make money. Possible?

Ben19684 55M

10/28/2019 4:32 pm

We have a-lot of buskers here in Toronto...some do it to supplement their incomes on the weekends...heck their is a weekend every year called "Buskerfest"..they cordon off several blocks and the municipality make it a festival...buskers, food trucks, etc...makes for an entertaining way to spend a day.

Better than the increase in panhandlers that have ravaged our city...