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Gerald
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Kid Iowa and Lee,
You are certainly right about the shoes. A few months back, after I had completed a set, a young fellow approached me and said that he wanted to be a street performer. He looked at my table and the cups which were still on the table. I was watching him! He asked what was the most important equipment that I thought he should buy. I answered, "A good pair of shoes." He smirked and walked away. I guess that was not the answer he wanted. Smile

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I have to second and third that thing about a good pair of shoes.

A few years ago, I was beginning to lose my feet. My arches were collapsing, and I was miserable. I know you have seen those commercials for the "Good Feet" orthotics. Lemme tell you something. I got TWO sets of their best ones.

They are not cheap. In fact, they cost more than a dozen sets of the shoes I usually wear. But they feel great on my tired, old feet. Now, I don't have to use them all the time.

But if I'm out walking or sightseeing, I have those babies on. I also use genuine rubber liners for my shoes. They work better for me than gel inserts. YMMV.
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On 2006-09-18 00:18, Bill Palmer wrote:
When I was doing the RenFaire stuff, I was performing in a robe that was made of heavy black velvet.


Bill, I know you did years of RenFaire work, but have you ever busked?
I've always imagined these were paid performances.

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Oh, yes. I definitely have busked.

What we got paid at the Renaissance Festivals was a pittance. Very often, I have worked for a hat.
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What's been said above is priceless - take heed.

I also have a pack of "Wet Wipes" in order to freshen up may face and hands between shows.

Kindest Regards

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Stuff I always carry:

Chalk
Water
Horn, whistle and/or other noise makers
Dukt tape (is that the spelling...?)


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Ahh yes a roll of gaffer/duct tape is also very handy
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Hey guys, kind of new to this thread. But I've always carried the following in my rig . Sunblock (because I spark like a fork in a microwave), strong shoes like everyone has said, my hat for collecting and sun defense, chap stick (w/ sunblock), about 20 ft. of good rope, and usually 2-3 bottles of ice water, and a bag of mixed fruit. And maybe a redbull every once in a while. And a few more little things like batteries for my PA, duct tape, and a throw away camera. You never know when you're on the street who's going to walk by.
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The Camera was a nice touch!

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The camera is a great idea!

I've met some interesting and famous folks out working and only had a story to tell after. Next time I get pics!

thanks!
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On 2006-05-07 00:43, Bill Palmer wrote:
Water, a place to put your gear, and the guts to do the show.


Things NO busker should be without.
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Stuff I take. babby wipes, a towl, some good old H2O. no ice! if you are to hot this can be bad. Drink BEFOR you need it and you should be ok. Bannanas are your frend. roap or chalk depending on if I'm on grass or black top. Business cards, pad and pen, and most of the time a disposiable camra. If I loose the camra, oh well.
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