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Kent Wong
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I don't have any experience in busking, but I ran across a couple of very similar terms today that I'm having a little trouble distinguishing. Hopefully some of the members here can help me understand the difference between them. What is the difference between a "Busking Pitch" and a "Busking Station"?

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A pitch is the patter, or words, spoken during your presentation. The station would be the location of the presentation.

Hope that helps. Mark.
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I believe the pitch is where you setup to perform your show.

I have no idea what a busking station is. Maybe it's a radio station that's ...
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Yup, the pitch is where you perform unless you are pitching then you work from a joint. I've never heard the expression 'busking station', likely means location to someone not with it.
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On 2006-08-17 20:25, Steve V wrote:
I've never heard the expression 'busking station'...


It's where you catch the bus to get to your pitch.
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Oooppsss...Frank and Steve are right! That's why they are Inner Circle members!

What was I thinking? Sorry for the wrong info.

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Nah, we just be roughnecks
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Speak for yourself.
I'm no roughneck.
I'm just a smartass.
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On 2006-08-18 03:14, Frank Starsini wrote:
Speak for yourself.
I'm no roughneck.
I'm just a smartass.




Shouldn't that be smarta$$

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Kent Wong
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Thanks guys! I've never heard of a pitch station before either, and I wasn't sure if I was missing something.

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Busking pitch is a kind of tar that is used to keep buskers at their station.

Just kidding.

A pitch is a British term for what Americans call a "field," such as a football pitch. Buskers use it to refer to where they do their show from. I have a feeling that whoever was using the term "busking station" meant the same thing.
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O.K.,

I just found out what these people meant, but I don't know if they are official terms (probably not since no one else has heard of a busking station). Apparently, a busking pitch is the traditional pitch area where a busker can perform a larger circle show.

A busking station is a smaller area where the busker can perform a smaller act in front of a smaller crowd. I guess maybe if you have a smaller act and don't use a sound system, the station may be more appropriate.

Does any of this make sense?

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Sounds like you found a controlled area and they just gave a name to a small pitch. Tell 'em that you are a roustabout and to stop with the phony names.
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