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Hello

I am going busking soon and it occurred to me that after a couple of hats I could have a problem....expecially since I may well suck and have a lot of coins. If you are working for several hours where do you keep the cash?

Many thanks,

Danny
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I empty my bucket after it gets about 3/4 full.

Too full a hat and people don't tip. Too full a hat and the grifters start taking notice. You don't want either.

Before your performance, put in a set amount of "seed" money. That way you know exactly how much you took in.

DO NOT put coins in as seed money.

People tend to tip what they see in the bucket. Coins are for parking meters and gumball machines, not performers.

As to where I keep my tips between sets? Someplace safe; and that's all I'll say on an open forum. Just use common sense, and common street sense.
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A drawstring bag like a Crown Royal bag works, but so does a ziplock. Put it in a cargo pocket, or your gig bag if you can secure it to your table. Otherwise put it in a pocket that's not all full of sponge balls and TTs.
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The advice Ekuth gave only applies to tricks shows.
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On 2012-05-28 23:37, Mac_Stone wrote:
The advice Ekuth gave only applies to tricks shows.


????

What's a 'tricks show'?

If you meant 'trickle' show, then you're partly right, but the principles are virtually the same.

However, I don't work a 'trickle' show.

I do a performance set and give hat lines throughout and the big hat line in the middle of my final effect.

However, this could quickly degenerate into the old "trickle vs. hat" show debate, which is not what the OP is asking about.
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My thought was that pockets could get full pretty quickly. I will put a note in but in the UK the smallest note we have is £5 (about $8)...which seems optimistic, so I thought I would also add £2 coins...what do you think?

Other than that I guess it will be trips back to the car (assuming I do OK of course).

Danny
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I meant trickle.
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Search the thread. I think this has been the topic of one (or more) discussions.
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Greetings and Salutations,

I can tell you with near certainty that if you ask for coins, you will get coins, and if you don't tell your audience a good tip is a couple, three bucks -- each -- you're going to end up with change. Ask for a fiver, and you'll get some fives, and singles in ones, twos, or threes.

As for where to put it, when you can't find someplace to put all your hat money, I think it would be time to find a nice restaurant, enjoy a good meal, and head home for the night!

Just my $.02 (USD) worth. YMMV

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I can hold your money for you...
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On 2012-05-31 01:51, The Great Zoobini wrote:
I can hold your money for you...


Great idea, and when you are busking I will hold the money for you. Of course you are more experienced than me so....
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On 2012-05-31 00:00, MagiUlysses wrote:
... if you ask for coins, you will get coins, and if you don't tell your audience a good tip is a couple, three bucks -- each -- you're going to end up with change. Ask for a fiver, and you'll get some fives, and singles in ones, twos, or threes...
Just my $.02 (USD) worth. YMMV


Ulysses, $.02???!!! C'mon, man, don't be cheap. Toss in a FIVE!
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RiffRaff, How in the world do you only have 392 posts??? Lurking is a forte?
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Rotten

You must be great with 704 posts
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My post is bigger than your post...
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Yep, that's what makes me great...

I was just surprised how little Riff Raff ever has to say. I think he has e-mailed me 392 times. Smile
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On 2012-05-28 19:23, Ekuth wrote:
I empty my bucket after it gets about 3/4 full.

Too full a hat and people don't tip. Too full a hat and the grifters start taking notice. You don't want either.

Before your performance, put in a set amount of "seed" money. That way you know exactly how much you took in.

DO NOT put coins in as seed money.

People tend to tip what they see in the bucket. Coins are for parking meters and gumball machines, not performers.

As to where I keep my tips between sets? Someplace safe; and that's all I'll say on an open forum. Just use common sense, and common street sense.


The advice only a working pro could give. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!
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On 2012-06-01 22:37, Rotten wrote:
I was just surprised how little Riff Raff ever has to say. I think he has e-mailed me 392 times. Smile


LOL! I get 392 e-mails from fireperformer every day.
The reason I only have 392 posts here is because I'm very shy & demure.
...that and the fact that most of my posts get deleted.
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I don't know exactly, but I think I have around 400 myself and I've been a member (snicker in a beavis way) here since around '99 or '00.

By the same measure I must have achieved super-lurker status.
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I wish they would delete most of my posts.....
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