After persuading my mum to drive me to the Strand (Townsville’s beach-front area) I found a suitable spot to busk and set up. A suitable busking spot is basically anywhere that has high pedestrian traffic.

It was a bit blowy but not enough to be too much of a bother. Although, I was shivering by the time I’d finished, despite the warm weather.

In the hour-and-a-half I was playing I made $56.80. That’s pretty good money for a fifteen-year-old!

But, I’m not just doing it for the money. I honestly enjoy it. I like that my playing seems to make people happy and I love watching the toddlers stare at me in amazement.

The Legal Side of Busking in Townsville

As far as I can tell, all you need to do to busk legally in Townsville is to print out this form and keep it with you while you’re busking.

https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/8764/Busking-information-and-approval-form-PDF0302-000-September-2017.pdf

So, after printing and signing the form I was ready to go.

Disclaimer: my content does not constitute legal advice or recommendations and should not be relied upon as such.

My Steampunk Costume

I think that the costume really helped me to stand out more. Who wouldn’t stare at someone dressed like this?

Although, I love making costumes, so I don’t need much of an excuse to make one and Busking seems an excellent excuse to make one.

What Song Should I Learn to Play Next?

What’s your favourite song? What would you be happy to hear a street performer play? Please tell me in the comments and I’ll do my best to add them to my repertoire.