Saturday, August 28, 2010

My First Public Street Performance

The Really, Really Free Market is a monthly event organized by local anarchists where people donate whatever they no longer need, and others are free to pickup what they want for free. For more information about the Free Market or to get involved, visit their facebook page.

The event happened from 1-3 PM but actually continued until 3:30ish. I got set up and started playing a couple of minutes after 2 PM. In all, I ended up playing about one hour, 35 minutes. It was fun. I didn't set up a donation bucket so there was no expectation of donations. I did receive other rewards. I saw one guy tapping his foot, I saw a woman walking down the other side of the street and either smiling or laughing which I think was caused by my playing. It was also interesting how people would ignore me or avoid eye contact. After I finished playing, one person (and possibly more) briefly clapped. Then four of the anarchists came up to me and thanked me for playing.

So it was a success. No police harassment. Also my battery pack lasted the entire performance powering 3 foot pedals and an amplifier. I was happy about that.

Here are the complete unedited recordings:

Part 1 (15 minutes)
A guy asked me if my guitar was in tune, that's when I played an "E" chord. He wanted to borrow my guitar to show me how it was done, I said no thanks.

Part 2 (1 hour)
35 minutes into Part 2, a kid asked to borrow my guitar and he played a bit of a Blink 182 song.

Part 3 (25 minutes)

Also this music is licensed under Creative Commons license. So feel free to use, remix, sample, etc. See the license for restrictions.

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Live at Monroe Park - August 28, 2010 by Silver Persinger is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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1 comment:

seapea said...

I was emailed a similar event here.
I thought it'd be interesting to attend and also to bring along some stuff for "another to love"-
Congrats on your first public street performance.

This Sunday, it's the Free Free Market! Bring something/s to give away
(clothes, toys, misc, etc.. please NO liquids, NO ripped/broken things,
NO underwear, and NO old computers), and find something cool to take
home! WHEN AND WHERE: Date: Sunday, September 12th Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Taala Hooghan 1700 N. 2nd St. in Sunny Side (Please look for
signs off route 66) DESCRIPTION: The Free free market is a place
where people can come bring things they no longer need or use and give
them away. Everything is Free- no money is exchanged. Reuse and Recycle
instead of buying! Better for us, our community, and the environment!
It is not necessary to bring something in order to take something. You
are welcome to take what you are interested in regardless of your
contribution. All leftovers will be donated to communities in need.
Nothing will be sold. The FREE Free Market is not about bartering,
selling, or discounting. Hope to see you there! Spread the word, Free
Free Market is as great as you make it!