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It's been a while, but I headed back to the farmers market for some busking fun. Although I only had one real show, I still managed to get some tips from smaller groups of people as they passed by. Anyway, I left the farmers market with the satisfaction of success.
The main dilemma I had was that my usual spot was taken. A friend of mine, a juggler and ballon animalist was at my usual spot. Because of this, I was forced to find a different spot, ended up to be a good thing. I picked a location on a wide sidewalk about 20 feet from an italian ice stand. Once I had my spot I started my show. I was successfully able to draw a crowd and keep them throughout the routine, earning myself a good $10. The rest of my time at the market was mostly smaller shows, and a simple array of tricks to the small groups of people that requested to be shown a few tricks.
After all that, I left with a good $30.
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Good for you. The one time I tried our local farmer's market, I just couldn't get more than three people to stop... and none of them tipped!
If I try again (it's only on Friday and I have to work Fridays) I might try something next to the food merchant
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Smaller groups or trickle shows can be nice, because they may feel compelled to tip being the only ones watching versus large groups that may leave after seeing a few other folks pay their way. I rather enjoy smaller intimate groups where I don't have to raise my voice thus conserving it for later in the evening.

Best of fortunes Mitchell Mac.
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