Busking in Japan

I took my guitar out to a nearby 7-Eleven here in Tokyo and played Take it Easy by the Eagles.  I wanted to try my hand at busking in Japan!  No one seemed impressed, at all.  In fact, they treated me like I was some kind of ghost!   Completely ignored!  I didn't think I was that bad.  Maybe it was the bare feet?  But seriously, I'll never forget the days when I first started busking on Water street in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland.  I was nervous as hell and didn't really know what I was doing so I just went for it.  Later I realized I only needed about 5 or 6 really good sing along songs - because most people just stayed to listen to one or two and then move on.  I also noticed that I shouldn't have too much- or too little- money (float) in the open guitar case, so I would stuff it into my backpack, which I wore to keep it all safe.  The first night I went home I was thinking, damn, just coins.  But when I lined all the quarters up into dollars…there was 450 dollars right there on the carpet for about 3 hours of work.  I was over the moon.

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