I’ve learned two lessons ’bout busking while trying it myself and watching others doing it:
Lesson no. 1: If you want people to stop and listen you’ll need to be funny (meaning: doing some sort of comedy) or you’ll need to be an artiste doing something impressive like magic tricks or fire-eating.
Lesson no. 2: If you dare to just play music anyway you’ll need to be loud (meaning you need to use amplification) to at least earn a bit of money.
I’ll be back tonight …