Busking For Our Babies
I had the insane idea of being a street performer/busker for a day. I wanted to see what it was like from the other side of the guitar box. But here’s the problem, my talents are limited and do not include music which translates well to the street. Was that going to stop me? Hell no.
With some brave friends and some talented assistants, we spent four hours on the streets of Toronto collecting money for Sick Kids Hospital. We had the advantage of having a charitable cause to give to, which made it easier for people to accept that our talents were imperfect and probably just donated to have us stop (or because we put in an effort). I have no idea how anyone makes a living performing in the street. It was exhausting! After only four hours, we had to pack it in. A combination of heat, standing/dancing on concrete all day, and a growing apathy had us walking really slow to our car for refuge.
We raised over $400 in the street. Not bad. But we could have done better if we’d just had a bit more gas in the tank. The good news is that donations are accepted online. Amazing right?! If you like the video and have Sick Kids in your giving plan, please consider helping us. I’d love to get us over my original goal of $1000.
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