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Trying in Tombstone

Posted by cornfed on Sunday, February 13, 2011

I don't know that I'd want to do it all the time ( especially not in summer), but we tried busking in Tombstone on Saturday, and had a really good time. We didn't really make much money...about enought to buy a set of the Thomasik Superflexible strings that I like...and lunch in a local tavern, but we had a fine time watching people pass buy. We even had a few of folks break into some dance steps. There was at least one bona fide hornpipe dancer, and several clogger types that got up on their toes and kicked up their heels (I LOVE it when that happens, it means I'm doing something right). We had a lot of photographs taken of us, and the banjo player even had a marriage proposal! (Just kidding). I had no idea there were so many European tourists that make Tombstone a stop. They were real good tippers, too. We played pretty much non-stop for more than three hours. I had only been to Tombstone during the week and in the summer. I was really surprised at how many tourists there were. Between requests and entertaining the other passersby we never really had any time for a break. It was a lot like playing for dances...You play until the set is over or your arms fall off, whichever comes first. I still have my arms, so I guess there was no major damage done.

5 comments on “Trying in Tombstone”

robinja Says:
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @7:04:48 PM

Sounds like fun!

mudbug Says:
Monday, February 14, 2011 @2:02:05 AM

Sounds like you had fun, Wayne. Yeah, fiddling in the summer sun in Tombstone would be a one way ticket to Boothill!

bj Says:
Monday, February 14, 2011 @11:12:20 AM

When busking, the money isn't the point, really. Once you learn that, the money comes easier.

The point is chanelling the spirit and letting it work through you. And it actually sounds like maybe you got that going a bit.

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @10:37:34 AM

Did ya see Doc?

cornfed Says:
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @10:52:47 AM

Yes, the dentist was very much in evidence. He is quite the dude in his manner of dress. He get's to shoot the baddies several times a day. He likes the tune "The Rose Tree". Good thing that I know it. I've heard of shooting piano players (probably with good reason) but it would be a disaster to shoot a fiddler...'specially this one!

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