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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 23rd June, 2023)

Trying


Trying
At least he’s making an effort, good luck to the lad.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
Views: 1,613

Comment by: Garry on 23rd June 2023 at 05:01

Funny one this. I'm not really into Buskers in Towns or anywhere else for monetary donations, if the money goes to charities or other similar organisations that's fine, but most buskers with dogs beside them do it for beer and cigarette money. That I've no time for. This lad looks respectable and hope the money donations do go to charities.
After saying that, I do like the Salvation army singing carols with the band at Christmas time, they bring Christmas spirit to shoppers at the festive season.
Cheers Dennis.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 23rd June 2023 at 05:47

If this was a video, you would be able to hear what tune he was playing.
Has that woman only got one leg or is she dancing?

Comment by: Pw on 23rd June 2023 at 07:20

This photo makes Wigan look good.Last week I was in Wigan and realised how hilly the town is,must be owd age, something I have never thought about in the past.

Comment by: LizzieLocket on 23rd June 2023 at 07:32

I recently went into Manchester, a busker was playing 'Dancing in the Moonlight' using sound equipment but he was also using sign language. I am ashamed to say I had never given deaf people and music a thought. The man was amazing, and yes, I did give him money

Comment by: Sandra on 23rd June 2023 at 07:53

Do you need a licence to do that.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd June 2023 at 07:53

Well the lad is stood outside the best place for tips. I was in Wigan yesterday it was quite busy - must be the sun bringing folk out!

Comment by: John on 23rd June 2023 at 08:03

How dare these street type of pegging people try and obtain money from the general public when most folk don't have money to give with the present economy on its knees. Interest rate has just gone up again aswell as the cost of living crisis.

Comment by: Sue on 23rd June 2023 at 08:07

Buskers can be annoying sometimes especially when they have loud speakers blasting out.
Looks a nice day, Dennis.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd June 2023 at 08:17

By-laws and rules have to be observed. The Council have to be informed and where to perform.
But some do take risks.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 23rd June 2023 at 08:18

Some buskers are really good.If they seem to be trying,I like to show appreciation.

Comment by: Sue on 23rd June 2023 at 08:21

Lovely buildings and Natwest bank still open which is rare sight these days.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd June 2023 at 08:21

I love a good cornet player but I'm not keen on electronic backing tracks .
I'd rather just hear the acoustic sound on its own .
Nice photo for a summer day .

Comment by: Alan on 23rd June 2023 at 08:31

Well it's different!

Comment by: Ann on 23rd June 2023 at 08:45

I would sooner walk the Town without any sort of racket.
Some supermarkets have music blarring out, don't they know some people don't want to hear it.

Comment by: Stanley on 23rd June 2023 at 08:51

The UK is going like American everyday. No time for buskers or junk food outlets.

Comment by: Wiganer on 23rd June 2023 at 08:54

Sometimes don't you wish you were deaf.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 23rd June 2023 at 09:04

I must admit Wigan does look nice in the photo, with the sunshine and the trees. I can almost imagine Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and W H Smith still being open on the other side of the road! I agree with Pw about Wigan being hilly....I have the book "Notes from a Small Island" by Bill Bryson and he visits Wigan and comments on how hilly it is.

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd June 2023 at 09:15

Nice to see someone trying to entertain the shoppers. Not seen or heard the Accordion player near Wilko's?

Comment by: Ticsmon on 23rd June 2023 at 10:25

'Sometimes don't you wish you were deaf.'

Pardon?

Comment by: Tom on 23rd June 2023 at 10:56

The Romanian accordion player will have got back home to his villa, his wife and daughter who sell the big issue in and around Wigan told me that they go every year.

Comment by: Pw on 23rd June 2023 at 11:29

This photo makes Wigan look good.Last week I was in Wigan and realised how hilly the town is,must be owd age, something I have never thought about in the past.

Comment by: DerekB on 23rd June 2023 at 12:31

Give the lad a break! At least he's not like the aggressive beggars around the Market Place who give you a load of abuse if you don't contribute.

Comment by: Pat McC on 23rd June 2023 at 13:21

I hope all music-loving Wigan people enjoyed his playing. I'd hazard a guess that he might be a music student - not many people play brass instruments. Like the rest of us, he's trying to make ends meet and entertaining us in the bargain. Hopefully he had a fruitful day.

Comment by: Malc on 23rd June 2023 at 14:26

Not my cup of tea.

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd June 2023 at 14:42

Where have all the chuggers gone? Pw try pushing a wheelchair round Wigan. I park up on Dicconson St and I used to cut through the market then the square and up mac's arcade to cut half of the hill out . Now I have to shove the wheelchair either all the way up Standish gate or Market St to get to the top end of Wigan/Grand Arcade

Comment by: Ticsmon on 23rd June 2023 at 16:21

I've not had this much fun since I was mercilessly extradited from Wigan Peers and that nasty Mac refused to let me on Wigan Rejects.

Comment by: Malc on 23rd June 2023 at 16:26

DerickB don't make eye contact with them, It's that easy.

Comment by: DTease on 23rd June 2023 at 16:28

Are they whitewashing the Asylum again?

Comment by: Cyril on 23rd June 2023 at 16:29

Excellent photo Dennis. I've been trying to see what it says on his board, and it looks like accreditations under his name which seems to be Marc Robin. Being a street musicians will be trying, though all students do find it's hard to get a job they've trained to do, though the music business is an exceptionally hard business to get into, apparently, and in BGT it seems they always go wild for acrobats or dancers. Good luck to him, and if he is good then the public usually show their appreciation by giving donations for being entertained.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 23rd June 2023 at 18:04

How is it that two different posters have the same name?

Comment by: PeterP on 23rd June 2023 at 21:22

Ticsmon on photo's you are a guest and you will always get some one using another posters name .They are sad people who are afraid to use their own no deplume

Comment by: Pat McC on 23rd June 2023 at 21:22

Just looked back on posts earlier in the week so want to wish Irene and Maureen speedy recoveries. Iechyd da to you both x

Comment by: Pru on 23rd June 2023 at 22:02

Shevvylife, multiple names and making fun of others when you need to look inwards.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 23rd June 2023 at 23:46

Defaid Da to you too Pat.

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