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reggie miles Busking etiquette (64* d) RE: Busking etiquette 12 Jan 11

The worst etiquette that I've found, among those who offer their talents in public spaces, is displayed by those who, by virtue of their volume, deem themselves incapable of any consideration toward others sharing the same available listening environment. They seem to always plant themselves far too close to others, playing instruments of lower acoustic volume and in so doing ruin any chance of those who would also enjoy the opportunity to share their skills and talents with their less intrusive instrumentation. This destructive behavior, whether consciously or unconsciously applied by the culprits, leaves a bad impression on the community.

Those, who engage in driving others of lower volume away, defeat any variety that might be represented to the community and leave only limited options for community listeners to enjoy. Couple this limited representation of street performances, with the fact that they're performances are generally too loud to enjoy and you begin to brew contempt toward the whole idea of creating music in public spaces.

When I've tried to speak to those who engage in such one-sided behavior, they seem completely uninterested in any form of cooperative response and act as though it's their right to be rude and bully-like via their actions. In fact they seem to revel in their ability to be antisocial. It's very frustrating.

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