This is the most that I’ve ever played live ever in my life.
This weekend was the Eugene Celebration, this means that you have to pay $15 to go downtown and a bunch of bands that you probably don’t care about are all playing on stages set up in the street.
One of the events going on that you didn’t need $15 for was the WOW Hall Rummage Sale/Busker Fest!
I was lucky enough to play this event 4 times!
On Friday I played on the porch of the WOW Hall and it seemed as though people were more interested in talking to me than they were in my music, it was kind of strange and I didn’t make any money.
I than moved inside to the stage where there was no amplification and started playing my classic guitar in open D tuning with my slide, I sometimes like to just play the blues with my slide.
A man gave me a dollar!
This is a picture I drew of me playing at the WOW Hall:
I than switched over to my steel string and started to play some songs, I played a cover of Paparazzi by Lady Gaga and a little girl started singing along, that was by far the highlight of my weekend! She also gave me a dollar!
Near the end of my set on Friday a girl traded me her “Zine” for a copy of my CD Putting Off Procrastination.
I think that she may have gotten the better deal out of that trade.
On Saturday I was the last one to play at the Busker Fest and I played for almost an hour and a half and didn’t even make one penny.
On Sunday I returned at 2 pm and played for about 40 min and I made fifty cents, I also got to listen to Eagle Park Slim who is a really exceptional local blues man.
Here is a picture I drew of me playing at Cozmic:
It was kind of strange playing at the WOW Hall when it was full of junk with people rummaging through stuff but it was really cool that I got to play for a bunch of people that I normally would not have the opportunity to play for otherwise.
Overall it was a pretty good weekend, I made $2.50 an Itchy Vagina and a bowl of soup.
Thanks for listening.