The First Park
I need to take short videos of me playing and selfies with my violin wearing a Host Jane t-shirt in the photos and with different backgrounds. So I went out on a nice day to give it a go and see how many selfies I could do. Well, on my way into town I found an empty park so I thought I’d take a couple selfies with the park in the background. Well as soon as I pull my phone out, some guy in the distance was shouting “Oi! What you taking videos of?” And he kept asking. But I just ignored him and just tried to get a decent shot. Then someone else was asking what I was taking photos of. Eventually the first guy came around to look at my screen... then he could see I was just doing selfies and walked away. And when I’d finished, the other guy was nearby so I pointed to my shirt and said “just this”. He then shouted to his friends “she’s just advertising what’s on her t-shirt.” So that was a crazy moment.
The Second Park
As I walked around town I did get a few other funny looks and one guy commented I look beautiful. As if I’m taking photos just because I’m obsessed with myself lol. Another lady said the same thing when I was in the park.
I ended up in the Abroretum in Lincoln. At one stage when I was nearly done, I was walking to another part of the park, violin in hand, when suddenly a dog ran right up to me. It had no lead on and I am allergic to dogs so I really do not want its fur on my clothes. So I started to run backwards going “Ah Ah Ah, come get your dog! I’m allergic! Go away, go away!” Meanwhile the owner was a bit slow in running towards me to come get the dog (and laughing at me at the same time) . It did jump up on me which I was really not happy about. Eventually when she got it she said it wants to play with you! I was like, well I’m allergic! Anyway, I was glad when it went somewhere else.
So we shall see what happens next time. We are due a lot of rain next week so I’m watching out for a few hours of sun here and there. What do you think of my adventures? Tell me in the comment section below!
I am an American British violinist and fiddle player. I play full time as a street musician in addition to the live gigs I perform with several bands.