HostJane Day 2
A Series of Unfortunate Events
I got up the hill and realised right away that it was really windy. I thought it’s probably just in that area, it’ll be fine! Found an area I wanted to set up to do some videos in… but I forgot that churches actually have their services on Sundays. I saw signs and heard them inside. So I realised I couldn’t blast my music right next to the cathedral. It would be rather awkward. So I moved on and found a spot in front of the arches between the cathedral and Bailgate. There’s also a church there but thought I could try some unaccompanied videos.
reason I struggled so much adjusting that holder thing so it would stay in place and not show the bright red bins in the distance behind me! Eventually managed to get a few little selfies and videos in. People nearby told me they were enjoying it and someone came up to me and asked if I’m a student. I said no, I’m a professional musician and just explained what I was doing. She explained she sees lots of students come up in that area so that’s why she asked.
So finally things were going ok, but suddenly, in the middle of Despacito, my violin case actually flew away! I had to run after it. The inside pocket was open, so any bits of paper and business cards I had in there went flying too. I saw one fly away that I couldn’t retrieve so that is definitely lost to the universe. Guess whoevers card that was, I was not meant to have it! People around me who saw it happen were very nice and helped me gather everything. Just when I thought I got it all, a little girl came up to me and said “Excuse me”. She had picked up the cloth that goes on my violin in the case. I was very grateful for that and she seemed so sweet.
So that was enough of that. I went to another area that was still windy, but enclosed so I didn’t have to worry about my case actually flying away again. I suppose normally when I’m out there, it’s full of coins which weighs it down a lot so not a problem. Never really thought about it before.
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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.