If no one is really listening, who is the street performance for?
We played. That’s the verb every musician uses. I play drums. I play harp. I play for the New York Philharmonic. I play in a garage band. We played on a street, and other people were listening, more or less. We made a mood.
Photo by W. Scott Olsen
On the street, though, more often than not the audience never breaks stride. People hear, but no one really listens. Hell, no one remains in earshot long enough to hear a full song.