Back to the big apple!

HUZZAH!

Waiting for a delayed flight.  Here’s a picture of me playing at the watermelon festival:

And The Green Boys were the band I made friends with while I was there. I wish I’d met them earlier so we could’ve played music together, but I’ll be back in Richmond at some point!  They’re a great little old-time, swingy bluegrassy band.  

The Watermelon Festival

I played in front of Nacho Mama’s for 45 minutes, from 11:15 to 12.  It was nice because I had amplification this time around, and they let me put out my case.  Obviously passersby were not expecting to give tips at the festival, but I still did fairly well for 45 minutes.  I met a very cute guy who is playing at 1:45!  Gonna go to that.  

Gross earnings for the day: $27
Gross earnings so far: $2482

"Summertime" by George Gershwin.

Performed by me, Leah Taub, in Carytown.

Saturday night Richmond pt. 2

Played the first line at the Byrd and then tried at the second one.  Turned out there were few people there so I just sort of wandered down the street to the area where those two Frozen Yogurt places are right next to each other.  There’s a really nice spot with great acoustics in front of a rug place (why are there so many oriental rug places in Carytown?) so I played there for maybe thirty or forty-five minutes.  There exist some videos so I’ll post them.

I am/was feeling pretty low-energy for some reason and getting annoyed with a creep who was creepin’.  What else is new?  One thing I will enjoy returning to Chapel Hill is being less surrounded by creeps!  Anyway, it was still a nice evening and I really didn’t play all that long.  Probably about an hour and a half in total.  I need to get some good sleep and be somewhere with lots going on.  Us extraverts absorb energy from the outside world, and at least for me, I start losing energy after a long period of not a lot of engaging circumstances.

Gross earnings for the day: $98
Gross earnings so far: $2455

The Byrd Theatre

Nice evening!  The Byrd is a theatre in Carytown, which is a neighborhood in Richmond, and it is quite popular on Saturday nights.  People wait in line for tickets, and then wait in line to be let into the theatre.  Well, I can’t resist a slowly moving line!  I spent about forty-five minutes busking before each showing of the film and it was quite enjoyable.  I don’t know what I’m going to do for the rest of the week because it seems as though that’s going to be the best time of the week.

Anyhow, adorable, young kids made many appearances, and as you all well know, I’m crazy about those people.  Here is one:

Anyway, monetarily it was one of my best days so far because I didn’t play all that long and made a lot of money.  It was pretty fun too!  And it’s nice to see my mom’s new house!  It’s been a while since I’ve seen her.

Gross earnings for the day: $110
Gross earnings so far: $2156