Tall shits

During the Tall Ships, I was kicked off the waterfront for busking. I was told I had to pay $2,000 to perform. Why does the Waterfront Commission stifle local talent? The official performers, whether at Tall Ships or Buskers, are mostly imported. No, I d

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Published July 26, 2007.Tall shits

During the Tall Ships, I was kicked off the waterfront for busking. I was told I had to pay $2,000 to perform. Why does the Waterfront Commission stifle local talent? The official performers, whether at Tall Ships or Buskers, are mostly imported. No, I don’t play fucking Peruvian pan flutes. Yes, I do play tasteful music. But I don’t share earnings with the commission. When the only focus is profit, you lose community wealth. Halifax is wonderful because of its abundance of that, but it’s going downhill. Why does the Waterfront Commission stifle local talent? The official performers, whether at Tall Ships or Buskers, are mostly imported talent. No, I don't play fucking Peruvian pan flute, but yes, I do play tasteful music that tourists actually enjoy. But I don't share my earnings with the Waterfront Commission. When the only focus is on making profit, you're losing so much in community wealth. Halifax is wonderful because of its abundance of that, but obviously, it's going downhill.

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