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Old 06-09-06, 06:30 AM   #1
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I have a few questions about them.
1.how do i know if I need it or not
2.where can i get one
3.can I just go on performing without one until I getone if I need it.

I dought I need one in as little of a city as I am in but I think I might need to look in to it.
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Old 06-09-06, 09:36 AM   #2
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im not going to street perform because i don't have any time but i would still like to know the answer to these questions in caase i do start performing
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Old 06-09-06, 02:38 PM   #3
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Well Lucky_8, you ask a good question. Unfortunately no one knows where in the hell you are asking about. You don't say where you live.

However call the city offices and ask them. They will probably not know either but that way when you get stopped you can tell the cop that you asked and they said it was OK.

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Old 06-09-06, 02:55 PM   #4
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im sorry i didn't say where i lived. i live in marion north carolina. it is a small town next to ashville nc.
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Hey lucky!

my friends who live in asheville area who busk tell me that they do not have permits. I have busked with them and we were never harrassed.

make of that info what you will. but really? if you want to know where to start, try calling your local police non-emergency line, and talk to an officer.

experience has shown that officers often do not know the law when it comes to busking (I totaly mean no disrespect to any law enforcement officials), but they will have a better idea where to look to find out.

calling them will show them that you are trying to be totaly legal. and hey, you might also meet some great folks on the force who could pull you out of pinch if it comes down to it.

make sure you write down the name of every officer you talk to, so when you talk to the next officer, you can say "Officer Superman suggested that you have all the answers" bla bla blah.

that's what I did when I was trying to find out about fire arts in my area. turns out, I didn't need a permit, and I'm totaly legal to practice in my back yard. the local fire station even expressed an interest in coming out to watch! (no free shows here buddy, nothing to see, keep moving....)

I have the Fire marshell's name, his deputy, the fire chief, and a few additional names of guys at the station. I'm totaly covered.

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Piggy Permits??

what is a permit??you have first amendment rights and to expect to have a permit is placing extra burden of prood on one citizen over another just for using their rights more vocally than others. we need to sue any city that requires a permit to use your own god given rights.
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I'm from Maine, US. Augusta which is the capitol doesn't really have the foot traffic for busking. Old Orchard Beach, ME does. However I was stopped by one officer one time. Every other cop who saw me let me go on performing. But these officers who let me be didnt here my hat lines. When I started asking for my hat, that one cop told me I needed a permit to perform.

Would that be a city law, or county?
Traveling to another town or state to busk, then being told you need a permit. It's a risk, a risk of being broke and hungry.
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I'm from Maine, US. Augusta which is the capitol doesn't really have the foot traffic for busking. Old Orchard Beach, ME does. However I was stopped by one officer one time. Every other cop who saw me let me go on performing. But these officers who let me be didnt here my hat lines. When I started asking for my hat, that one cop told me I needed a permit to perform.

Would that be a city law, or county?
Traveling to another town or state to busk, then being told you need a permit. It's a risk, a risk of being broke and hungry.
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that's why this place is here because not all municipality's even know if it's legal or not there, police just don't know what the law is in many places and just assume if your getting money it must be illegal & then chose to enforce some obscure panhandling statute as if you were begging for money, instead of providing pschic value to the community at large, which then rewards your efforts with pieces of paper or metal that tell you that everything is ok & you will eat well, & sleep in safety tonight if not in their homes.


if you do the right things you really only need to live in a city of 30k or more to survive, best thing is to couch surf your way to a larger city & stay there for the summer.

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Old 05-19-12, 02:41 PM   #9
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what is a permit??you have first amendment rights and to expect to have a permit is placing extra burden of prood on one citizen over another just for using their rights more vocally than others. we need to sue any city that requires a permit to use your own god given rights.
I agree that people need to go out and busk and the hell with permits! There are already, what, 4 or 5 Supreme Court rulings in our favor. As long as we don't sell products we're cool legally.

I remember wayyyy back when mime artist Robert Shields was arrested in San Francisco's Union Square for "miming without a license". The uproar from people was so intense that the city soon dropped the charges and never asked for licenses again...
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I agree that people need to go out and busk and the hell with permits! There are already, what, 4 or 5 Supreme Court rulings in our favor. As long as we don't sell products we're cool legally.

I remember wayyyy back when mime artist Robert Shields was arrested in San Francisco's Union Square for "miming without a license". The uproar from people was so intense that the city soon dropped the charges and never asked for licenses again...
haha I got arrested for crashing an event I've crashed since it's first day 10 years ago. today they had me arrested. my dad''s seems to think that the people who saw me get arrested will never deal with me again. when in actuality people came to me while I was on the street 3 hours later. telling me how fucked the police are in this town & tipping me for doing next to nothing.
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Well, crashing a private event it totally different from busking on the street or in other public places...
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