Busking permits-aka Public Performance Permits
To polish my ‘in public skills’ on the box, I thought I would practice during lunch, say in a park or on a public square or the like. Sounds pretty harmless. My button box is not that loud.
Noooooooo. Forget the first amendment, you need a permit. Here in Chicago they want $100 and a face-to-face interview, by appointment only, oh…..and a two hour wait for the appointment.
I am curious. What do other places do for those of us who want to busk or just plain sit in a park an annoy the General public?
I kidded and asked if I would also need a clearance from The Department of Homeland Repression and Darth Cheney’s office….the lady at the desk was not amused.