busking with an expensive instrument?
what do you all think about busking with an expensive instrument? the only concertina i have right now is worth about $6k USD, and i want to go busking. i would feel a lot more comfortable playing flute or whistle, but i feel a concertina would garner a lot more attention than a flute or whistle. of course i would never play if it started to rain and i’m only planning on doing this during the summer.
i have recently lent out my back up concertina, so the only other concertina i have is a stagi. i guess beggars (hahaha) cant be choosers, but the stagi might become exhausting after a couple hours, as playing it is a work out.
so what do you all think? *shivers* cheap stagi? expensive hand made concertina? or bring some much more replaceable (and water proof) flutes and whistles and be uninteresting and mundane?
if it makes a difference, it’s probably going to be somewhere like michigan avenue in chicago, so pretty crowded.