(water splashing) (air dryer roaring) (upbeat music) – Good morning! Today we’re going street performer; however, I feel like doing things a little bit differently today. Have a little bit of a change. I’m not going to tell you. Let’s just, You can just come with me. You’ll see. You’ll see what I mean. (upbeat music) I have arrived in Brighton. Brighton’s a really nice seaside town. It’s about an hour and
a half away from London, south on the train. So I got here just ’cause I
fancied a bit of a change, and I thought it’d be a nice
place to street perform. My friend Morph said it’s
particularly good here, so hopefully it’ll be good for me and I’m gonna give it a go. So my buddy Morph
recommended this general area to street perform, which would be pretty good, but I think these trucks being there may be sort of, Actually maybe there is space. Either way, I’m going to
go try down by the beach and see if that’s good, ’cause I don’t want to
miss out the opportunity of performing right by the sea, if that is better. But if not, I’ll come
back here and try a show. This is such a nice town. If I had to move somewhere else that wasn’t London in England, then maybe I’d go with Brighton Beach. It’s just so pretty! This isn’t even like the prettiest spot. I say this while walking by this building, which isn’t so nice, but generally, it’s a really nice place. (upbeat music) I don’t want to risk this
becoming one of those days where I just wander around for hours trying to find the best spot to perform and then never actually do any performing. That’s kinda how I feel like right now. Just walking along this coast for ages. Oh, it’s getting busier up here. And then I’m like, “Oh!
Maybe here is perfect.” But I don’t really want
to perform next to a road. I don’t know. I’m unsure right now. (upbeat music) It’s really windy, but it’s really busy here. And although the path’s not
as wide as I’d ideally have, I think this is probably
as good as it’s gonna get around this spot, so I might as well just give it a go. I was just getting ready to do a show and I just got crapped on by a bird, right on the back of the head. (water splashing) (air dryer roaring) I was setting up to do
a show near the pier and then a bird crapped
on the back of my head. So I had to walk all the
way to the nearest casino and then, yeah, sort myself out. Right, so I’m back outside
the Brighton shopping centre. We’re gonna try to do a show now. I don’t think it’s gonna
go that well to be honest, but I’m just gonna give it a try. Along the beach it’s just too, like it’s just way too windy, and I know that it’s just
gonna mess with the microphone, so that’s a bit of a shame. So we’re gonna give it a try here where it’s a bit quieter and less windy, and hopefully, it won’t
be a total catastrophe. (upbeat music) All right, I’m all good to go. I genuinely feel a little
bit nervous right now. It just keeps having really quiet spells, and I just have a feeling
this could go terribly. I’m feeling very
optimistic today, aren’t I? All right, lets give this a shot. (upbeat music) (grunts) So I did a little show there and that was kind of, That was a pretty tough show. The crowd kinda formed a bit but yeah, it was a little
bit of a tough show. And then security came over
towards the end of the show. Apparently this whole area is private and if you’ve seen my previous video regards to performing in the South Bank, you’ll know that us street performers, a lot of us have opinions
about public space that’s privately owned and you can still perform there. If I was feeling awkward, I potentially would argue this and be like, “Well, I’m just
going to perform here anyway,” and see what would happen; however, genuinely,
because it’s fairly quiet and that wasn’t a
massively successful show, I don’t think it’s necessarily, I don’t think it’s really
worth me having that argument. So I just said, “Yeah, I’ll move.” They suggested a couple
of potential places. I’m gonna wander around a bit more but so far it’s not been
so successful today. But hey, that’s part of the thing, part of the joys of busking in new places. And Brighton is a
beautiful town to be in so, My mood’s increased now
’cause I had a nice, fun show. Yeah, so let’s see how we get on. (street performer singing) So I’ve got to the place
where people recommended that I go and there’s
another performer here. And I just waved at him to finish his set, and then he’s gone off. And I’ve just been, someone came up to me as I was setting up and they told me that I
can’t busk here with an amp because it’s not allowed. And I was like, “Well,
public space it is allowed.” And then they were like,
“No, there’s a sign.” So literally, there is a sign. And it generally the rule here is no amplifiers. In this case, they actually have a law. You know how I’m often on about how you can perform anywhere, you can use an amp blah, blah, blah. Well, there are bylaws in cities were sometimes they
genuinely get a law in place to stop you doing things. And in this case, they have a law against having an amplifier. I just, This would, I’m running out of options. Hi there, I just called Brighton Council and they’ve put me through to you guys. Although, I’m not sure if
this is the correct department but I’ll ask my question anyways. I’m just inquiring about the laws regarding street performing in Brighton. I can’t tell whether or not the law, whether it’s illegal to
busk with an amplifier or whether it’s sort of
if you use an amplifier, you may cause a nuisance, and then causing a nuisance is illegal. Which kind of reminds me of
the whole stuff in London, and the country in general, how you’re allowed to make
reasonable use of a public space provided you’re not stopping
the businesses from running. It’s like, is it that? Is it like, it’s fine. Just use an amp, as long as I don’t cause
valid complaint I’m fine. Or is it like, no, Brighton’s
set up a special law that makes it illegal to busk in London, in Brighton. And that’s what I don’t know. 10, 9, 8, 7, (laughs) 6, 5, 4, Yeah, I count quite slowly. (Owen laughs) Hey man, how you doing?
– Hey how’s it going? I’m good. I’m good. – [Steven] Gimme a hug. – I’ll hug you all the time. Oh, that’s awkward. – [Steven] I know, yeah. We both leant the same direction! Oh, how you doing? – It’s Brighton, man! Yeah, it’s great. Having good times.
– It’s Brighton! – Oh gosh, I’ve already
seen like two buskers. – [Steven] But have you? – Why would I lie? There’s no motive for me here. I wouldn’t try to big up my city. – [Steven] This is where I came originally and then left ’cause I got, I got shat on by a seagull. My friend, Owen. – [Owen] Hello. – There you are. Is this zoomed in? This is my friend Owen. – Hello. – None of this is going to
be usable because of the wind but we’ll make it work. – You need to put like a little
fluffy thing over the mic and then it’s — – I do have that. But anyway, he messaged
me this morning like, “Oh, you’re going to Brighton.” – Yeah. – “I don’t live that far from there.” – Yeah. – Now the internet knows where you live. “Let me know. Bah, bah,
bah, bah, bah, bah.” – [Owen] Yeah. – So that’s what happened. – Yeah. – ‘Cause I was feeling a bit disheartened. – Dis — – Is that the word?
– Yeah, disheartened. – Disheartened. – This is a good, this right here. – I know. – What’s wrong with this? You’ve got the beach. You’ve got food down there. There’s a lot of foot-pull. You could easily set up — – Well, I got (beep) on by a seagull so I was like, this isn’t for me. – If you give me your
mic, I will start the show and then we’ll see, I’m not willing to do that. – Well, maybe I should start one. This looks way more workable. – [Owen] Oh, absolutely. – Do you wanna watch me do
a really crap street show? – Yes! – Yeah? – I mean, not the crap part. I want it to be good. – Oh. – I didn’t pay three
pounds 20 to get to the station.
– Oh wow! Well I have successfully, not made my train fare back yet. I’ve never really shown
people the busking gear so you guys can check this out. This is the inverter. This acts as like a plug socket and then you plug in the
things that you need to power. – [Owen] Right. – [Steven] This then
connects to a battery. This is a lithium battery. It’s kind of like a car battery. We’ve literally got cables there. Do you want to see some sparks? – [Owen] Yeah. – Sparks! I probably shouldn’t do that. It could explode. Anyway, so that allows you
to plug in amps and stuff. So plug in that little badger. – There you go. – And this is my receiver. This is for the microphone. – So you get the microphone signal. – It’s huge. My whole set up used to be smaller but this one is just a
better audio experience for everyone. – [Owen] Lovely little
box you’ve got there. – Yeah, this is like an
old box that Joe sold me ’cause I needed somewhere to store stuff. – Right, that’s why you use boxes. – That’s how we roll. – So that’s two different
ports of wireless frequencies, I guess. – I actually have no idea how it works. (upbeat music) (crowd applauds)
– Please take a bow. And stop, stop, stop. One last thing. It was a nice, happy, fun individuals. – [Owen] That was so typically Brighton. The way they — – So typical, right? – [Owen] Whenever you’re like, “Hey!” and we’re like “Hey.” – Yeah, the people responded. You should see Lester
Square sometimes, man. You’re like, “Everybody! Are you with me!” and they’re like, “Ahn.” – That was awesome. That’s the first time
I’ve ever seen your show. – That’s the first time you’ve seen the, Oh thank you very much, man.
– Truly great watch. Truly great watch, you’ll see. – Did you record? – [Owen] (laughs) What did she say? – Woman walked by and just went, “Wanker!” And then she went, “I’m joking!” (Owen laughing) She did it with such a loving smile, I was like, “All right.” – Steven’s got quite a live show and hopefully it’ll go well, but there’s not a lot of people right now. You can see just by the crowd, But you’ll see how well he builds a crowd. It’s very impressive. Hey! (street music) (upbeat music) – Just to conclude this video, I did a few, we did three shows here and it went way better. That was much more fun. That made it kind of
definitely worth the trip. Check out Owen Daughtery. I’ll link him in the description – Oh, thanks man.
– He does magic as well. – Cheers.
– And he’s good. – Lots to do. – It’s a couple of days later and I’ve just been reviewing
the Brighton footage, and I realise I didn’t really sum up how I felt the day had gone or give any comments about
busking in Brighton in general. So I thought I’d do that now. I personally feel that Brighton is not a very busker-friendly town and here’s why: Firstly, one good spot
outside the shopping centre is private property and security guards are going to hassle you if
you try and perform there so that eliminates that as an option. The streets in Brighton are pretty narrow so there’s not many places where you can actually do a show. Musicians might be all
right there in some spots but generally there’s not many places where you can do a show. The only street I found
in the actual town itself that was good was quite a wide street, and then you weren’t allowed
to use amplification. And I can’t quite tell whether or not Brighton just doesn’t want you to use amps or whether or not they’ve
actually made a law to stop you using amps. But either way, that does
not make it very good for a circle performer, like myself. And then the only other performing option, where I did manage to
crack out a few shows, was by the pier, which was okay, a bit too windy, not that big. You certainly couldn’t do
a big unicycle show there, like my other friends. So it wasn’t that good. I will say that I personally
found the people of Brighton to be quite nice when
I was performing there. There was nice, happy, friendly crowd, which is always good. But generally the wind in that area makes it kind of difficult
to do performances unless it’s not windy. And then getting crapped on
by two different seagulls on two different occasions. (frustrated interjection) Not good! Not good! Overall, I may go back
one day in the summertime. It might open up some more
spots just by the beach and try it out just for a bit of a change. But I feel like, I could’ve just found an empty street somewhere in London, which was wide enough, and done a lot of shows there and it probably would’ve been
a little more profitable. So generally it wasn’t a
massively successful day but always nice to try new things and now I can also say that I’ve busked outside of London. I’ve not just stayed in London busking. All right. Thanks very much for watching. I’ll see you guys next week. Thank you! (upbeat music) I just got shat on by a
bird for the second time in Brighton!
(Owen laughing) On my shoe!
– Let’s see it. Aw!
– It’s like they bombed my shoe. I’m not welcome here. – [Owen] They got me as well. The collateral damage. I thought it was hail. It got the lemons. – Damn it! – [Owen] Oh, it totally got you!