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Did they actually make it ILLEGAL?!

August 26, 2019


(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!

100 Comments

  • Reply Tish June 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    That lady at 6:50

  • Reply Tijl Peters June 19, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Woa, Brighton looks great! Glad to see another video from you 😀

  • Reply NewGreenShoe June 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I actually see why you were so disheartened when we met that was a lot of faff for something that should be simple in a city! Lovely transition at 9:42 btw had to double back to really appreciate that.

  • Reply TheCoblin June 19, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    any chance you could put a link for your amp equipment?? Thx

  • Reply BecksCald June 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I wrote something out then deleted it all because it didn't make sense.
    Seems like Brighton has some hazy rules, or at least not clear rules.
    It's a shame you were struggling to find somewhere in Brighton.
    I'm glad that you managed to have a couple street shows.
    I've never been to Brighton but I'd agree with the footage you showed us.

  • Reply Alex Howe June 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    What is that sooooong please thanks

  • Reply uncollage June 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    there's the brighton therapy centre very near where that no amplifiers sign was, i've been in there whilst buskers with amps have been outside and it makes hearing quite difficult, could be one of the reasons for that bit being a no amp area?

  • Reply MisterBassBoost June 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    When is your next video? 😀 Keep it up!

  • Reply Alexandre Neves June 19, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hey Steven! Amazing content you make :p
    I'm only 17 and recently i just became very interesting in card tricks, mentalism, wtc…
    I just happened to stumble upon your channel and ever since you have been an inspiration to me to become a street performer… Is there anyway i can reach and have a short conversation with you, like Skype or something? I swear you are like my idol or something, and since I'm a beginner at sleight of hand i thought it would be a cool idea :p

  • Reply trevor Wilkinson June 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    put you off the pier*

  • Reply League of Plays June 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Are theses mirror glasses?

  • Reply AN MEDIA June 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Lol a bird cracked on your head lol so peek unlucky

  • Reply Cadwaladr June 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Always nice to see Owen, he's lovely.

  • Reply Annelise June 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    To be honest I don't really get why places don't allow performers. It makes me more likely to go some place, and by that more likely to go into a store?

  • Reply Dino Time June 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I'm so passionate about citrus fruits.

  • Reply Er Huht June 19, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    The thumbnail looks like a Casey Neistat video xD

  • Reply Alex June 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    0:08 I was really hoping someone was going to walk in 😛

  • Reply Morgan M-James June 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Can't believe you were in Brighton and I missed you, man! I've been a professional busker in Brighton for the last 4 years and I personally think that Brighton is an incredibly busker friendly town! You can perform outside Churchill Square (the shopping center) but you need to be outside of the Blue Bollards. Outside Metro Bank is really good and I think it would be a perfect spot for your show!

    New Road (The street where amps are not allowed) has only had that sign up for the last 3 months as some shops around the area complained that buskers were being too noisy.

    Pavilion Gardens would be another really good spot for you! It's full of family sat down on the grass having a nice time and there is a big wide space where you can perform with no trouble (Watch the Passenger Holes Music Video to see this spot at its full potential)

    Brighton is a really great place to play and I have personally found that I make a lot more $$$ here than in London or any of the other places I have busked!

    Let me know if you ever come back to perform and if you like I can show you where all the good spots are! 🙂

  • Reply E Jets June 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    THUMBNAIL WAS BRIGHTON CHURCHILL SQ SO I GOT SO EXITED BC ITS MY HOMETOWN

  • Reply Kevin Ludwig June 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Haha! Seagulls must not like you. Love you, Man!

  • Reply Emily Dziennik June 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    These videos are so interesting like I just love learning about street preforming and how it works. I've always just watched performers but now I know a little of what it's like to be one.

  • Reply Shidan June 19, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    How do you KNOW it was two different seagulls? Could have just been one with a grudge. 😉

  • Reply Daniel Quinones June 19, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    You need a counterpart performer to support your efforts…adding moral support and strategy.

  • Reply Gregory Harrison June 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Great video, Love your magic xD

  • Reply Primence June 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    keep the beard

  • Reply Not Any Experience June 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I'm scared about what's going to happen to you now. I haven't watched the full thing yet.

  • Reply poraktobask June 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    How does the wind influence your tricks? Doesn't that make it way harder?

  • Reply fleeb June 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Mr. Bridges, how difficult would you find it to build an act that required no verbal dialog? Might that open possibilities for you?

  • Reply Hartmnundus June 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I would like to see a video on the top 5 lessons you've learned while busking.

  • Reply CommenTink June 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Isn't it supposed to be good luck when a bird poos on you?

  • Reply Luke Spademan June 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    can you make a video all about the laws of street performing in the UK, explaining everything. and explain how we can find out about bilaws (splet that wrong)

  • Reply Wiki Comet June 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    You should come to Bristol!

  • Reply Fizzabel June 19, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    STEVEN HOW COULD YOU SPELL PIER WRONG

  • Reply gabeft95 June 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Steven, your beard doesn't suit your personality

  • Reply Robin Kehr June 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    If I can say one thing regarding this video is, never ever come to Berlin (or most other German cities) to busk. It is illegal to use an amp in most places, and there are only a few spots where those laws are largely ignored. This annoys me to hell and back, but it also lets me appreciate London ever so much more when I'm there. Love your stuff, Keep it up!

  • Reply YBN Samoa June 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Ayyyyyyyy thanks

  • Reply Alex Vasiliou June 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Was that place behind you a police station? Maybe that's why you weren't allowed to perform😂

  • Reply William Huang June 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Lesson learned: don't get crapped on by seagulls

  • Reply Roddy McG June 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    No way I live near Brighton I would have loved to come see you ffs😂

  • Reply Myles Thornton June 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    If you ever want to try some shows in Southampton there is enough space outside the front of the shopping centre West Quay and buskers are allowed 👍🏼

  • Reply Mordred Viking June 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Brighton Lanes might be another potential area, should be less windy, though narrow streets will still be something of an issue.

  • Reply Nisot June 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    omg is that the place that inspired the game "taxi"?? i grew up playing it and those buildings, that seaside… they all look so familiar and i couldn't put my finger on it untill i realized the music playing in my head! it's the music from that game! i shouldn't be this excited but… it's a real place!

  • Reply james shaw June 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Ah when was this? I live just outside Brighton and I love your channel! Really want to see you but you never seem to be performing when I go up to London😕

  • Reply paige m. June 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    *seagull, pier

  • Reply Technophobe Technology June 19, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I love this video. this guy is so open. a bird. feelings. awesome. nice guy. this is really showcasing the life of a pre famous guy. ppl might look back on this and say, damn, I'm glad I kept at it

  • Reply J Mclear June 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    It's terrible that when I saw your train go by a specific wire box I knew you were going to Brighton and then knew immediately where you were. I don't even live there, always go outside the blue bollards, they show where the private property starts i think

  • Reply Anthony Mcloughlin June 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    love this video! Life as a street performer looks fun but tough!

  • Reply HeatherBrookeiv June 19, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    It's so cool to see the way you approach busking in a new city now that you've had so much experience doing it in London! It's neat to see that "insider mindset". So which do you enjoy more? Performing or YouTube?

  • Reply Irish Leprechaun June 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Are your video magic fake

  • Reply Ben Cook June 19, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Brighton HYPE!

  • Reply xXSyLeRXx1 June 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Thank YOUUUUU!

  • Reply catiedoesit June 19, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I've been crapped on by a bird…do not recommend 😛

  • Reply StevenBridges June 19, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    OKAY GUYS I SPELT PIER WRONG I GET IT 😛

  • Reply andymcl92 June 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Two questions:
    1) Would you consider doing a busking tour round the UK (like up to Glasgow =] )?
    2) Would you put up a list of dates or tweet before a show or something so your YouTube fans can come see you and support you? =]

  • Reply Gary C June 20, 2017 at 12:51 am

    You carry a lot of stuff! People flock to you 🙂

  • Reply Crispy Bacon June 20, 2017 at 1:04 am

    9:38 Any idea what music you're playing there? I can't be sure, but it sounds a lot like Caravan Palace.

  • Reply Mark June 20, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Why the hell are you wearing a jumper stevey u crazy man!

  • Reply G's Office June 20, 2017 at 1:22 am

    As 3 of us sit around here doing our mostly mundane work but take a break to watch your video; we all agreed buskers have some of the most challenging obstacles; cities, private property owners, and businesses should work together to provide a good entertainment area for y'all to draw crowds. Hopefully without bird poop 😉

  • Reply AdventuresOnline June 20, 2017 at 2:01 am

    So, I'm pretty sure I'm in love with you Steven.

  • Reply xylene June 20, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Brighton looks beautiful! Sorry the birds got you, but I'm glad you got to visit with Owen and do some busking there! 🙂

  • Reply BlitzfireGG June 20, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Is the thumbnail supposed to remind me of the "Aliens…" guy, cus it totally does.

  • Reply nothelenoftroy June 20, 2017 at 5:17 am

    weeeelllllllll being pooped on by a seagull is supposed to be good luck so maybe your next few street shows will be brilliant

  • Reply Loganmagic June 20, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Try sheffield hit me up if ur Down there

  • Reply Koa Sarafian June 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

    can u post a video of u doing busking and of ur actual performance

  • Reply Hannah June 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Cannot believe I've been living in Brighton for a year and you come down the one time I go to visit my parents!! Such a pain, but I swear we're a great bunch really! 😂

  • Reply FeaR June 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Really cool stories, mate. I would love to comment longer as usual and i know i skipped commenting a few. its just that my life has me right now. very stressed out with many different projects. just know that i always watch your videos and really like them. i just hate not having time for a quality comment so i just dont post anything at all and just hit that like button 😀

    one thing though. can you maybe upload a whole performance maybe? for this "life of a street artist" vlog, i am sure it is too long and drags it out too much, but id love to see your Bill or Card 2 Lemon routine and that fork stuff as well as how you interact with strangers.

    Keep it up.

  • Reply Matthias H. June 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

    how do you know it wasn't both the same seagull? A seagull with an agenda

  • Reply Peter Lego June 20, 2017 at 11:09 am

    How do you know it wasn't the same bird on two different occasions?
    Maybe there was just one seagull who really doesn't like buskers on the pier.

  • Reply Nerdy Wizard June 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Just in case you haven't had a chance to look it up yet, this contains more information on what is and isn't allowed
    http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sites/brighton-hove.gov.uk/files/downloads/environmental_protection/Busking_front_and_back.pdf

    Also

    https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/community-and-life-events/noise-and-pollution/buskers

  • Reply mrBorkD June 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What? it's illegal to Brighton people's days in Brighton!?

  • Reply Technophobe Technology June 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    no sarcasm. I just like your videos and they are different then the other ones in the same genre. I get what you are trying to do. headed in the right direction for sure…keep on being creative….I still can't figure out how you did the figet spinner thingy…going different places to do the show was a great idea…

  • Reply Khaled Alarabi June 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    THE SEAGULLS LMAO FJDHHDHSDH NO THANK YOUUUUUUS TO THEM LOLLLL DJSHDHSH

  • Reply Sean Ocansey June 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    you should perform in the Edinburgh fringe festival. because you're known on YouTube, people might recognise you

  • Reply Benimation June 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    How are you so sure it wasn't the same seagull?

  • Reply emmie jo June 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    i'd like to sincerely say that you have nearly mastered your vlogging technique. i've really been enjoying these videos and watching you have so much fun doing what you love. great job, steven! 👍🏾

  • Reply eNKaeS June 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    brings back memories when i went to brighton and a seagull took a shit on my head

  • Reply ChildishGiant June 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Cambridge is great for buskers!

  • Reply bRad Nichols June 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I found it LAME that you couldn't show us some of your "busking" . Shirley you don't suck so bad that you don't want us to see it ?

  • Reply Chris Kendall June 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    York's good. Come York!

  • Reply Genna Imogen June 22, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Your videos make my day, you're just so optimistic and inspiring man <3

  • Reply alien CY June 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Can you make enough money to live with magic? (And get all those tech stuff for your shows and channel)

  • Reply vamypr 06 June 27, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Man you took a lot of crap in Brighton dude…..

  • Reply The Amazing Gordo July 16, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Love your videos, Steven! Here in Toronto where I live and perform, buskers have to buy a busker license. It isn't expensive, and there's no test or anything. Just slap your money on the table, they take your picture, and faster than you can say abracadabra, you're on your way to busk! I work an area well known for busking called Dundas Square. Toronto City counsel has tried to ban busking there in the past, claiming the crowds we draw are a danger to the pubic. Seriously! Personally, I've always considered myself and the other buskers as ambassadors of the city. So far, they haven't managed to ban busking, and I doubt they can actually pull it off. Keep the great videos coming mate! Cheers!

  • Reply Madou Mann August 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Hey just wanted to say that I love your videos and I think about starting to do street magic as well because of your video ! Keep it up 👍🏽 greetings from Germany 😊

  • Reply Nik Davis August 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    "My buddy morf" If that happens to be the busker/musician Jon who does laptap guitar: excellent, I know that guy! Haha. If not, big coincidence, keep scrolling =p

  • Reply Jack Mitchell September 10, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    If you'd been filming this outside city hall in London you could probably have been shouted at by security for "unauthorised journalistic activity". The increased prevalence of privatised public spaces is really worrying. I think disobedience is the only answer until the law is changed to restrict what can be enforced on land which does not have restricted access.

  • Reply Dottn September 20, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I know that was Caravan Palace there, but I couldn't identify the song! Super Annoying.

  • Reply Jon Whittle September 21, 2017 at 7:25 am

    You should come to Liverpool. It’s really street performance friendly in the city centre.

  • Reply Enayr Xgaming November 23, 2017 at 9:26 am

    What’s the song playing in most of the vid

  • Reply Seanvaughan Cardster April 2, 2018 at 9:59 am

    How many tricks do you typically in a set?

  • Reply Adam Roberts April 3, 2018 at 8:52 am

    ayy brighton

  • Reply henry austin June 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Hey, love your videos and your magic is SO COOL!! I’m 16 and busk as a musician in Brighton and make £40-60 an hour consistently from people just walking past, so not building a crowd actually works better for me here… would be interested to try London sometime tho. Ps. any busker-ly wisdom would be great!! 🙂

  • Reply Ale Bisello July 9, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    6:54 loooooolll😂😂😂

  • Reply Stefan Reich August 14, 2018 at 8:48 am

    So it's not illegal? Don't confuse us

  • Reply gonnahavemesomefun August 30, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Love seeing Steven ‘warts’ and all (re bird poop, setting up, etc) it’s fascinating to watching and genuinely interesting to see how Steven doesn’t get downhearted despite the bird(s). I really wish we could watch his performances too, gutted we don’t get to see them. Wish Steven would consider including them somehow. Bravo!

  • Reply Bruno Pugal August 31, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    6:53

  • Reply Tan Jie Hang January 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    You really inspire me to do street magic, great content , awesome channel, keep going, finally my dream come true…

  • Reply Joe Barbot-Doherty February 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I feel for you on the bird thing

  • Reply The Street February 14, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Circle shows don’t need amps.

  • Reply Blendi T February 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Do you need to be registered or have some kind of permit to bask in London?

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