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Take it to the Streets! BUSKING 101 | Live A Little

August 24, 2019

-My sister and my mom love
hearing me play the ukulele. I go around the house
and be like, “Oh, let me serenade you.” And they’ll be like,
“Oh, my gosh, you’re so good.” You’re doing homework. I’m not. Hi. I’m Candace. I’m from Ohio. It’s kind of boring here, so I decided to go outside
and live a little. “Live a Little.” I didn’t know what busking was. Do you know what it is? Probably not.
Maybe you do. I don’t know. It’s when people go
on the streets and play music and try to get money for it. So that’s what I’m
gonna do today. I’m gonna go around town and play my ukulele and try to make $10. High 10. I went to OSU — Ohio State University — and I told people, “I’m singing
Christmas carols ’cause it’s so hot out.” [ Singing ] Deck the halls
with boughs of holly. Fa-la-la-la-la
la-la-la-la. ‘Tis the season
to be jolly. Fa-la-la-la-la
la-la-la-laaaaa. People didn’t even look at me. They were just like,
“Pssh, whatever.” “We’re too cool for money. We carry…not money.” Maybe I should have
a credit-card scanner around with me. We’re gonna go to another part
of campus and see if we can get
some money. I went to a bus stop. [ Singing ]
Jingle bells, jingle bells. And I did it for about
like 5, 10 minutes straight. And then this kid came up to me. And he’s like,
“Here’s a dollar.” Dollar, dollar bill. It was my first dollar,
and I was like, “Whoo! What up?” I think he gave me the dollar
just so I would shut up, but I kept singing anyway, and I only made that one dollar. So then I went downtown, and I met
some other street musicians. And I was like,
“Hey, what up? Can you give me some tips
about how to make tips?” And they were like,
“All you got to do is sing popular songs.” [ Singing ]
Let’s go to the beach, beach. Let’s go get away. Hey, hey, what you gonna say? Have a drink, drink.
La-la-la. And then we played some music
with them, and I was like,
baw-ba-baw-ba-baw-baw. [ Singing ] I’m not really good
at playing this instrument, but that’s okay. And we were all
jamming out hard-core. After I talked to them,
I was like, “Let’s try again.” [ Singing ] Jingle bells,
Batman smells. La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la. And I made two other dollars. They were crinkly and awesome. I’m gonna make it rain
with all my busking money. It just looks like
I’m using hand sanitizer, but… [ Laughs ] Do you busk? Do you play street music? Do you make a lot of money? Tell me about it. And maybe we can meet up
on the street sometime. Those aren’t even
the right chords.


  • Reply Kevin Kapinos September 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    like this if you liked hearing oleo at the end…

  • Reply MadriFilmArt September 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    You go, Girl!! And ignore the Haters & Trolls… You Rock…

  • Reply MadriFilmArt September 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    OBVIOUS TROLLS… are Obvious.

  • Reply Dimitris Zografos September 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    KABLAMI! Enough said.

  • Reply heartbreakchannel September 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I want her to be my wife and have my kids.

  • Reply Zoe Baissa September 8, 2012 at 12:40 am

    That may be the BEST wink candace has attempted to date!…still laughing!

  • Reply Filipe Solรฉ September 8, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I was about to unsubscribe when this girl started making videos. She's awesome!

  • Reply flutisticwonder September 8, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I once busked with a blow up guitar. One woman gave me $5 because I was "brave".

  • Reply Janis Black September 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Best slow wink ever.

  • Reply UncleGerry1 September 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Is it me or is it not that ohio is boring, it;s just that she's lead a stupidly protected life

  • Reply Brandon Terry September 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Would have chased Candice in college Prolly would have failed but hey

  • Reply Steve Burham September 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    You make the best money if you play near drunk people.

  • Reply eFlatSix September 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm


  • Reply k September 8, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Oh awesome! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ron Dear September 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I like her videos and all but when I watch them all I can think is "I'm not sure what to do with my hands"

  • Reply harrypotterboycrazy September 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I should do a meet up xD- Fellow Ohioan.

  • Reply funkmasteralexx September 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    It's probably not too smart to go to a college campus, we're all poor.

  • Reply David Russell September 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    High Ten!!!!

  • Reply David Russell September 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, read first 15 comments….They completely missed your point…."ur hands seem big" " you should play near drunk people for more money" All VERY Losly quotated btw, but anywaaaay, noooooone of them caught ur intent…..Oh Well….Sad, their Loss

  • Reply gondola September 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    You have quickly become my favorite part of soulpancake (which is a big compliment), keep up the greatness!

  • Reply David Russell September 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Harrypotterboycrazy- I think he might cut you up into prices, do tricks with you, and eat you!!!!!! Just say'n, FA-RE-KEY!!!!

  • Reply KatzePiano September 9, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I have the exact same ukulele as you! (Also, I wish I had the confidence to busk.)

  • Reply hussein abdo September 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    You sang again !!! ๐Ÿ˜› It looks like you did a great job coz you got some bucks out of it… Good for you. Maybe I should try and sing as well the only problem is that my friends beat me up when I do it around them, I WONDER WHY!

    Nice video, waiting for more, good luck =)

  • Reply BeastOfTraal September 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I just got a tenor ukulele all I need are some string and I cam start playing.

  • Reply Annie Heartsong September 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Everyone hates Christmas songs until about 2 weeks before Christmas. Except me – I never like Christmas songs. But, you know what I do like? I like Candace. She's cool.

  • Reply Ciara Crumbaker September 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I live in Zanesville, that's like, 45 minutes from you. We're going to go busking together, okay?

  • Reply wallysaruman September 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    I never did, but I'd like to try.

  • Reply DJBOYARDEE September 11, 2012 at 6:28 am


  • Reply TheArkitech87 September 12, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Holy shit.. First video I've seen of yours lolll aaand ur f****** great.. Raw stuff, and keep it up.. We all need to live a little @[email protected]

  • Reply Miriam Gross September 12, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I have busked on occasion before, playing zhe violin. not many likes the classical musics…. ๐Ÿ™ I've always made enough to buy myself dinner that evening, though!

  • Reply Richard Montague September 12, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Corny, Cute and contagious.

  • Reply anastasiafish September 12, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I make $50 an hour on average as a street musician in Colorado. Best job ever.

  • Reply Marc Blazel September 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Ukulele yeah! I need to go on the streets and play mine.

  • Reply persnikity12345 September 13, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I was once lost in the middle of a city that I did not know well in the middle of the night (I am an average-sized white girl with a poor sense of direction). Some guy handed me a half-eaten bag of Starbursts because he felt bad for me. Later, I passed some buskers on a fairly desolate street. I had no money, so I threw a few of the Starbursts into their guitar case. And they thanked me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Claudia September 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    AWESOME!!! These are some of the best YouTube vids I've seen in… Awhile.

  • Reply Eatcakeandnicetreats September 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    i like candace i would hang out with her definitely

  • Reply heartbreakchannel September 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Candace.. Put a "How to slow wink" video up.

  • Reply Ilomay Thomas September 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

    keep the good work,me and your ABUELO Rafael.

  • Reply Alex September 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I'm not a musician, and I don't busk, but I will find a bucket, call it a drum, and meet you on the streets! Let's do it!!
    Also, your hair is quite awesomely cool, and your videos are fantastic. Thanks for doing what you do!

  • Reply Macspleen September 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Dailygrace, anyone? O.o

  • Reply TheElizjune September 18, 2012 at 8:07 am

    how old is this girl. i feel bad for being in love

  • Reply zchild12 September 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    been busking for 8 years

  • Reply scootsie119 September 21, 2012 at 7:57 am

    was it a wink, or just her left eye falling asleep? lol

  • Reply scootsie119 September 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

    the hand gestures at the beginning made me think Grace. But that was all. After a few seconds i completely forgot Grace and seen her as herself.

  • Reply jc3t September 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    lol, i love how she plays the same chords for every song she plays but at varying speeds ;], she'd make a great pop artist

  • Reply Mad Green Dabber October 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Lucky, Busking is illegal everywhere in Florida.

  • Reply Mary Smith October 11, 2012 at 6:48 am

  • Reply Tuba Heatherton October 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    In Santa Monica you need permits to perform on 3rd St Promenade (Venice Beach too, I think). I've enjoyed the street shows I've done and seen…but it's hard. Lots of stuff to deal with. Cops and security telling you you can't perform…where ever you're performing. People taking your "hat". People wanting to "perform with you". Finding a good "spot" that isn't already somebody else's. The SUN. I enjoy performing in front of businesses that pay me to be there. Support street performing!

  • Reply T.SYMONE October 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I tried playing ukulele for money with a best friend and we got a dollar and a bag of skittles hahhaxD

  • Reply gregory pack October 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    once i learn how to play the guitar i will join you o your quest

  • Reply chuggggggy October 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    And why weren't you doing homework but your sister was? O_O

  • Reply Rosio DeLeon November 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    your so akward. I LOVE IT

  • Reply UwU November 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    i live in nunya

  • Reply Amanda Willis November 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Candace, i make money by doing chores if i do the dishes,sweep,mop,walk dog, you can maybe ask people who have dogs if u want to be nice and kind to walk there dog

  • Reply Nya Thompson November 19, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Can we be penpals
    You are cool

  • Reply Sierra Rhoads November 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Sooooo, i most deffinatley live in Columbus, OH. I'm just sitting here thinking how cool it would have been to run into you while doing this :3 meeeeeow.

  • Reply Nusrat Alom November 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    You're so cute!

  • Reply iTuneYouOut November 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    does she only know those 4 chords?…..

  • Reply iTuneYouOut November 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    fuckin home schoolers

  • Reply TheRyuTatsu November 27, 2012 at 3:16 am


  • Reply Francesco Botta November 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Long dark curly hair, cute light freckled face, thick legs, amazing chilidish sense of humor, music player…..everyday I prayed for each of those qualities and now my prayers have been answered skip the diamond ring crap and MARRY ME!

  • Reply Rosa Tyrrell November 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

    HELL YEAH!!!!!

  • Reply John DeFreitas November 28, 2012 at 6:33 am

    you make some of the best videos…. EVER!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Senttel December 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    damn that pizza song is a killer

  • Reply Volcan December 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Dat slow wink.

  • Reply M. A. T. December 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

    i hate rich kids ):

  • Reply secretagent320 December 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    how could anyone dislike

  • Reply Flychicka100 January 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Can we be friends lol you are funny!

  • Reply Dottie Senitt January 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I like your face. I think I'm going to comment on every video i see you in now

  • Reply Hania R January 20, 2013 at 9:14 am

    You are in the wrong location – college kids don't have money!

  • Reply Ethan Graves January 28, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I wish I would've seen you on campus!! Also, the dude at 1:39 that ended up being the first one to tip you (im pretty sure) is named Carl and was in my entrepreneurship class last semester, he's a nice guy.

  • Reply Dav Pur January 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    lessons might help!! HaHa- Go Girl

  • Reply Jacob Villa January 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Jaaja your DOPE,,

  • Reply imnotholdingyourhand January 30, 2013 at 2:23 am

    I absolutely ADORE your videos!!! You seem like so much fun & so natural on camera. Keep up the good work!! <3 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply zmaley1324 January 31, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I go to Ohio State and this video is awesome! I would have definitely given you tips if I had seen you on campus cuz you are awesome and hilarious!

  • Reply DJ Johnson February 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Your bottom eyelid doesn't move! What kind of sorcery is this!

  • Reply honeygearing2004 February 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Me and my cousin did busking as a joke. Didn't go well… I made a dollar though!!!???

  • Reply Mason Peters February 28, 2013 at 6:09 am

    I plan on juggling this summer for busking! =D

  • Reply Nathalya Alexa March 3, 2013 at 5:16 am

    No tie die shirts.. .-.

  • Reply THESHOW FTC March 5, 2013 at 6:30 am

    make it rian

  • Reply Tomas Rafael March 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    she is pretty

  • Reply Alexander Ariel March 20, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I video responded with me busking! I make hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dollars. just kidding. I make decent munnay though, in good places at least

    Candace, thanks for being!

  • Reply Amisha Pooni March 28, 2013 at 5:22 am

    I would totally go grab my flute and start busking with you but I live all the way in West Sacramento, California

  • Reply blenderhead14 April 11, 2013 at 3:58 am

    If you get kidnapped, don't worry, Liam Neeson will save you.

  • Reply Ming Huang April 15, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Busking is FUN!!!!! I remember I was busking with my flamenco group in a farmer's market and ppl loved us and gave us free food and some cash. yea it was like 20 something bucks for 3 of us but the fun was enormous. I think the best part of being a musician is when people actually appreciate you being there and making a difference by bringing some tunes into the community. Keep it up!!

  • Reply nekerley April 28, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I used to busk all the time! I earned a ton of money, especially on July 4th. Some police officer shut me down though. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply seo moz May 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

    It would be a shame for you not to make more income when these people can make more cash so easily by implementing Caul Cash Code (go google it).

  • Reply Ryan Schmitt May 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I am a balloon artist. I grew up in Ohio as well but learned that it would be worth while to move to a more busker friendly city. You can actually make a pretty decent living busking with enough practice.

  • Reply MagicalPuddinPops June 12, 2013 at 12:59 am

    1:06 you should have started singing farararara when that guy walked bye

  • Reply MagicalPuddinPops June 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I played my drumset in Downtown Tempe and got 100 bucks.

  • Reply AussieHavanna August 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I've never played an instrument for money, but a few times as I was dancing with some street performers that were playing drums and stuff and these folks gave me money ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply LizMarie January 9, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Lmao that wink tho!

  • Reply KingDavis Art July 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for your video. I was feelin down 'cause today was my first day of bucking with my awesome puppet and I only made 20 Crowns (about a dollar) and your video made me laugh!

  • Reply KingDavis Art July 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Busking that is. Maybe if I was bucking I would make some more bucks! Thanks for nothing spell correct.

  • Reply culwin July 24, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I used to go to class by where she was busking.ย  Cool story.

  • Reply Mad Buskin' August 5, 2015 at 8:17 am

    XD great video

  • Reply Molly Taylor February 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Me and my friends (one guitarist, and three female singers, 14 to 16 years old) just went busking for the first time in our town centre. ยฃ45 for three hours! I am delighted! XD

  • Reply Scott Walton October 19, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Hey! I live in C-bus and I busk! I have never bucked on campus just downtown at Potbelly. They don't pay much so it's pretty much like busking. I have made $0, and I've made as much as $50 downtown. Have you gone out again? I plan on it before it gets too cold! I like your channel, and GO BUCKS!!!

  • Reply Knox Bronson May 19, 2018 at 3:11 am

    You are beautiful, hilarious, and amazing! And smart! Thanks for this great video. Yay!

  • Reply kaleb wardell June 30, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Candace is a babe

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