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June 28, 2006

Busker, Kentish Town Station

Coming back from a street party in Gospel Oak, we were waiting on the platform at Kentish Town station when this bloke turned up with a battered Fender Stratocaster and a tiny battery-powered amp, and provided some tube-tunnel echoey, gritty old-fashioned rock and roll. It was great.

One of the biggest changes in London in the three years I’ve been away: the posters that used to say ‘Busking on the Underground is illegal’ now say something along the lines of ‘The buskers at this station are licensed — please show them your support’ — an improvement so straightforward and catch-free that it’s almost unnerving.

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  1. Posted by mayee — July 15, 2006 at 3:51 am

    awesome snapshot… i wanted to say earlier!