One of the problems of playing in a train station is that by definition, pretty much everyone there is on their way to somewhere, so they're pressed for time and their minds are not on the immediate environment. A lot of musicians like to busk train stations because the thinking is there's a lot of people who'll see you, when actually there's a lot of people who'll ignore you. Playing at a "destination" site, such as an outdoor craft or farmer's market on a pretty weekend afternoon might get you more attention and money, because people are there to wander around, look at things and spend money, not hurry to and from their job. TravisH On 4/9/07, john floridis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > heartfelt thanks to travis for bringing this to our attention. i can't >help > but wonder how this would play out in different situations across the > country....in different countries.....different cultures......different > styles of music. is part of the indifference due to the perception in >our > country, our culture of "classical" music? i've met alison krauss, and >you > might be able to sneak her in there to play her fiddle...not sing > obviously.....but play and see if folks noticed.