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TraditionalPiccolo28

There was a whole thing about people making their way across the US and Canada this summer doing this. My daughter and I saw them outside of a grocery store in our town and I was freaked out because he was pretending to play the violin but the song coming through the speakers was s saxophone. Got very confused and saw an article about it in the local paper


Kitchen-Compote-6531

lmao, that's pretty next level playing a sax sound while holding the violin


mjkjg2

I read it was a widespread scam


Pandagineer

Fun fact: Adolph Sax invented the saxophone in order to mimic violins, and would be used in a marching band.


bahdboi

For anyone that's wondering, the song's Calm down by Rema


SAM041287

Thank you, I was searching for it.


bahdboi

You're welcome


ShiroiYokai

Thanks!


exclaim_bot

>Thanks! You're welcome!


ShiroiYokai

Sincerely


SAM041287

To add more context this was in a groceries parking (Montreal, QC) and I've started recording right after the song had skipped and he had to restart like nothing happened.


SpaceWolfGaming412

As someone who’s actually played the violin, I love how incorrect his hand position is.


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Why did no one notice


DaKind28

Prob because they’re just taking it for granted, I’ve seen people playing with speakers live on the street, and realized that I never really scrutinized if they were actually playing. He’s doing it just barely well enough to pull it off to the barely casual observer. But once you sit and actually watch for a second. It starts to become really obvious.


usefulsomething

the drum beats don’t give it away for sure


porkisbeef

I see what you mean but a lot of solo musicians will actually play a real instrument over top of a pre-recorded backing track so the audience doesn’t just have to listen to one instrument playing a cappella. Having the accompaniment track just allows for more interesting piece when you only have one person to physically play. He could be playing to a fully recorded backing track with drums and strings as long as he was also actually playing his violin the performance would still hold its artistic integrity.


nothankyou821

Pretty sure I gave this dude 5 bucks before..


PikkuinenPikkis

Sorry for your loss


Mipo64

I gave someone 24 bucks one time...I was so pissed when I found out what was going on...my guy was very good at the fuckery though...


bootyLiQa

That solo really caught him off guard lol


VampyreBassist

Dude's getting more tips than I do, and I'm making them real pizza.


big-john175

at least you get clean money


mrtokeydragon

Lol when I delivered I'd average less then 2 per delivery. If you do like 20 deliveries a day, which you would never get, you would probably get 6 no tips and 5 under 2... The one or two 5's get averaged down because of this... But sucks And doesn't cover the wear and tear to your car.... It makes me sick that people think it's so nice to tip a waiter because he has to make a living... Well you should be tipping your delivery driver even more than the waiter... They do more side work, and have to pay to do the job... They are all illegally driving commercially and will get fucked if they get in an accident by their insurance... They only make 2 dollars more an hour totalling to 5 an hour... They don't get sections or whatever, they can only do one or two at a time... That's why you rarely see a lifetime delivery driver... Eventually they get fucked or have too many low tip days that they realize it's not worth it. And then 3rd party delivery is even worse... They make even less


plasticbag_astronaut

This is the exact reason why I tip delivery drivers $10 for a 2 mile delivery and $2 more for each mile added. I've served and delivered food and there just isn't enough consideration. If I can't afford the tip my driver appropriately, I pick it up myself.


mrtokeydragon

That's really nice of you, I wish I could afford to give people what they deserve


plasticbag_astronaut

I can't always, so when I can, I do my best. If I can't, I figure out how I can get what I want without making someone else down and out for it. If that makes sense?


big-john175

$5 an hour?! damn that is fucked up


mrtokeydragon

That was the going rate in the late 2000's and 2010's. That was dominoes. Some Chinese places paid me 5 and some pizza places. Sometimes there is no commission for delivery, so with a no tip, you basically gotta pay to deliver food while getting 5 an hour. But by all means tip your server because it's so hard for them...


big-john175

it sure was hard to work in those years


Admiral_Fancypants

My wife and I saw someone doing that in the grocery store parking lot. Couldn't help but notice that they only pretended to play whenever they thought someone was looking at them.


long_dick_of_thelaw

How you homeless with an expensive violin?


hateitorleaveit

Why do you think the guys homeless?


long_dick_of_thelaw

Sign, hat. Could be faking homelessness but I don’t think a regular street performer has a cardboard sign explaining their position


hateitorleaveit

I cant read his sign. But his hat?


long_dick_of_thelaw

I can assume you don’t live around homeless


hateitorleaveit

Lol wtf. In canada someone goes around putting yellow beanies on all the homeless or something? I’d love to see where you’re going with this


long_dick_of_thelaw

I’d love to not explain it to you. Didn’t even know it was Canada. Not my job to prove shit to you


hateitorleaveit

Lol wtf. Fascinating


long_dick_of_thelaw

You love that phrase


hateitorleaveit

I’m looking for my yellow homeless hat lol!


waitaminuteh3re

It's really seeming like you don't have an explanation. I live around homeless people. The hat thing makes no sense, and tons of street performers have cardboard signs. Not arguing that he's not homeless, I'm just saying your reasons seem flimsy at best unless shit is just different in Canada.


Simple-Ad-239

Not nearly as expensive as you might think, you could find a cheap one for less than 100 dollars.


long_dick_of_thelaw

Not a good one. The one he has looks like bare bones but I can bet it costs a whole lot more than 100 dollars


Jimmysweetspot

My son could be down to his socks and underwear, living in a dumpster, and he would still have his expensive violin.


long_dick_of_thelaw

Sounds like someone doesn’t understand what theft is. My first night sleeping outside someone tried to steal my shit and failed. I think it’s safe to assume something as easily theft-able wont stay with him long


waitaminuteh3re

Yeah it's no joke. When I was on the streets I tried to find apartment buildings with unlocked storage/supply closets to sleep in so I didn't have to worry about my stuff getting stolen.


notcontageousAFAIK

I fell for one of these the first time I saw it, but the scammer wasn't miming to a studio recording.


Lansky420

If the people who paid were entertained then I don't see the problem. Good acting skills I guess. Not really a scam just a poor quality show.


Altruistic-Spread-40

Dude been playing the same note for 30 minutes


przxqgl

at least he's trying... on the other hand, if he has enough to go out and buy expensive electronic amplification to pull it off, he's probably scamming someone, even if he's not a real musician. 😒


Ganbario

That violin, or really ANY violin, is worth way more than that speaker system.


Sea_Will3399

I felt bad for a moment too... but then I felt bad for the suckers giving him money


Vitiger

A fool and his money


SimonSaysBoom

$200 will get you all that at a pawn shop. Plus with as many people dropping money in his case he will make that back in an hour or two easy.


arequiredfield

I encountered one of them outside a grocery store, my sister quickly pointed out how he was faking because the notes he was playing weren't clearly the ones that where coming out of his speakers.


Killradius

Almost the same as paying to go to a concert and the performer is lip syncing


Tirilogy

At least he's putting more effort in than the usual "driving across the state to see my dying mother and ran out of gas so now I'm in a Walmart parking lot"


TheStrangeWaltz

Could he have done a better job? Absolutely. But the guy is probably hungry. I’m not certain why so many people are dunking on him. No one is forcing you to give him money.


bootyLiQa

Not only are you profiting off someone else’s music, your shitting on all the people who went through the effort to learn how to play these instruments


TheStrangeWaltz

Ugh.. stop. Mans gotta eat. I don’t really care about the pearl-clutching in this comment section.


bootyLiQa

There are other ways man…


TheStrangeWaltz

Let’s move on. This doesn’t matter to anyone. Redditors are just looking to shit on a guy. If he just held a sign in the middle of a parking lot asking for money the same people would just call him a bum. At least he’s just trying to “entertain” people passing by.


Vitiger

Man would he 100% better of stealing food from the grocery than doing this shit in public


TheStrangeWaltz

Hahaha.. So he should commit a crime and risk going to jail in order to eat. Does that make sense to you? Jesus. I didn’t realize how many NIMBYs were in here. Clearly, none of you have ever lived in your car or a shelter for a spell.


kerbarmstrong

Someone give the man some quick street lessons, he's got potential!


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Rakadaka8331

They make so much money every time I see them. Mom and kids fall for this shit left and right.


slootherski

I hate this with every fiber of my being


Tall_Tyrion68

You'd think he would practice first. He doesn't even seem like he's heard the song before.


gilgasmashglass

Bowing further on fingerboard instead between the bridge and fingerboard itself. Hand position of left hand is oddly stuck in some weird ass 3rd and 4th position that doesnt go anywhere else. Bowing is off with music that interestingly enough, that some mighty “slurring” and “accent” notes. 2/10. Cause he’s moving lol /s


Competitive-Top-2383

Yeah there’s one girl who is completely shameless about it here in VA


killmimes

Scam


Cultural-One3686

What’s your side hustle


GaIIick

Busk-syncing


capncharles1983

What do I do upvote or down vote? Real fucking question….


RubenGunion

Is this Spokane WA? I swear I saw this dude playing at Safeway. Pretty good stuff


PrncesZelda

Hes faking 🤣🤣


Sonova_Vondruke

There was a guy at our grocery store parking lot doing this with a cello.


Akuma_Procopis

Man's gotta eat 🤷‍♂️


iamatcha

music is produced, who care if he play it or not. i would give him something, i like music, i dont mind he doesnt know how to play it