I haven't spent a lot of time on the street. I played an outdoor New Years Eve set once. It was between 30 and 40 degrees and raining and much too cold to be playing as I learned the hard way. But I managed to tough it out until midnight with frozen fingers and uncontrollable vibrato. It was a life lesson I for one won't forget. Check the weather before agreeing to outdoor shows.
See life on the street section...lol
I play a Taylor 110CE as my main instrument and I have a Washburn WA90CE as a backup. I do from time to time break my trumpet and chock out a few notes. I guess you might say my voice is my instrument as well.
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”
“I bow to your Godliness.”
“On my couch, saving the world.”