Just as before, I wanted to sing only Christmas songs, and after a bit of searching, I managed to find 16 Christmassy themed songs to perform.
Once I had chosen the rest of my songs, I then had to pick something to wear. As I was singing from 5 – 6pm, it was going to be very cold, and keeping warm is a must. I eventually decided on a white jumper, pink skirt, and thermals, and my extremely warm white fur coat. (Faux fur, naturally!)
I got set up in front of the Christmas tree, there was already a little crowd, and as I faced them, I suddenly felt very nervous. This was basically the same as busking, and I have never busked before, and so this was something new and scary. I suddenly felt too scared to even introduce myself, so I simply launched into my first, which again was “O Holy Night.” I began to grow more confident as I sang, especially as lots of shoppers kept stopping to watch me, and some were even filming me! That made me very happy, and I continued through my set list, which consisted of the following pieces:
O Holy Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
What Child Is This?
The First Noel
Walking In The Air
Away in a Manger
Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Little Drummer Boy
As the night grew on, it got darker and colder, but I was prepared; I had a thermal hat, and thermal touchscreen gloves, which were lifesavers. I swear touchscreen gloves were invented for buskers.
While I was singing “Walking in the Air,” there was a little girl who was twirling around in front of me, which was adorable, and a lady, perhaps her mum, standing front of me, and filming both of us; it did make me break out into giggles. It was just the cutest thing ever. As they were leaving, I waved at the little girl, and she looked so happy.
I ended my set with “Panis Angelicus,” but unfortunately, I couldn't stick around to chat as my Nan had booked tickets to the Slava Snow Show in Southampton, and we had to leave right away if we wanted to get there on time. The show was absolutely amazing; I have no idea how to describe what I saw, but I was blown away.
All in all, I really enjoyed myself, and I consider this my first busking experience, which has made me want to get out and do it again.
I have a little snippet of "Walking In The Air" for you all; you can see me burst out giggling at the end!
Until next time