Captain George -- a boisterous Slovakian street musician -- had a stopover in Athens on his way to Asia to busk, so I invited him to hang out. We'd only ever met online through a street performers Facebook group. He was pretty cool in real life too. We went to an open mic hosted by my talented DJ and sitar-playing friend, Bill Hunchback, and also went out one night and busked in the centre in front of a small old church (after we got stopped by the cops trying to set up at plateia Monastiraki). Unfortunately, it was a bit quiet that night. The few people that were there though appreciated our efforts. I've been more or less living in Athens for well over a year and this was my first time street performing there!
Lisa Spykers is a singer, songwriter, piano player, acoustic guitarist, instrumental and primary school teacher, porridge chef, vegan caterer, author, nomad, and unstoppable force of nature.