I think somewhat unique to Taiwan is for example instead of a guy beating on plastic buckets you’ll find buskers playing beautiful music on electronic cellos.
I’m finding a lot of buskers are not really as poor as we think they should be.
I’ve seen buskers using really good guitars (like Gibson acoustic guitars for example).
I came to the conclusion that anyone playing music in Taiwan is already independently wealthy, and are doing it because no other Taiwanese could afford to.
Who here has never given money to a busker in Taiwan?
I’d rather see buskers than those flea-ridden hug bums in Ximen.