its maybe nothing wrong with the people in the band, but the people around the band.
Sometimes I hear stories of famous artists/musicians performing on the street, or in the subway, with people walking right past them, not noticing who is playing or how beautiful the music really is. Are we really that busy? Great post Monika. :)
wow, this makes me shiver. not only because i never played on the streets, for passing audiences that seem to not care, with cold hands and probably not enough money to buy food and drinks... but also because i myself always pass by quite indifferently when seeing such street musicians. i promise you to have a closer look next time i see some... maybe i'll see YOU performing in the middle of them? ;-)
Reminds me of when I used to busk with guitar in the winters, my hands would get cold and I'd take a few juggling balls to warm myself up between songs...people would often ignore me at that point, so one day I took 3 pairs of underpants with me...you should have seen the look on people's faces when I stopped singing and playing and produced the underpants to juggle with...no-one had seen it before and they all gave me lots of money for being original :-)