Busking has never been an easy job.
It is not as simple as doing whatever you want at the corner of the street. The everyday hustle of every busker is to stand their ground by fusing talent and creativity to make something unique and interesting. In other words, one has to show something that people find worth stopping for, or else they will fall behind.
One way to get through busking is to use an unusual instrument to perform a genre of music that people would least expect.
That’s what the performer in this video did as he used his trusty bagpipes to perform several punk and hard rock songs. He is known as the Bad Piper, a rock music-loving maniac with over 15 years of accumulated experience playing the bagpipes.
For those who don’t know, the performer usually wears a mohawk and leather kilts while performing.
He made a name for himself as he performed on the streets with his peculiar instrument and even made it big after an appearance on Australia’s Got Talent.
In this clip, the Bad Piper attracted a huge crowd on the streets of Fremantle.
The Bad Piper found himself in Fremantle, Australia where he found his perfect spot to perform the bagpipes.
After setting up his stage, he then started into a cover of the AC/DC song “Thunderstruck,” which drew a crowd of people nearby to stop and watch him play. The guitar instrumental started playing on the speakers as a build-up before the Bad Piper began his performance. A few seconds after that, he started trotting on the concrete while he blew through his pipes.
Flames shot out of the pipes as he kept playing and the crowd loved it!
It wasn’t just the song that was unexpected—nobody saw the flames coming!
They were caught off guard with the sudden burst of flames as they watched the Bad Piper’s performance.
It is also amazing how he cues the flames to the sounds of the yells from the song as well as the beats and the electric guitar.
He was quite the showman, and he perfectly portrayed how a rock bagpiper should play that legendary song!
The energy he brought made the show just as hype as listening to the original AC/DC song.
With Bad Piper’s confidence and burning passion for his musical style, he was able to recreate a masterpiece with his extraordinary bagpiping.
As you may know, AC/DC is considered one of the legendary rock bands in the world with their undying legacy of bringing great, head-banging rock music to the people. With that in mind, it gets even more interesting to see someone nailing one of their songs on the bagpipes.
The video went viral on YouTube with over 10 million views.
Bad Piper’s showmanship and talent as a musician has brought him plenty of popularity. He has already ventured around the globe bringing along his pipes and his intense energy as a performer. This guy just brought the art of bagpiping to another level!
Just as he told America’s Got Talent in 2010, “I’m taking the world’s most annoying instrument and turning it into something fantastic.”
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