by Webby Guy on 27/06/12 at 2:53 pm
The organizers of the London Olympics have taken to busking for spare change on London’s transport system in what is thought to be a bid to make back some of the money which has been spent on the Games so far. In an unprecedented move from members of Olympic committee, extreme lengths have been taken after it was revealed that the planning team had gone way over budget in their preparations for this summer’s Olympic events.
It may not be the most conventional method of raising funds, but it’s one which may well work in the favour of Olympic organizers in the build up the big event. It might not be so unusual to come across online sponsorship or donation pages for various events whilst playing online games at sites like partycasino.com or browsing Facebook, but this method of fund-raising has already proved to be a little more controversial. Members of the Olympic committee have been spotted with guitars, accordions and even the odd double bass, making music in London’s Underground train system. It is thought that their musical efforts are an attempt to raise money to compensate for over-spending on the upcoming games.
When asked for their views on the unconventional method of money-raising, one Londoner pointed out that they would be “paying for it, either way” – a reference to the fact that the original budget for the Olympic games was reported to have come out of taxpayers money. However, with spending having far exceeded the amount at which it was first estimated, organizers have apparently taken up the popular activity of busking. Underground musicians are a familiar sight on London’s transport system, although the motives of these particular musicians might be a little less common to that of those who usually make music on the tube. It remains to be seen whether their efforts will be rewarded by the city’s commuters.