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[[Image:Street musician (GTA4).jpg|150px|thumb|A busker playing the saxophone in Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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[[File:Street musician (GTA4).jpg|150px|thumb|A busker playing the saxophone in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'']]
   
'''[[wp:Busking|Buskers]]''' are street performers that perform in public places for money. Often considered an afterthought, such pedestrians were only introduced late in the Grand Theft Auto series, featuring in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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'''[[wp:Busking|Buskers]]''' are street performers that perform in public places for money. Often considered an afterthought, such pedestrians were only introduced late in the Grand Theft Auto series, featuring in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'', ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
== Description ==
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==Description==
[[File:Middlepark2.jpg|thumb|left|A screenshot, showing a busker in Middle Park.]]
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[[File:Middlepark2.jpg|thumb|left|A screenshot showing a Busker in Middle Park, Algonquin.]]
=== Design ===
 
Buskers debuted in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] in the form of saxophone-playing street musicians commonly spotted in affluent portions of [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] in [[Broker]], [[Dukes]] and [[Algonquin]], mostly in various parks, subway stations and waterfronts, as well as stages of the [[Superstar Café]].
 
   
Evidently having only a saxophone as a music instrument, the Busker will only play songs that may also be heard on the [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] radio station. In most of his appearances, the busker is depicted with a buttoned up brown trench coat, and his music can easily be heard within hearing distance, a hint he is near the player. Most buskers also wear occasionally a hat depicting he may be poorer than others by how worn out it is.
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===Design===
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Buskers debuted in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' in the form of saxophone-playing street musicians commonly spotted in affluent portions of [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] in [[Broker]], [[Dukes]] and [[Algonquin]], mostly in various parks, subway stations and waterfronts, as well as stages of the [[Superstar Café]].
   
There were originally buskers in [[Grand Theft Auto III]]. They were cut during development, however they still exist in the game files.[[File:Busk3.png|thumb|Buskers in GTA III.]]
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Evidently having only a saxophone as a music instrument, the Busker will only play songs that may also be heard on the [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] radio station. In most of his appearances, the busker is depicted with a buttoned up brown trench coat, and his music can easily be heard within hearing distance, a hint he is near the player. Most buskers also occasionally wear a hat showing he may be poorer than others by how worn out it is.
   
=== Behavior ===
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There were originally going to be buskers featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''. They were cut during development, however their pedestrian models still exist in the game files.[[File:Busk3.png|thumb|Buskers in ''Grand Theft Auto III''.]]
When standing close to a busker, the player has the option of giving him [[Money|$]]10, restoring the player's health and receiving an expression of gratitude from the busker, in the form of a simple "thank you". However, should the player push the busker, he may stop playing, drop his music instrument and respond unfavorably to the player. Running past a busker in close proximity will also force him to drop his saxophone and walk away. Unlike many minor items dropped by pedestrians, the player cannot pick up a busker's dropped saxophone.
 
   
=== Ringtone ===
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===Behavior===
After giving the busker $10 multiple times, the player will eventually receive the instrumental ringtone "St. Thomas" for their [[Mobile Phone| mobile phone]]. This is one of the songs the busker plays and is also featured on the radio station [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]].
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In GTA IV, when standing close to a busker, the player has the option of giving him [[Money|$]]10, restoring the player's health and receiving an expression of gratitude from the busker, in the form of a simple "thank you". However, should the player push the busker, he may stop playing, drop his music instrument and respond unfavorably to the player. Running past a busker in close proximity will also force him to drop his saxophone and walk away. Unlike many minor items dropped by pedestrians, the player cannot pick up a busker's dropped saxophone.
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===Ringtone===
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After giving the busker $10 multiple times, the player will eventually receive the instrumental ringtone "[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4DTR0I7xhA St. Thomas] " for their [[Mobile Phone| mobile phone]]. This is one of the songs the busker plays and is also featured on the radio station [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]].
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They were voiced by Walter Houser, father of [[Dan Houser|Dan]] and [[Sam Houser]].
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==Trivia==
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*Sometimes when switching to [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] in GTA V, he might be in front of the [[Oriental Theater]], smashing a guitar to the street performer's head and yelling angrily: "Learn to play a fucking saxophone!". This is a reference to the GTA IV saxophone buskers, as guitar playing buskers were introduced in GTA V but the game does not feature the saxophone players.
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Latest revision as of 21:53, June 25, 2014

Street musician (GTA4)

A busker playing the saxophone in Grand Theft Auto IV

Buskers are street performers that perform in public places for money. Often considered an afterthought, such pedestrians were only introduced late in the Grand Theft Auto series, featuring in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and DamnedThe Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

Middlepark2

A screenshot showing a Busker in Middle Park, Algonquin.

DesignEdit

Buskers debuted in Grand Theft Auto IV in the form of saxophone-playing street musicians commonly spotted in affluent portions of Liberty City in Broker, Dukes and Algonquin, mostly in various parks, subway stations and waterfronts, as well as stages of the Superstar Café.

Evidently having only a saxophone as a music instrument, the Busker will only play songs that may also be heard on the Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 radio station. In most of his appearances, the busker is depicted with a buttoned up brown trench coat, and his music can easily be heard within hearing distance, a hint he is near the player. Most buskers also occasionally wear a hat showing he may be poorer than others by how worn out it is.

There were originally going to be buskers featured in Grand Theft Auto III. They were cut during development, however their pedestrian models still exist in the game files.
Busk3

Buskers in Grand Theft Auto III.

BehaviorEdit

In GTA IV, when standing close to a busker, the player has the option of giving him $10, restoring the player's health and receiving an expression of gratitude from the busker, in the form of a simple "thank you". However, should the player push the busker, he may stop playing, drop his music instrument and respond unfavorably to the player. Running past a busker in close proximity will also force him to drop his saxophone and walk away. Unlike many minor items dropped by pedestrians, the player cannot pick up a busker's dropped saxophone.

RingtoneEdit

After giving the busker $10 multiple times, the player will eventually receive the instrumental ringtone "St. Thomas " for their mobile phone. This is one of the songs the busker plays and is also featured on the radio station Jazz Nation Radio 108.5.

They were voiced by Walter Houser, father of Dan and Sam Houser.

TriviaEdit

  • Sometimes when switching to Trevor in GTA V, he might be in front of the Oriental Theater, smashing a guitar to the street performer's head and yelling angrily: "Learn to play a fucking saxophone!". This is a reference to the GTA IV saxophone buskers, as guitar playing buskers were introduced in GTA V but the game does not feature the saxophone players.

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