There is nothing more annoying than a bucket drummer. Unlike any other annoying people downtown, bucket drummers have the unique ability to drive you crazy from up to two blocks away!
There are loads of cool things a talented drummer can do, but for some reason, the drummers of Portland buckets don't seem to know any. It seems they're more interested in banging at random on a pile of garbage in front of the mall.
Busking is a perfectly reasonable activity for a musician, but bucket drums are to music what those Jesusy comic books are to Moby-Dick.
While drummers just make their music and leave it up to you to give them money or not, the binder beggars will pretend to be a friend. They will lie. They will say anything to separate you from your credit card number.
And while drummers may fill up a whole corner, the fundraising minions set up on opposite sides of the street so you can't even cross to avoid them.
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