You gotta give it to the street performers. I don’t know how it is where you live but here in Paris, these people give it their all and perform, rain or shine. I don’t think I’d be able to do what they do, and for that they deserve my admiration.
(On a side note, I find myself giving money to an actual street performer but not to a beggar. We get them a lot here, too. My theory is this: at least street performers work for and earn money, while beggars just… beg. Am I making sense?)