Nothing compares with the addition of music to the romantic night sea. Busking, meaning “street performance,” is now a familiar culture often found in Busan’s Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach, as well as Seomyeon and Nampo-dong, which are Busan’s downtowns. Busking in Busan has the unique charm of the beautiful night sea view in its background, which is both pleasing to the eyes and ears.
As the bluish darkness settles on the beach, buskers carrying their own guitars, microphones, and loudspeakers gather and set up in the busking zone on a sandy beach or a roadside bench for the performance. Shortly after, the beach transforms into a captivating music stage with the view of the night sea, alongside the sight and sounds of the crashing waves.
Accompaniment flows from the speakers and guitars, and rhythm from a shy singer holding a microphone. People gather around as they hear the familiar melodies. Soon, the place becomes crowded, with the claps and shouts after each song adds romance to the night sea. The audience illuminates the dark landscape as they wave their cellphone lights to the music.
In addition to performances that indulge your ears, dancesranging from K-pop cover dances to other kinds of dances—by busking groups are a delight to the eyes. People also flock like clouds to circus, magic, and fire shows. Aside from busking, the performances will surprise and entertain you with their exceptional quality, similar to that of expensive concerts.
Improvisation, which allows the audience’s on-stage participation, is another attractive part of busking. Anyone can be a busker if they want to please the audience and have the courage to stand in front of people. If you like to perform in public, step onto the stage!
From the guitar’s calm melodies, the powerful vocal songs, the thrilling circus, and the mesmerizing magic, to the colorful fire show, along with the people’s bright energy as they enjoy the vibrant atmosphere created by passionate buskers, busking in Busan against the beautiful night sea view makes every evening shine brighter than any other stage.