SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— When you’re a street musician you never know who might hear you. Someone important heard one of San Francisco’s regulars and allowed him to scratch an item off his bucket list.
Larry Hunt is very much alive, but every day he kicks the bucket. He beats on them, slams them; whatever it takes to make noise. He’s the “Bucket Man” of San Francisco and he can usually be seen around mid Market with lots of fans.
One bystander said it makes him happy to see how happy the Bucket Man is, even envious of how much he seems to be enjoying life.
But there are detractors, especially office workers in the area. One woman went as far as calling the bucket drumming appalling and that it makes talking on conference calls difficult.
Hunt has been drumming for more than 20 years. Oftentimes police ask him to stop because someone has complained.