I'm sitting outside Starbucks coffee here at Hollywood and Highland on a rare day off thinking I was going to get some good crowd walla with a couple of binaurals, stealth-like.
But, there is one problem. My recordings are being ruined around every corner by Lil' Wayne and T.I.
By all means, crowds with indistinguishable music in the background are valuable, too, but I was looking for more along the lines of isolated crowd ambiences.
Is there any fruitful source of large crowds around (where I am able to close-mic, i.e. walk through the crowd with binaurals) without my rap buddies following me?
(Chuck, I know you were the one who originally told me that ambiences around a city were tough to do due to music, but surely you found something around town?)