Buskers playing ‘Star Wars’ cantina song outside theater will probably earn so much money

Here’s a genius way to make a lot of cash as a busker this month: play the Star Wars cantina music outside movie theaters.

YouTube user Gilbert Chavez, who was waiting in line to see The Force Awakens, caught a band of Star Wars buskers rocking out in the street, even wearing the masks of those famous Mos Eisley Cantina musicians.

We all know and love that cantina song, but there’s something you might not know that makes the song even better: the name of its fictional music genre. In Star Wars, this type of music used to be known as “jizz.” Yes. That was the real, official name before the creation of the new canon. Jizz. You’re welcome. 

Photo via Star Wars

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor