Vance Joy visited Tyson’s Tacos on Monday with KSGR to take on their ukulele challenge. (He’s scheduled to perform both weekends of Austin City Limits Music Festival so he has time to kill before Weekend 2 starts up.) The taco joint implemented a one-song-for-one-taco policy earlier this summer after Thrillist put them on their musician-sourced top taco list.
Tyson’s Tacos posted their official “Ukulele Policy” on their Facebook page in August. It reads, in part, “I decided to give away FREE TACOS TO MUSICIANS. They just have to prove it by playing (and tuning) the ukulele you see behind the glass.”
There are a few other rules: the ukulele can only be used during normal business hours. The only thing you can get for playing the ukulele is tacos. You can play as many songs as you want, but one song gets you one taco.
You don’t need to possess the same musical skill Vance has, though. The policy also states that “Some people just make fools of themselves to such extent that the taco is paid out of pity.”
While he was there for his free taco, Vance gave a fan a music lesson, too.