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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 3:20 pm 
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everyone refers to knowing good crowd control, but where can i learn it?
i know gazzo has some books, but how did you guys learn it?
ttvm!
ok maybe this should be in the general magic section, but i think crowd control might fall into "outs".
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for me simply performing more has helped my crowd control skills.

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This should be in the Street Magic section.

As for crowd control - read all the books you can. It won't help.

Only way to learn crowd control is to do shows. Lots of them. Over and over and over.

Robert


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I agree with Robert. *Moved to Street Magic*


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Of course you agree with me.
You want to BE me!

:twisted: Robert


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There is no better way to learn than from experience...but I believe cellini has written some stuff about that in addition to gazzo


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Another good crowd control book is "The Secret Art of Magic" by Eric Evans and Nowlin Craver.

It's out of print, but it's not out of stock. Most good dealers still have some.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:06 am 
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Would any one be kind enough to explain what crowd control, is.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:09 pm 
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It's rather self-explanatory. It's what you do to "control" your "crowd"

If your performance doesn't attract more the 3-4 people at a time you don't have anything to worry about. This is meant for those who get 50-100 people to stop and watch. They stop being individuals at this point and turn into a single entity. You have to manage this group. Shape it. Move it. Get them on your side.. In other words, Control it.

You must keep them from blocking the street or sidewalk. You must not let them crowd your table. You need to maneuver hecklers out of the way. The Crowd can help you do that. That's what he explains in the book.


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It's basically making the crowd do what you want. Like having them stand in a general area, or keeping them from taking your props. Stuff like that.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:03 pm 
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If you want to learn to control people better then go perform a trick that needs you to control them well and u will learn quick from experience. Things like talking, joking, and eye contact help a lot.


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