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Do you do Cups and Balls in your act?
Yes 56%  56%  [ 9 ]
No 25%  25%  [ 4 ]
Sometimes 19%  19%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: Cups and Balls
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:03 pm 
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I am curious how many of you do the Cups and Balls in your street routine.
Personally, I don't for a number of reasons.
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine who used to be a busker (now he is a lawyer, go figure) and he and I had a pretty long conversation about it. His contention was that they are a classic not just of magic, but of street shows. I wont rehash the argument here (unless it gets started by you guys LOL), but now I am wondering how many other people have deliberately left it out of their shows.
Oh, and feel free to give any reasons you have for doing/not doing them :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:10 pm 
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When I was busking, I left it out of my show. Way too cliche. Not to fail mentioning the fact that these days, everyone seems to perform Gazzo's routine. :roll: Which is a variation (IMO) of Vernon's routine.

Yeah it works. Very entertaining. But so does origionality. Nothing is written in stone that you must perform Cups and Balls as a street performer. Nothing is written in stone that you must close your show with Cups and Balls.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:27 pm 
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I continue to use a simplified chop cup routine. I usually preface it with "i'm sure you've all seen the cups & balls right" I believe the cups & balls tend to confuse a laymens eye, where a chop routine is simple, easy to follow and packs quite a punch at the finale.


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