View Cart | View Account | Help
Order by phone: 800-880-2592
Check out our favorite NEW ARRIVALS
Need it fast? Order before 4pm Eastern and your order ships SAME DAY.

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:13 am 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 09 Apr 2003
Posts: 47
Location: McHenry, Illinois
georgemullican wrote:
I recently did a gospel illusion show for about 50 kids and adults at a large Christian book store during a "grand opening" type affair. As a way of establishing my credibility as a magician and explaining sleight of hand (you know, the hand is quicker thant he eye), I opened with a routine using some colorful silks which I make vanish and appear using a TT. I've done this countless time without any hitches, but this day was different. As I pulled a silk through my hand, the TT went flying through the air and landed on the floor some five feet away right at my wife's feet. Of course everyone watched as she picked up the "body part" with me standing there dumb-founded. By the time she picked up the TT and walked over to me, I decided to make the best of a bad situation. I simply held my hand out with my thumb tucked into my palm as if it REALLY came off. I had a wide-eyed look and my mouth wide open as she handed it back to me. I took the tip from her and palmed it as I pretened to reattach my thumb to my hand. Once my thumb was "back", I wiggled it to confirm its functionability and continued with the routine.

Other than my wife and I, no one was the wiser and thought it was just part of the act. One kid even told me later how "cool" it was that I could take my thumb off like that. Magic is wonderful.


I Laughed, I cried, I give it two thumbs up (no pun intended). I appreciate stories like these. Not only did it give me ideas for when something like this happens; but it also could be a cool routine if practiced to remove the kinks. Kinda like that Shinko's chopping off the fingers routine! Thanks georgemullican! :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:00 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 352
Location: Houston, Texas
I have posted this before but it seems like it belongs here, Mick

Okay peeps, It's confession time, I once made the foulest blunder EVER!

About 11 years ago I was stage manager (sound and light guy) at

Houstons Magic Island. We had a famous illusionist (name withheld

because he still owes me a butt-kicking) He was performing the show of

his life! Compleate with 2 (count'em) 2 standing O's. Then he comes out

for his big finish the floating lady levitation. He is in the middle of his

performance and do I hit the fog button no I missed it by an inch and a

half. I hit the OPEN BACK CURTAIN BUTTON!!! I was later yelled at,

screamed at, Called every kind of moron in the english language! (Thank

god I wasn't fired!) In any other situation I would have taken this guy

outside but I knew It was my fault so I stood there and took it like a

man. So the next time you mess up a trick just think to yourself, Well at

least I'm not that Mick guy.....It happens to all of us.

Happy Magicing! Mick


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:50 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 28 Dec 2002
Posts: 56
Location: england
Hi

i did a kids show for someone in my dads work

It was my first time in doing kids magic, i got the idea they were 5 - 12

but they were 3 - 8. The 8 yr olds were ok, but the 3 year olds dont understand english, they wont let you do special moves (because they dont do what you say). The first thing i said when im had finnished to my mum & dad was 'give me a bunch of gulibal adults anyday'!

A few days later i got given a magic trick from the people. It wasn't very good but it was free so i cantg complain!

tom :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:54 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 10 Jun 2003
Posts: 46
The other day at work, a family was there that i'm rel good friends with, and thier youngest child just turned three. I made a fist and pulled a silk out for him and he says "let me see that" then wads up the silk in his hand and pulls it out like I did and says "I can do it too!!!" real excited like. It was cute.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:25 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: 26 Mar 2003
Posts: 5237
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Good story George. Glad you told it since one never knows when they may run into the same situation, good cover! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: My WORST on stage happening..,
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 4:37 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 11 Jul 2003
Posts: 2
:oops: Years ago I included the standard Dove Pan trick in my act. You know the one, take an ordinary silver pan, toss in a match, flames shoot up, cover with the lid, lift lid and AMAZEMENT, a beautiful dove flutters up out of the pan.
This show happened to be outside and I live in Texas and it was HOT that day, one of our 95 in the shade days.
As I took the lid off the pan I looked inside and to my horror the poor dove had gone on to meet his maker. Maybe it was the heat that day or maybe it was just his time, but he was stone cold dead. I quickly reached into the pan and lifted him up and kind of flapped his wings a bit, hoping no one would notice and it was ok.
I turned to my assistant and handed her the bird, she looks at it and whispers, "What's wrong?", I whisper back "It's dead". With a squeek she tosses the bird at me, it hit the floor like a... well, like a dead bird. Some kid in the front says "Mommy he killed it" and starts to cry. More people are realizing what's happend, it was horrible.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 7:13 pm 
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 01 Jul 2003
Posts: 1156
Man, that had to of been one rough day. My compliments on trying to play it off though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:01 am 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 38
Location: Chicago
wow man...thats rough :cry: Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:03 am 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 09 Feb 2003
Posts: 38
Location: Chicago
wow man...thats rough :cry: Greg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 6:34 pm 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 05 Jun 2003
Posts: 687
Location: In a Realm of the Night Realm in my mind on the Centuary Moons of Dracon
If she didn't want to know, why'd she ask? :? :shock: :x :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: My WORST on stage happening..,
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 12:19 am 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 02 Jan 2003
Posts: 1213
Location: Effingham, IL Mig-23 Flogger
Bynumn wrote:
:oops: As I took the lid off the pan I looked inside and to my horror the poor dove had gone on to meet his maker.


Ouch. That's horrible. I might have been tempted to go into the "parrot" routine that was popular on the Monty Python Show. :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 6:28 am 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Posts: 995
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
:lol: :lol: :lol: that is so funny george


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:58 am 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 19 Jul 2003
Posts: 1033
Location: CTU
flogger wrote:
I just did teh Wedding Reception from edited this weekend...When I get over it, I may write about it.


If it is anyhting at all like your police story then you have yourself a winner. POST IT SOON PLEASE!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:10 am 
User avatar
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 12 Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
lol that's terrible!!! I can just imagine the thump of that bird hitting the floor... :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:48 pm 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 05 Jan 2003
Posts: 2383
magicwill wrote:
lol that's terrible!!! I can just imagine the thump of that bird hitting the floor... :shock:


ya that must have been terrible.... :(


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2009 Penguin Magic, Inc.