Iâ€™ve said my piece â€“ I will most probably be flamed, bashed and battered by all the Criss Angel worshippers, but thatâ€™s expected. If you really really really like Criss Angel, you are perfectly entitled, heâ€™s a good entertainer.
Well first, because of your position and knowledge of magic, I don't think anyone will dare bash you
And I don't think there are many people on here who's idol as a magician is Angel anyway. You have a good point that no one can argue with really, because even if people hate Criss or love it, they're still tempted to flip the channel to Mindfreak every once in a while, because it's entertaining
I like your post and agree. I'm excited to watch Mindfreak every Wednesday so I can be entertained, not to figure out who's stooges or when the camera cuts, or when he palms something, and not to come and spew crap about him the next day. I watch him to be entertained.
I think where this rubs traditional performing magicians the wrong way is when laypersons ask them to levitate like Criss Angel, Vanish like Criss Angel.
I don't mind when this happens. Laypeople mentioning Angel to me says "Hey, I'm interested in magic enough to watch it on TV when football is on!". If people ask me to do something like Criss, I see oppuortunity for a funny response.
"Can you levitate like Criss Angel?"
"If I could honestly do that, do you really think I'd be going to this public school, making a dinky little handkercheif dissappear?"
The only thing I don't like is kids hating on David Blaine because he doesn't do as big of illusions as Criss does frequently. I guess I can't blame them though, because after all, Criss is better entertainment