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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:01 pm 
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Un-Frequently Asked Questions

I just wanted some questions answered that I don't hear very often

1.Should I bring a Close-Up Case?
2.Were would I keep a Close-Up Case
3.If I am hired how many days a week should I work?
4.Should I Buy new decks before I do the gig?
5.How many decks should I bring to the restaurant, if I am going to be doing tricks where cards are given away at the end?
6.How many business cards should I have on me?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum!


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 Post subject: Re: UFAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:23 pm 
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ace18 wrote:
1.Should I bring a Close-Up Case?
This varies from person to person, personally I'd work out of my pockets, but some people like to have it with them.
2.Were would I keep a Close-Up Case
Again, varies from perosn to person. Many people carry it with them, and lay it down to perform. Some people choose to lay it in a private location.
3.If I am hired how many days a week should I work?
This is between yourself and the manager. You have to decide what would benefit the restaurant most. You could do one night a week for a kids night or something, or you could do a couple times a week. Whatever the manager thinks would be best.
4.Should I Buy new decks before I do the gig?
Not necessairy, but don't use an old one. Make sure they look to be in good condition and clean, and you feel comfortable with them(so they're broken in).
5.How many decks should I bring to the restaurant, if I am going to be doing tricks where cards are given away at the end?
If you're using cards in a restaurant gig, bring atleast 2-3 decks. If you're ONLY using cards in the gig, bring another deck or 2, just incase.
6.How many business cards should I have on me?
As many as you can comfortably fit. Bring atleast 40-50. You may only hand out 5-10, but always have lots there. But don't just hand them out to anyone, remember you're paid by the restaurant to entertain their guests, not profit off of them. If you're asked by a guest for a card, by all means give them one, but never negociate with them at the restaurant- don't even tell them your prices, wait until you're talking to them on the phone. You can do one of 2 things, you can give htem the card and tell them you will negociate over the phone. Or you can give them your card, and then ask for their phone number and for a good time to call them. That way, you will be guaranteed to speak to them, and more likely to book the gig.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:21 pm 
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thanks for the quick reply matt!


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sorry for the double post but I wanted this to show up:

What do you think about this for one of my routines, possibly:

Pick These Cards by Jay Sankey
Spectator Cuts to the Aces or an Ace Production
Among the Discards by a Chicago Session
Airtighter by Jay Sankey


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:31 pm 
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ace18 wrote:
sorry for the double post but I wanted this to show up:

What do you think about this for one of my routines, possibly:

Pick These Cards by Jay Sankey
Spectator Cuts to the Aces or an Ace Production
Among the Discards by a Chicago Session
Airtighter by Jay Sankey

You should cut that down to 3 effects, and have a fourth one ready to perform incase there's a wait on the food.

Airtighter, I wouldn't perform, just because of the common occurance of latex allergies currently. There are many restaurant magicians who perform with balloons daily, but personally since it's a public place, I wouldn't want to (potentially)endanger someone's health.

As for your routine other than that, it seems fine, but for card material one dvd I'd recomend is 22 Blows To The Head. There's maybe 6 effects I really like, and I'd probably use around 3-4 in closeup performances(that may not seem like very much out of 22, but any good performer will know that a few solid, good effects are worth far more than the cost of any dvd).


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