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 Post subject: First gig... (any advice?)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:44 pm 
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hi ,
im 14 years old and have been doing magic since i was like.... 6 or 7, i have only been taking it serious as an option for the past year and in march face my first small gig...
theres a christening of a baby whom my mum is the godmother, anyway the parents are having like an adult party after wards and i have been asked to do alot of entertaining that night...
1st i am doing like a kids party sort of thing for which i have lined up...
kids: (were talking from 2 - 9)

Sponge balls
some silk and thumbtip work
the linking rings
magic traffic light cards
lite flight
the cardtoon 1
mouth coils
the reality twister

then later when the kids go home i will have like a little stage are for the rest of them
adults (stage):

Bigger finish
the ultimate three card monte
kaps on fire wallet
Back up.. (a trick i made where their card appears jumbo on your back)
floating dollar
humming bird card
the long distance spnner
starry eyed suprise


and then after that i will mingle...lol.. and start some walkabout, table hopping:

Jokers wild
stealth pen
shotgun aces
cardian angel
reality twister
the revolver
sticky situation
lipsmacker
the twisted sisters
Ambitious card

thats what i am thinking of roughly so far, what do you think? i dont mingd doing so much work, yeah i'l be tired out ,but it will be worth it, i get such satisfaction from proforming my magic that if i didnt need the money i would proform it for free...
any one got any advice with table hopping, working with kids ETC?
id be gratefull


Thanx GAZ :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:52 pm 
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get some gimmicked stuff out. Get a regular deck of cards, with a regular deck, i think the best effects are synergy, quick trick, triumph, and out of this world. These are all instant dls, but if you don't have much time before the show, you can get these quickly and learn these pretty quickly too. if u have some time before the show, get Daryl's ambitious card and make up a routine...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:38 pm 
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i agree with scorpio. get an ambitious card routine down. also another good instant download would be revolver. very easy to learn and great effect. If you dont have it, though im guessing you do, get BTP. its got some great stuff for your walk around magic, its easy, and packs a punch.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:33 pm 
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kaps on fire wallet
stealth pen
invisible deck
cardian angel
reality twister
twilight angels
sticky situation
bite out coin
pena coin
lipsmacker
ultimate three card monte
the twisted sisters


Can you carry all that around and still be comfortable? You might want to think about that.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:28 pm 
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Hey! Sounds like your pretty loaded, but here's a few more suggestions.
For the kids show start off with a mouth coil. I haven't come across any kid yet who doesn't this effect.
As for the stage work check out the routine Oz put together called Mambo #5. If you already know how to handle cards, you can probably figure it out just by watching the demo. If not you should order the download. It's definately a clever series of card manipulation.
I also agree that you should add some sort of Ambitious Card trick to your table hopping routine if possible.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:26 am 
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Thanx for the grat response , i did start out without any gimmicks so i can do quite good card handling , i will add the ambitious card to my list as that is one that i have down very well.
i think i should add reality twister and mouth coils to my kids routine as that is running low . to answer one of you questions a have a small suitcase type thing which i have out back and i carry a few at a time then go outback and change them.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:05 pm 
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You must get color Monte. And Stop light cards are awesome for kids.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:02 pm 
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your going to need a suitcase with you for all that stuff! lol
but it sounds real good! good luck.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:02 pm 
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As long as you can routine these effects, you'll do good. For instance, you might want to do some kind of four ace trick after shotgun aces. You seem to have alot of good effects, they just seem really random. Just my opinion.


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sounds good


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