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 Post subject: it's a secret
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:14 pm 
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i hate how when you do a trick and people say they know how to do it, but they're wrong and then they tell everyone even though they're wrong. When i say no you're wrong he says well then how did you do it?
And even though i want to correct him i know it'll give away me secret. it's like he purposely does this so that i'll end up telling him how to do it.
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that happen to me with a card trick and he said something i dont rember and he snached my black deck off cards from my hand and tried to do it and he did not know how to do it and then he said how you do it then and i punched him then me and him got into a fight

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I usually just say "by magic" and then say " try it your way if you want" this only works because I only do sleight of hand so ya...


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guy-You do it this way!!!!!!!!
me-nope
guy-then how?!?!?!?
me-can u keep a secret? :shock:
guy-yup
me-well so can I.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:49 pm 
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You know what? Performing is hard. That's really what it boils down to. If you've ever gone to a comedy club you see how comedians get heckled. Same thing with magic, some guys are just punks. But here is the secret about them. They are ruining it for everyone, and the people around them are not impressed. 9 out of 10 people want to see you perform, they want to be surprised and entertained, and they don't know how you did it, and if they do they are still enjoying it.

Think of it like this. If a guy says to you "show me a trick" and then he busts you on it, why is he even coming to you in the first place? "Do you wanna' see a trick or not? No? Then beat it."

My advice is to have a small routine, 3 maybe 4 tricks. If someone calls you out on one just say something like "Yhea, that must be it, your pretty smart (sarcastically)." Then proceed to show some more tricks to everyone else, and ignore him. Also watch a lot of comedians, see how they deal with crowds, go to comedy shows, those guys are performance pros. They get on stage night after night and have to try to make people laugh, and they deal with DRUNK jerks.

Also getting heckled and busted now is a good experience, it helps you learn, it forces you to be better at your craft and develop a style which gives people NO idea about what you’re doing. It's part of the growing experience. Even David Blaine had to start out doing bad coin passes for his Aunt Sally.


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A lot of times (for instance) I was doing a magic show for my fiancee's friend's son B- Day party, mostly mexicans were there, few speaking english.....Some guy in a cowboy hat kept blurting like " lay the cards down and Tell me what card I point at, as I was walking around performing.....Finally I asked him to walk with me, we walked to a group of his "Hombres"=Boys/ men More less his friends, and I began to explain to them he was practicing magic and he was nervous and asked me to walk with him, as he yelled" I'm a magician NO!"
meaning to me I know not a dagggome thing....So I than told him, " If he dosen't do magic why don't he let me?" and he was embarressed moreless, and I heard not another peep from him all night!


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