Thank you. I just managed to sit down and really read through the entire thread and I'm surprised with the stuff I missed. Here are the two main points summarized:
Exodus and KyletheGreat are [edited].
Long version? M'kay, I'll start with Mr. Ex:
IF they jump at you, throw a Fireball (Flash Paper) at them. My teacher didn't care if I used fire as long as I didn't pull out torches.
You must have tons of the flash stuff on you huh? D'you honestly think that every "school magician," and by that I mean "guy that has no gigs so they resort to the asses at school for stage time," has the resource to buy tons of flash paper? Jeez Exodus, your class must've been high on Ritalin the whole time huh? Is that why only every once in a bit they lash out?
If any of you do the gaffed 3 Card Monte that requires you to make the gaff, you'll know it if you do it, try that. I used that for the guy that was heckling my girl and myself and he shut up and walked off.
What an idiot thing to say. The guy probably walked away because he was convinced you and "your girl" were losers when you whipped out a manly vinyl wallet with a few cards in it to deal with a few insults toward her and you. Hey Exodus? She's not "your" girl. Chances are you won't even end up marrying her. Women are free creatures, they don't belong to anybody. Well, except to their fathers, which is how most dads see it. Have some respect for women. Anyone else second me on that or is magic such a manly sport that only we men can possess sponge products, vinyl wallets, and plastic cases?
I wasn't heckled in school. If you know the people you're performing for and have decent crowd control abilities, performing in school is great and a lot of fun.
Probably because the only real people you performed for were the ones you made in wood shop.
KyletheGreat is up next:
I am a Junior at high school and known around the school as The Magic Man.
So you're so much of a hot shot magician that people don't know your real name eh? Hey man, don't worry, at MY high school, I'm known as the Sponge Bunny. The guy known as Gaff is jealous of me. I know, totally cool, right? Did you put that on your resume as a performer? "EXPERIENCE: KNOWN AS MAGIC MAN THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL."
I say do the magic and don't worry about the people (if you are entertaining).
Most magicians want to entertain.
Teenagers and kids really enjoy it as well if the magic is presented in the correct way.
No they don't. What school do YOU go to? You probably wouldn't last half a day at my school. Keep that flash paper dry now...
Give your cards to teenagers who have younger brothers and sisters and they will refer you to their parents (I have had this happen many times). IT WORKS trust me!
Bad idea. Boris Pocus senses this [edited] lying. It might work, but 90% of the time my friends, you can be sure that your card will be used to roll a blunt. If you do, by some helluva chance get booked by your friend's parents, you won't get paid, either that or you'll be submitted to half an hour of your friend going "HEY MAN DO THE ONE WHERE THE BALLS GO IN MY HAND FOR MY LIL CUZ!!"
I'm done. There are more [edited] that have seconded what the above [edited] have said, so they're [edited] too, you can find them amongst yourselves, here's a prime example:
I was Card Guy around my school.
For those of you that stuck this through and read it all, congrats to you. I'm gonna go get high now.
Now. You have no idea of my performance stature or experience. I can deal with any crowd as I have done so on many occasions. Any age works fine with me. As a magician, YOU must learn how to perform for your crowds correctly in an entertaining mannar. You say I am a [edited], but I was just giving you my opinion. In order to be a successful performer, you must also be a good people person...and judging by your posts...that is something you are not. No wonder you are not successful performing for teens...
No I have not put "performed throughout high school" on my resume! I have much better stuff to put on there than that...I don't even have a resume. I run a business. I am my own boss aside from my clients. I have a company that books me out, and I book myself out as well. Don't tell me that I don't know what I am talking about, because I can asure you just by reading your material that I have way more performing experience in magic than you even come close to.
Just because you are not successful performing for certain crowds, does not make everyone that way.
you came accross all wrong calling exodus and I a [edited]! We were just throwing in our two-cents worth into the conversation. You can accept it, or ignore it...but you don't have to sit there, call us [edited], and then try and turn around what we say!
And no...I am not lying about the cards. I have recieved countless calles from parents of people I go to school with wanting me to do the younger siblings parties and such. If your so called "friends" would use your business cards to "roll a blunt" then obviously you are hanging out with the wrong crowd! I do get paid. I get paid for every performance I do. The cards don't just go to my friends. They go to many people that I don't even know. But they take it home and I get bookings. That is the way it works for me.
I suggest you try and learn a few people skills and then perform at your school...once you learn how to handle certain crowds you will see a drastic change in the amount of hecklers and reactions.