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 Post subject: How do you get paid
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:00 pm 
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Doing actual street magic (busking), or "hit and run", or "Blaining"? For "hit and run" style street magic, you will not get paid. For busking, which will require more effort than I assume you are willing to put into it, people tip you at the end of the show... if you deserve it, that is.


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You dont deserve to get paid if you know a couple of tricks. And hopefully you didn't get into magic so you could just make a quick buck.


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I get paid very well. More than enough to live on and buy new cars that's for sure.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:14 pm 
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but, is there anyway to ask for a tip while being polite


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buddy0826 wrote:
but, is there anyway to ask for a tip while being polite


Yes, But YOU have to do the research, more than just asking us. Check out "busking," there are many, many, books that have information on hat lines and how to use them.


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If you're doing a show, not just "hit and run" then there are ways to "hat" the crowd. It's part of your scripted routine and eases in during the show to condition the people to expect it.

As Paddy said, we can't really teach you here. Do some research. Read all you can about busking. Buy videos if you have money to burn. Find the book "The Secret Art of Magic" by Eric Evans and Nowlin Craver. Get the DVD "Street Theater" to see how others do it. Get the Gazzo books. Buy anything associated with Cellini, available from www.kozmomagic.com

The information is out there. If it's handed to you without any effort on your part, it won't be appreciated nearly as much.


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buddy0826 wrote:
but, is there anyway to ask for a tip while being polite


just my thoughts on this.. I don't think it's right to ask ANYONE for a tip.. If they liked your show, they should WANT to give you money at the end.. i think a good street performer should have funny / clever hat lines in every routine.. but it's not asking for money.. It's SUBTELY REMINDING the people that if they watch your show, they OWE you money... yes, they OWE you.

I was taught that the people already know they owe you money if they watch your show (and enjoy themselves).... They just don't know if YOU know.. Your hat line lets them know "the jig is up.. we both know you people owe me"

here is an example.. If your doing a miser's dream you could say "PARENT'S WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR KIDS MONEY TO GIVE ME AT THE END OF THE SHOW, MAKE SURE IT'S NOT THE KIND THAT JINGLES BECAUSE ALL THE OTHER KIDS WILL JUST LAUGH AND MAKE FUN OF THEM!!!.." ... pause for a second, and then look at all the kids.. "WONT YOU KIDS!?!?!?".. .My teacher who was working in Ocean City, MD told me this line, and I died laughing..

You haven't really asked them for money... You shouldn't have to!

it's NOT about the magic.. all about good showmanship... If keeping the secret is more important than the impression it has on the audience : It's not a trick worth doing. See? The pattern is emerging. Your hat line is just as important to the show as the trick you are doing... Showmanship, something we all keep forgetting... We should all go back to the Fitzkee Trilogy and re-read the first book

thn Get everything by Cellini


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:11 pm 
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georgegilbert, That's what we have been saying to him. Use hat lines, use funny hat lines. You never ever say "do you want to see some magic?" Then at the end hold your hand out. It's all part of the show.


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Its one word...

EXPERIENCE


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How do you get paid?

Get a job. :)


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thanks for helping me out guys


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my way would be make a joke about tips (not really serious jokes) Then whip out a retractable laundry hamper and say i do apreciate tips. (make hamper big though so it adds comedy.)

A joke would be something like- "If you liked the show put a buck or two in but if you have a complaint write it on the back of a twenty dollar bill and put that in too." :lol:


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