I just booked my first restaurant gig for New Years eve, about 150 people for 2 hours. I was planning on having 3 routines ready each set with 3 effects.
-Signed business card ends up with chosen card written on it (business card show plain when they sign it)
- Chicago opener
- Standing Triumph
-Sponge ball routine
-This and That with business cards
What do you guys think? What should I change or add?
I have mainly done all walk arounds at houses of community parties before this. When I finished the audition they told me I have to do liquid metal on new years, I believe that it got me the job.
If you're in a restaurant, there's a whole host of tricks you could do. Have you tried spoonbending? How about keybending? (Look into Uri Geller; he's a douche, but he has some good tricks for restaurants.)
(Edit: Now that I've looked it up, "liquid metal" would teach you how to bend spoons and keys. Look into getting a victorian style key; it makes keybending tricks MUCH easier, and can be used for a "haunted key" routine, if you like that sort of thing.)
Also, try making an invisible thread routine.
You could also do water to ice, a TT routine with water, sugar, or salt, or, depending on the restaurant, floating/bouncing roll.
I also reccomend picking up some balloon tying skills. Parents go nuts for that stuff.