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 Post subject: New Street Performer Dilemma Please Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:56 pm 
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A consistent problem that I am coming across is that I will try to build a crowd and I will get one or two small groups of people into the second trick and by the time my show is done I have a crowd. If you need more detailed information about my show just ask and I will tell you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:22 am 
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What's the problem?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:46 am 
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I believe he has no idea what to do when he has a crowd. Maybe he should keep going.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:00 pm 
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I'm pretty sure a crowd is a good thing. Unfortunately, depending on the trick and the size of the crowd some may not be able to see the effect. Switch to effects that others can see easily, like cups and balls for example. Of course, this is all entirely at your discretion. And congrats on building a crowd.


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 Post subject: Re: New Street Performer Dilemma Please Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:09 pm 
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Character wrote:
by the time my show is done I have a crowd.


I hate to break it to you, but that usually means you're doing things right.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Besides Enlgish being a problem for him.

He might be wanting to have a large crowd before the end...
Wants to start large to medium crowd and end that way. Rather than just finish with a large crowd.
He wants to build a larger tip before or as he starts.

At least thats how I read it.

Look up Don Drivers Building a Tip.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:18 pm 
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I think he's saying that the show he rehearsed is over too quickly.

There are two solutions: you could make your show longer or you could delay the start by doing some quick tricks and building a tip.


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 Post subject: Thats it Cryptic Dave
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:55 am 
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But I got some tips on how to get a bigger crowd. Basically what my problem was the timing in between each trick. How long should I take inbetween each one how long should I take doing each trick. I think I need to have more filler such as jokes as well as getting to know those first two groups of people that come up to my table. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:30 am 
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For gags you can look into Visual Antics. It is a dvd on fillers and gags.

& for those interested in Don Drivers DVDs:

http://www.dondriver.com/index.htm


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 Post subject: Re: New Street Performer Dilemma Please Help
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:46 pm 
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I once saw a street preformer in London doing over 20 minutes between each and every trick before he had a large crowd. And only then he started his main routine. He was entertaining in those 20 minutes though :P.


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