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 Post subject: My Busking Experience
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:34 am 
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SO, first off, some of you MIGHT remember me or recognize me, I was asking about busking and etc. a WHILE ago. Well, now that it's summer, I have started busking (or something similar to it) ha ha.

My name is Jeff, I'm 15 1/2, and I perform at Balboa Park here in San Diego. I have been in magic for about 4 years now, but I was out of it for about a year and half because of school and acting. I am a Junior Member at the Magic Castle in LA, so I'm STOKED about that.

Getting to my busking. My routine consists of some card tricks to draw people in, mainly the biddle trick, followed by an ambitious card routine, followed by another trick where 2 signatures end up on one card. I usually have a crowd of around 10-20 at this point. I stop out from behind my table, and proceed to do "deviant behavior" (if that's the name) off of Sankey's Front Row Sankey. I usually have a crowd of about 30-40 at this point. I end the show with Gazzo's Tossed Out Deck. I have done this routine 2 days in a row now at Balboa Park, and over the course of 2 days I've performed for a total of 7 hours.

In these 6 hours I've managed to make 159 dollars! I am super proud of myself for this, especially being 15 1/2 and having to compete preachers with speaker systems. I am saving up for a busking pouch from the ambitiouscard.com to do my cups and balls routine with final loads. I perform Gazzo's, but havent been able to because of lack of pouch, but I've been practicing the mechanics and etc.

I just thought I would let you guys know my progress and etc. etc. Thanks for reading!

here's some pics of me performing taken by my dad

http://picasaweb.google.com/rob3stone/J ... 2515698482


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:23 am 
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That's awesome!


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I love how it started off as a small crowd and then eventually I got distracted by a bunny it got huge.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:41 pm 
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Way to go!

I might suggest that you get some non-card effects, just to keep things interesting.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:42 pm 
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nice. just wondering ,im not pro, did you have tot ask permission to perform in the park like that. this is probally a stupid question but oh well


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:46 pm 
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drewer wrote:
nice. just wondering ,im not pro, did you have tot ask permission to perform in the park like that. this is probally a stupid question but oh well


Thats not a stupid question.
Some places require permission, some require permitts, some dont really care (those are few though) it varies from place to place. Must check your local laws, rules and regulations.

Now which type of place G performed in... of course only he can answer that. I can only speculate.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:50 pm 
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Balboa Park is a combination of permit needed and "we don't care"

permits seem to only be given out to give permission to perform in certain spots, meaning that it is "their" spot to perform in.

You can perform other places and security doesn't seem to mind. I've had security watch my show and even come on up and help with a trick.


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