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 Post subject: Need help with first street performance!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:54 am 
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I need a little help putting together my street show. I am going to be located in front of a few business and want to set up with a table and not do walk around stuff. I generally do restaurant and private parties but never a street show. I am not sure what will go well, I have thought of cups and ball, fiber optics, book test, skinners 3 card monte, macdonalds aces, card effect by chan canasta (someone picks a card put back in deck and other random person stops on their card with eyes closed), vacation predection (oz pearlmans) would these work ok? obviously I would not do all because its too much but what do you guys think, what other effects would you recomend?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:07 am 
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just remember the rules. Keep your shows short (6 to 12 minutes) hat the heck out of the crowd, and start drawing a new crowd right away. Six shows in an hour each with a $10 to 15 hat is a bunch of money.

Paddy


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:22 am 
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I was hoping you would lend your ideas paddy, so the list of tricks I have sound good anyone you would definitely recomend and any you would not.


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The "tricks" make no difference, it's how you perform them. I shared a pitch with Character the other day and he used the professor's nightmare as his finale, and it was GREAT!! I dropped it from my act after he led off with his show. I use it as my first effect to draw a tip, he used it to close. Both work, he was getting good hats with it as a closer.

Makes no difference what effect, it's how you use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Need help with first street performance!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:55 pm 
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and you need to go to a good place for magic not somewhere really crowded but the best for me is a beach not on the sand though


Last edited by siber_da_vinci on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Need help with first street performance!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:08 am 
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This is not my idea, it's paddy's ( I am fairly new to street magic) but he said to BE LOUD, he said it helps attracts attention (and therefore getting you a bigger crowd which = more money)


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