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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:19 pm 
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Popchris wrote:
My most DREADED thing is when someone goes,

"Oh, I know how you did that..."

when I KNOW I didn't flash.

So I ALWAYS hand them the cards and say, "Alright, do it!"

They ALWAYS respond, "Well, I don't... Know how to do... It, I just... Know how... To do it... Uh..."


I wouldn't dread that. I would enjoy laughing at the poor dipsh*t.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:28 pm 
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exodus wrote:
My least favorite thing to hear is "I do magic trick, too". Hands down.


i completley agree


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exodus wrote:
nanowarrior wrote:
you do a knuckle buster routine, and somebody says: this is so easy to do!


Really, though, it should look easy to do. If your magic looks complicated, there's no real magic happening for them. If it looks easy then it shows that you know what you're doing.


Shoot I must be doing my magic very well.


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:39 pm 
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I actually love hearing others say, hey I know a trick. I usually ask to see it, and have a good time enjoying another's take on magic. It's also usually a good lead in to me performing. The crowd is primed, I know who's most into it and who's not, and overall I have a great read of the crowd long before I perform.


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Nigromante wrote:
I actually love hearing others say, hey I know a trick. I usually ask to see it, and have a good time enjoying another's take on magic. It's also usually a good lead in to me performing. The crowd is primed, I know who's most into it and who's not, and overall I have a great read of the crowd long before I perform.



sometimes i'll let them do their trick. and then i'll ask if i can try to duplicate it before hand. if they're ok with it. i'll do what to EVERYBODY ELSE looks exactly the same. but i'll put one condition on the effect that would make it impossible to the previous performers repertoire.

ex. Key card principle. i glimpse then riffle shuffle (multiple X) . usually gets a shocked look from the other guy.


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:17 pm 
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your pants or on fire!!!!!!

:shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:52 pm 
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I have a book that teaches you how to do that..


That's when I hand them the cards and have them go at it. THey usually end up handing them back to me without doing anything. Uh huh


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:14 pm 
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I don't like two things really.

1. Getting a bad reaction to a good trick
2. "I know how you did that"

Nothing else really bothers me. I've got no problem with them wanting to do a trick for the same reason Frank doesn't. And them shouting stupid explanations doesn't bother me. Truth be told I actual like when they do that because then I KNOW the secret is safe because they are satisfied with there explanations. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Well, one of them is the common (yet already explained before) infamous, "I know how you did that!" line.

I would usually reply with, *while handing the spectator the prop* "Enlighten me." (with a 'serious', yet 'ready to see' look on my face).


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 9:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:20 pm 
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Guardian452 wrote:
"It's your baby"


"It's your brother's baby" would be equally as startling, although sans the long term disadvantages.


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:44 pm 
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Realistically, I dislike hearing, "That's kinda cute."

Although it almost NEVER happens.


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 Post subject: Re: The things you dread to hear out of a spectator's mouth
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:41 pm 
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Yo know what's another bad thing to hear out of a spectators mouth?

"I don't know how you did that"

While it's all fine and good that they don't know the method, they were more focused on the mechanics than the entertainment. I can't help but think that there is some fallacy with my performance when it happens.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:16 pm 
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If you're a kid's entertainer:

"My name is Chris Hansen, please have a seat."


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