1. How do you start your routines? As I said before, I felt rude going up to a group of people and stopping the conversation just to do magic.
Don't by shy, interrupt. BE THE KOOL-AID MAN
. Boom, "Hey guys I'm Akira your official entertainment for tonight. WANNA SEE SOMETHING AWESOME?!
Everybody says yes.
However, once one trick was done, they either didn't stick around for part two, or instantly broke into conversation! Advice? Suggestions? Comments?
Yes, Kool-aid man. Nobody ignores him. In fact, people come from other tables to see what's up CAUSE THE PARTY'S AT YOUR TABLE
I clap, cheer, laugh loudly. I'm fun. It gets me repeat gigs.
3. Because these people were older and did not like feeling fooled by someone young enough to be their child
Did they actually say this? You may be projecting your own thoughts into other people's heads. Nobody cares about your age that I've seen. Plus they shouldn't feel fooled, they should feel entertained.
Bottom line: It sounds like you're not commanding attention and bringing the party. When you do, these problems vanish.