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 Post subject: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:46 am 
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I was originaly planning to shout magic show!!
then once I get avbout 4-5 people start with a flipstick vanish of my wand into coin pouch which would start my first routine.

-The delima
imo the flipstick vanish is xtremely angle sensitive i don't know if this is because i have thin forearms or If I am doing somehting incorrectly. But I do not want to mess up live.

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Other than jugggling what else can be done to gather a crowd, or should I just shout Magic SHOW", then tell them What I am going to do ( like sunny Holiday) and then Do it?

please discuss.

-Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:24 am 
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I do the flipstick all the time to gather a tip. Also consider blowing a whistle then shouting "magic show." Anything to get their attention. Remember the 3 rules. get them to stop. Get them to stay. Get them to pay.


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Flipstick can be covered from all angles. Check out Cellini's "Art of Street Performing" for an example.


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:09 pm 
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yeah but I live in california and there is rarely a need for wearing a jacket So I don't know how I will be able to cover it as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:29 pm 
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Buskerwear vest, or any vest


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 1:36 pm 
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OH, thanks Patty!


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 8:40 pm 
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paddy wrote:
I do the flipstick all the time to gather a tip. Also consider blowing a whistle then shouting "magic show." Anything to get their attention. Remember the 3 rules. get them to stop. Get them to stay. Get them to pay.

What's your opinion of the advice on Jimmy Talksalot's vlog?


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 Post subject: Re: Crowd Gathering Help!
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:36 am 
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I'm not sure that the Penguin mods would like me too much for linking to another site's video, but Magic Geek released a few videos on beginning street magic, one of the topics being gathering a crowd.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd7zwIls ... ideo_title

It actually has some good advice. The only thing that I would change in the video is he doesn't have a table (imagine he'd be doing a lot of bending over while the camera's not on him).


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