I always thought of Street Magic as being any type of Close Up magic. In my mind Street Magic and stuff that magicians do in Resturants and at parties or with friends is all about the same. Sort of an informal type of close up thing as opposed to Stage Magic. So, in my mind, there's really only two types of magic, close up and stage. That's my opinion for what it's worth.
Well, Don, you're WRONG. Street magic is not the same as Blaine and Angel do. We don't walk around with camera crews and a bunch of actors pretending to be an audience. We are buskers. We draw a crowd, work them until we get a bigger crowd. We perform 3 or 4 effects in a very entertaining way. then we pass the hat.
We cannot "do some tricks" like the kiddies do. we have to entertain, make people laugh and enjoy the show because if we don't, we don't eat. It's certainly not close up and definatly not stage magic, it is its own type of magic that takes a unique type of individual to be successful at. And yes, I thank my god for allowing me to be a busker.