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 Post subject: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Out of curiousity, I was wondering if anybody knows a good Mentalist Street Performer. Performing Mentalism to gather a crowd.

I know Derren Brown is probably the most popular, but I guess I'm looking for people without a television show, but still has some videos out there.

Thanks for your time,
TJ


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:38 am 
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He doesn't really gather a crowd but Bosco Mind on youtube is a street mentalist along the same vein of Derren Brown


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:32 pm 
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For what it's worth, Gazzo says in his second Penguin lecture, that mentalism is ill-equipped for busking. It's been a while since I've watched that lecture, but his reasoning is something like "Mentalism requires more focus and attention than a crowd of passers by is willing to give."


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:21 pm 
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That makes sense... I guess mentalism is usually with small groups at most, or performed on stage. I can see how busking could be a problem...

I guess I'll just ask for good Mentalists then, haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:03 pm 
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I do street mentalism and it kills. It's all in the material selection.


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:53 am 
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And here we have some controversy in the forums.

I won't ask specifics, but do you mind if I get a general idea of what mentalism effects are good for a walk around scenario? Getting a small crowd going and entertaining them.


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:50 pm 
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I gather the crowd with my version of Liquid Metal
4 routines and then hat the crowd.

What 4 you say? Since they are my routines the names would not matter, but basically-

1- Funny gag
2- Thought reading of 4-5 people
3- Connections between strangers
4- My Impossible prediction

If the perfomer is boring then forget about ever doing street anything. It's all about your energy and persona.


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 Post subject: Re: Busking Mentalists
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Well good thing I'm energetic and likable, haha. I just have a problem working up routines.

But I'm glad to hear a mentalist can do good on the streets, gives me some faith in driving on.


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