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 Post subject: Dropping The Cards?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:47 pm 
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What do you say when or if you drop the cards at a paid/ unpaid performance?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:56 pm 
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well, the smart thing to do would be to pick them up.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:14 pm 
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If you are performing for other magicians, tell them it was a "floor-ish."


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First, I'd be extra careful when being paid NOT to drop the cards. If it's not at least a 1 in 500 chance that you'll drop them, you shouldn't be doing paid shows. But that's obvious.

But in the 1 in 500, use the Jay Sankey line. Bend over to pick up the cards and when you come back say, "I'm sorry I was just loading the python into my sock." Pause, pause, pause. "I'm KIDDING. It was already there."


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Actually, Wayno posted a good idea for this a while back. Just carry an extra deck around and when you happen to drop the cards you were using, then just leave it on the floor and take out the other deck. After your show, leave the cards on the floor for your spectators to keep as a souvenir... or for some poor fool to clean it up later...


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RoatC wrote:
If you are performing for other magicians, tell them it was a "floor-ish."


I hope I don't drop them, but if I do, I'll use that at the convention coming up.
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magicmandan wrote:
First, I'd be extra careful when being paid NOT to drop the cards. If it's not at least a 1 in 500 chance that you'll drop them, you shouldn't be doing paid shows. But that's obvious.

But in the 1 in 500, use the Jay Sankey line. Bend over to pick up the cards and when you come back say, "I'm sorry I was just loading the python into my sock." Pause, pause, pause. "I'm KIDDING. It was already there."



What Is that one on?

I know of the Paperclipped one.

He drops some cards and picks them up.

He says, "And after picking those up off the floor and loading the Ga-Zin-Tah Boxes into my Topit."

That rules.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 7:00 pm 
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"a sudden gust of gravity"

"now I have to stack another deck."


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Tell them that it is a trick for later.

or tell them to think of a card, pick the pack up and find their card, it is sortof comedic.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:16 pm 
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"OK, I don't think we need all of the cards for this trick."


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 10:12 pm 
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Scorpio wrote:
Actually, Wayno posted a good idea for this a while back. Just carry an extra deck around and when you happen to drop the cards you were using, then just leave it on the floor and take out the other deck. After your show, leave the cards on the floor for your spectators to keep as a souvenir... or for some poor fool to clean it up later...


That's a great idea. Especially when a young kid steps on the pile that you left there, falls, breaks his neck and dies. If you leave the cards there, you will not have a job anymore. Don't believe me? Get a job as a waiter, spill something that could cause someone to slip and don't clean it up. You will get in trouble if nothing happens, but if someone gets hurt, you're in trouble for it.


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I did a free show for a factory when I first started out, I made the mistake of using a brand new deck of cards. First thing I did was the Butterfly Cut and the cards flew all over the place. I apologized and picked them up. It was emberassing but if you have strong magic like I did then no one will even remember you dropped anything, you don't need a funny line really.

PS...don't drop the cards if your getting paid.


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Dropping them isn't as much of a problem as leaving them there. Just pick them up and go on with the show. I would suggest carrying an extra deck, because dropping them in dirt or on concrete kills them. They are useless.


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I like pointing down at the cards and ask,

"Was that your card?" :D


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I say

-if i was on a yot right now im screwed-


works well, i stole it from greg wilson.

~kyle~


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