There may have been a thread posted in the past about hecklers that people have confronted, but I couldn't find it, so here's a new one
Tell us about your worst hecklers, and how you handled them. Where you calm cool and collected no matter how they reacted, or did you snap and tell them off?
Definitely my two worst cases, was I was doing a standard ABR for a group of friends at my college, and their was this one dude. Every time I swing cutted the deck, or did any "non sleight" or any move that would be impossible to detect by a lay person because of it's simplicity, this guy would say "i just saw what you did, and he must have said it a dozen times thru out my performance, i tried to ignore him, but he was rude and was interrupting my show, and my other friends were trying to enjoy it.
As it turned out, he didn't know what the edited i was doing, in fact, he just assumed I was doing a more here...or there....(I mean, duh half the time I was, but seriously folks for most lay people, a sleight wouldn't even phase them, it would go exactly as you would want them to see it go.
I know there is nothing wrong with my performing style, I've already performed for well over 500 people, but some people....darn..
Afterwards, i took him aside and basically explained to him how I felt, and how he should have been more respectful, and he understood me perfectly.