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The Art of Krowd Keeping by Gazzo (Book)
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Through the words of authors Danny Hustle and Jersey Jim you learn the incredible success story of Gazzo. How he came to America with 50 bucks in his pocket and a dream of warm weather and magical success. He found both shortly after arriving and built a powerful reputation as a street performer. Hustle continues to detail the strategies and routines that Gazzo uses to keep the attention of a crowd, and to persuade them to part with their money. If you want to captivate an audience and keep them amazed, this is the book for you.

This is the 'Get Started' guide to performing on the street. Learn how to be the best street performer out there (even if there are a dozen others right next to you). Learn about ton of voice, eye contact, stance, smiling, educating the crowd, being bad, picking the right volunteer, and GETTING PAID.

An essential reference for anyone with an interest in Street Performing. Gazzo is widely considered one of the World's finest street entertainers, and in this brand new book, his act is disected piece-by-piece.

You'll Learn:

  • What tricks to perform
  • How to select a pitch
  • Getting payment from the audience - this section will more than pay for the cost of this book alone!
  • Common pitfalls
  • Picking volunteers
  • How to educate your crowd
  • ... And much more!

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Great little book Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 9th, 2012
This is the kind of investment you want to do because this is the kind of secrets that get's you money. It's on the same principle that David Stone's conferences on table hopping: you'll get plenty of practical informations on how to perform your magic in a particular way to be as efficient as you can be in a given situation.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 9th, 2012
If you're looking for a little reference booklet to keep in your case, this is it. For a thicker text that thoroughly breaks every aspect of the craft down, you'll want "To Lure With Spectacle" by Jimmy Talksalot.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I like the book.
It covers a lot on the subject of busking on which there are not so many books :)
Not all info is new if you have performed on the streets already but I got some nice things out of it.

So it is all about busking and NOT steet magic like David Blaine.

I would recommend!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 10th, 2006
I have had the opportunity to speak with Master Gazzo on a few subjects covered in the book. I was happy to see him release it in it's entirety, because it is without question the finest street performer's handbook available.

I've been performing street magic for over a decade, I have only recently released any of my work, and this book brought ME new insight. After implimenting only a few of the suggestions, I doubled my bookings per month.

If you want to be a mystic, you don't want to be a street performer. If you want to be Gazzo, you have a shot. If you read this book, you have a foot in the door. If you listen and obey it, you have a career.

"Master Neos"
Founder of NEOS Magic
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EXTREMELY informative !!!!!!! buy now! don't hesitate ! , don't delay ! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 10th, 2006
I've studied close-up magic for over twenty five years, and
this is far and away one of the best manuscripts on the subject I've ever read! BAR NONE! Its breadth! Its focus!
Its detail! No wasted energies here. This is the first manuscript I've ever read to address some peoples fear of magic (spectators that is). GET THIS!!GET THIS!!GET THIS!!
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The Art of Krowd Keeping Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 12th, 2006
For a street performer, this is just PURE GOLD!
If you are just starting out in busking (like me) , buy this book, if you are an experienced busker, buy this book, I am sure you will find something useful in here.

Get this book whatever you do, if you can perform on the streets, you can perform anywhere!:-)

Luckily, I got this book free, but I would have bought it later.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 23rd, 2006
This is a great book on presentation and presence. Like Ortiz's Strong Magic, it is experienced based and written so we can understand what a sucessful street performer/busker does in a given day. There are many tips and performance secrets that I'm going to start using right away! Thanks Gazzo!!!!
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Lessons fram the master Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 23rd, 2005
If you're a "Hit & Run" magician that is set in his ways, pass this by. If you are looking to go out and rake in some cash (and show up that guy two blocks down playing guitar), this is the book you need. It covers the attitude of working the streets, routining, crowd control, and PASSING THE HAT. If you want something out of this book, you will need to re-read it a few times. Possibly even take some notes on. If you put the time into it, following the instructions in the book, you can earn the money back within a weekend. Just make sure you check with your city about laws on Busking, I don't want to see "street magician arrested/fined" in the newspaper or on the news.
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