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Wow. This is an awesome thread guys. This is another stellar example of why this is the best place in The Café.
Thank you.
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So I performed 36 again but this time I put in the safe word for the sitter. as well as added aged pictures and copies of news print.


the sitter was a 24 year old girl. I started with letting them feel the books and talked a bit about the history if CH then moved into a light breathing exercise and set the mood.
while I had her relaxing with her eyes closed and got her to describe the hall she was in. while she did this I brought out the pics for the rest to see, as she described items that could be verified by the pics I pointed it out to the others. she was relatively accurate in her descriptions. there was enough hits for the others to start looking a bit nervous. once they were primed for the event I had her enter the room.

then I took over as the receiver. the hit was the angry man, and the news paper article was about the young girl and the middle aged man. I couldn't ask for a better lead in. once the event was done I brought out the news paper article and sunk home the the climax. as they read the article you could feel the tension build.

tonights performance did get tears from the girl but it was not uncontrollable like last nights. afterr it was over I sat back and just listened to them discuss the event. not once was it how did he do that but rather. how did he get into your mind to get you to see that.
they convinced them selves I didn't need to do anything else.

this is what it should be like.

thank you guys for the help it really made for a excellent evening.

Michael
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Great performances, and wonderful inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing Michael, and Chris too.
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Michael,

It is truly a pleasure to read your posts.

I am currently touring a show called From A Padded Room that presents audiences with an evening in CH. I have presented this show for an audience as small as 25 and as large as a hundred and the reactions are always the same. This is the strongest, most emotional piece of magic I have ever performed. This material takes your spectator to the darkest of dark places but it also alloys for an incredible release at the conclusion.

I am amazed that anyone would see L*N@ as just another book test. This material, presented in the manner which you are presenting it, is a genuine bit of theater that your audiences will never forget. It is wonderful to read your posts because it is evident that you get it. This is no mere pocket trick. This is real magic. This effect touches souls and leaves your audience with an experience that they will never forget.

best,
RP
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On 2012-07-31 14:02, revenantproductions wrote:
This is real magic.


Exactly so. LVN@ is the classic.

BC
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I would love to see a vid of from a padded room.

it is emotionally draining for both the sitter and my self. I have never been as tired as I am after performing this at its full run.I love the best is it can be done with nothing but the books or full stage dress. its so simple to to get what you need that all my time is spent on presenting it not fiddling with method.

ik have experimented with the different lead ins and all are are functional. I was worried about a non f....e room being picked so I found ways to make them hits as well.

no show is ever the same.

ill keep posting here with updates on my luna performances.
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Errr, do you only perform Luna?
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At that show yes.
at others I have built an entire santc@m set.
I like to keep my sets uncluttered.

so I only perform effects that are tied to a set.

with the luna event I walk out with nothing but a old wood box and start.
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Sounds real cool.
A whole Sanctum set too.... Now I would love to see that for obvious reasons.
Is this synchronicity..... Or something else?

I am reading this with renewed interest!
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I'm still building the lun@ R@se props as she is my main person of interest in the séance part of that show. but the s@NCTUM has a strong occult theme of murder, mystery, and occult workings. I take the sitters on a voyage to another time, another place, and they help me solve the crimes with their new found special abilities. it really is a fun show. its an occult version of clue. other times I use the cards as a way to show synchronicity between two sitters showing how one will see what the other sees and feels. a little pk touch is added in this one just to close the deal. both presentations have had great results. I'm working on a set of letters and a journal from one of our beautiful lun@ rose girls showing her life and ultimately her death while involved with sanctum.
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Michael,

It sounds like a very well thought out and presented show. It's funny how the work is never truly done with such effects. There is always a bit of tweaking, but you really have laid out an excellent presentation concept and it sounds like it is being very well received.

As for the emotional drain of doing L*n@, I fully understand. After doing a 4 shows of Padded Room over a 2 day run I was so wrecked I slept for 16 hours. If we ever get around to filming it I will PM you a video.

Best,
Aiden
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That would be awesome!

I love the fact that people are expressing emotions rather then just sitting there watching. having them involved with every aspect of the performance deepens the impact for them and me.
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Wow that's powerful stuff!
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Aiden would love to see a vid, I will try and get mine taped soon so that I can post.
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Hi Michael,

We are going to be at The Dairy Center for The Arts in Boulder, CO on September 21st and will probably film there as it is a great venue. The version we will do at DragonCon is a bit darker then our regular show so we aren't going to tape it. As soon as we do though, I will shoot you a PM.

I really want to film it just as a reference for my own review instead of for promotional material as I think it tips too much of what the experience will be. I truly believe that the less the public sees of this prior to a performance the better.

Best,
Aiden
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Awesome. if you get to wa state please send me invite as I would love to sit in on it.

and I agree that is should not be tipped before hand. you need the sudden shock of reality to really sell this presentation to its fullest potential.

happy happy...OMG!...slight lowering of emotion, build up up up CLIMAX!

the build and moments of shock are what really makes this work.
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The bigger you go with it the more time for come down you need after or you will leave them in a hurt space and that's not cool.
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Please do NOT post public performance videos of Lun@.
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AttnPls,

This is exactly what we have been discussing in private.

Any public video of a Lun@ performance diminishes the effect. The power of a good L#n@ presentation lies in the story told. People will go home after a good show and look up C#M#, when they do so they need to find reality, not a collection of youtube promotional videos.

The best thing about this forum is that it allows us to exchange concepts and ideas with fellow performers.

Michael and I both perform L#n@ regularly and when we exchange video it is done by way of PM not to alienate members of this forum but to maintain the sanctity of the effect. Please know that when we mention video it is meant in this manner.

Best,
RP
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