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Topic: Magic show in Birmingham Alabama, need help...
Message: Posted by: unclesamayen (Jan 18, 2006 01:48AM)
Nice to meet everybody here!
I have some questions.
I am a student from Taiwan and I love magic so much!!
I will be at Birmingham Alabama this March and April to be a exchange student.
Is there any busking show or magic event there or near there ?
Is there any magic shop or magic show I can see or is there any webside provide these informations ?
Thank for your answers ^^
Message: Posted by: TGENTLE (Jan 18, 2006 06:48PM)
Hi Uclesam,

I am from Birmingham. Our nickname is the "Magic City".

There are a couple of buskers on here all of the time - Jim and Michael, that will surely give you more info. We have a very good IBM ring and a small but fun SAM group.

Look forward to meeting you!

Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 20, 2006 12:09PM)

We pretty much go out for fun when we feel like it, but if you have your magic with you, we can all go play together. Feel free to join us.

Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 20, 2006 02:14PM)

There was a free act this year at the Wisconsin State Fair. He was doing street magic/busking type stuff. He wore a large top hat and said he was from Birmingham, AL(I believe.) Not Michael Baker. I've been meaning to ask if anyone knew who this guy was. He was pretty good.

Message: Posted by: unclesamayen (Jan 22, 2006 09:20AM)
Really appreciate for these information !
I really look forward to see all you there.
When I get there, I will find these place and join you.
Can you tell me the address of the Magic City and Magic Company ?

To Michael Baker
Where and when do you often perform ?
I want to perform with you, but my English is not good enough ><
But I am willing to try !
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 22, 2006 02:47PM)
Vandy, You have my curiosity up. I know of no other magician from here who dons a top hat. Can you tell me what he did? That may be a clue.

unclesamayen, I will send you a PM of information helpful to you.

Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2006 08:36AM)
Michael, I wish I could really remember now. I should have posted when I first saw him. This was back in August.

As I recall he was a pretty tall guy, with a beard, moustache and glasses. He was working on a fairly small table maybe 18 x 18. I saw him do some coin work with some shells, and a coins to glass type effect. Maybe some copper silver transpo. He probably did some stuff with some silks. He may have even been doing some balloon twisting. I only watched him for a couple of minutes on two different occasions. Not very helpful I know.

Don Driver saw him as well, I'll ask what he remembers.


P.S. I am 99.9 percent sure he was from Alabama. And 85 percent sure it was Birmingham. But I don't know for sure.
Message: Posted by: Tony Brent (Jan 23, 2006 04:20PM)
You are without a doubt, talking about my buddy Steve Trash. Visit him at

Tony Brent
Orlando, Florida
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 23, 2006 04:26PM)
Thanks a lot Tony, you da man. That's him!! Is he out of Birmingham, or did I imagine that?

I see from his site that he will be back next year. I also now remember that he wasn't wearing prescription glasses. He was wearing sunglasses.
Message: Posted by: Tony Brent (Jan 23, 2006 05:58PM)
Frog Pond, Alabama is where he calls home.

Tony Brent
Orlando, Florida
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jan 24, 2006 08:43AM)
Wow, you'd think I would have remembered a town name like "Frog Pond".
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 26, 2006 10:20PM)
I've known about Steve Trash for years, but have never had a chance to see him work.

Message: Posted by: TrickeryMagic (Jan 27, 2006 04:34PM)
Solari and I have met Steve a few times out here in NJ. He has good chops and can work a crowd! Nice guy, too!