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Topic: I've created a monster
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (Aug 12, 2006 01:39AM)
I went busking at the Fringe tonight. I took my family with me. My 9 year old son stayed with me the whole time and performed a couple of tricks that I taught him earlier today. He LOVED it! he did not want to leave. He wants to go back tomorrow after a birthday party he's invited to. When I tucked him in he was telling me how much he enjoyed it and that this was a special time we could have together. Wow. He made $20.00. That is pretty good for a 9 year old the first time out doing things he learned that afternoon.

FYI, in case anyone cares, he did a coil and ring routine, (he can take a ring off a coil but the spec can't), Color Vision, and a simple card trick he learned at church.

He's so cute the way he can't stop talking about it.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Aug 12, 2006 11:12AM)
I remember a magician here in RI who was doing a restaurant show. He had his son do a C&R rope routine. He said his tips went up at least 75% when the kid performed. (Sadly, the one time I got to the restaurant, he wasn't performing and it's since closed.)
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Aug 12, 2006 07:23PM)
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On 2006-08-12 12:12, mandrake01 wrote:
I remember a magician here in RI who was doing a restaurant show. He had his son do a C&R rope routine. He said his tips went up at least 75% when the kid performed. (Sadly, the one time I got to the restaurant, he wasn't performing and it's since closed.)
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Sounds like he should have kept the kid in the act. :)

My son performs with me during his summer vacation at a variety of family-friendly venues. We also do a trick I learned from Bruce Kalver called, "Serial Killer". He gets full credit for the performance which is very cool. I've seen him really nail adults with it, too.

In keeping with the street theme of this thread, I should also mention that he has worked a sidewalk show or two with me. He does a fairly commendable 3-Card Monte, too. Not long ago told me how he fooled some kids at school with it. Knowing that he isn't supposed to have cards at school, I started to reprimand him... "He said, "I didn't have cards. I used our school ID's"

~michael (proud poppa!)
Message: Posted by: Jim Wilder (Aug 12, 2006 07:38PM)
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On 2006-08-12 20:23, Michael Baker wrote:
In keeping with the street theme of this thread, I should also mention that he has worked a sidewalk show or two with me. He does a fairly commendable 3-Card Monte, too.
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He does have a nice 3 card routine. He must have had one of the best throwers in history teach him.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Aug 12, 2006 09:04PM)
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On 2006-08-12 20:38, Jim Wilder wrote:
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On 2006-08-12 20:23, Michael Baker wrote:
In keeping with the street theme of this thread, I should also mention that he has worked a sidewalk show or two with me. He does a fairly commendable 3-Card Monte, too.
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He does have a nice 3 card routine. He must have had one of the best throwers in history teach him.
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Yeah... He said to tell you Joseph something, I think... ;)

~michael
Message: Posted by: Scott Compton (Aug 17, 2006 08:46AM)
I saw Michael and his son do "Serial Killer" at SEAM. WOW!

Good stuff, and a great kid!

Scott