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Topic: Kid Birthday Party Jidders...
Message: Posted by: purpulhaze (Jun 23, 2003 12:40AM)
Tonight a friend of mine asked me over to a cook out his friend was having. He mentioned to everyone that I did magic. So I went to my car to get my case while everyone gathered in the living room. I was a bit nervous but didn't feel pressured much since I was not getting paid to do it. I guess I really blew evryone away. So much so that everyone was asking for my business card afterwards. Which I don't have since I took a while off from performing. I even got a paid birthday gig out of it.
This is the thing, I have never gotten paid to do a show before or done many kids shows. Which now I'm feeling the pressure to live up to. I am so nervous now that money is involved. This what I been waiting for the past 7 years and now that it is here I've been thinking of backing out of it.
I have 2 1/2 weeks and I don't even know where to begin. Can someone please help me out here. Any books or video suggestions would also be helpful.
Message: Posted by: oagwood (Jun 23, 2003 01:42AM)
Plenty of books out there.
I've got some material that I can show you to help you out. Give me a call and lets talk about it. I'm in the phone book under magicians, Alexander Oliver the magic of. Heck, 686-1859.

oliver
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Jun 23, 2003 06:17AM)
Purpul,
Don't back out!
It's only natural that you would be nervous before your first show; you wouldn't be human if you weren't.
But it will get easier and easier.
You obviously know your material, so that's not a problem (and that's usually the biggest problem!).

Just remember: You have the edge because you know what you are going to do and they don't!
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jun 23, 2003 06:28AM)
The best place to learn is at a small party like this. Experience will improve your show.

Just Jump in.
Message: Posted by: Emazdad (Jun 23, 2003 10:46AM)
You've just said you performed at the cookout and it went well, so just build off what you already have. Once you start the show the nerves will disapear.