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Topic: Vegas Vacation by Carl Christman
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Aug 21, 2011 11:03AM)
Saw this and was wondering if the handling is really that subtle and they won't realize the forcing?

http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/product_detail.cfm?item=15123

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Vegas Vacation is a brilliantly designed effect that allows the performer to predict every aspect of the spectators' imaginary trip to Las Vegas. They will be able to freely make a variety of choices. In a finale they will always remember you will reveal a detailed prediction of all their choices.

Description:

You begin the performance by telling the spectators about an imaginary trip to Las Vegas that you want them to help you plan. One person is asked to choose an airline, Delta, United, or American Airlines. Another person is asked to choose the type of accommodation, economy, deluxe or a suite. Once these two decisions are made you pass out four rack cards that might be found in the lobby of a hotel. They are for the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, the Luxor and the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. You tell them that you would like to give everyone a chance to participate so each person holding one of those cards will choose either the accommodations, the spa package, the buffet or the Cirque du Soleil show. As each person chooses, the costs of each choice are written down on the outside of a pre-printed envelope. Once all of the choices are made you hand the envelope to another spectator who you ask to tally the expenses. To everyone's surprise you have that person open the envelope and read the enclosed letter that miraculously predicts their first two choices and the total cost of the trip.

Comes complete with 4-page instruction sheet, 6 rack cards, 3 envelopes and 1 letter.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Aug 21, 2011 11:04AM)
Has anyone got this and tried it on live audience? Would love to hear some insights.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Aug 23, 2011 11:51PM)
Anybody?
Message: Posted by: Gaaargh (Aug 26, 2011 09:02AM)
This looks like one of the routines done on Penn & Teller : Fool Us.
Message: Posted by: Xpilot (Aug 26, 2011 11:10AM)
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On 2011-08-21 12:03, Failed Magician wrote:
Saw this and was wondering if the handling is really that subtle and they won't realize the forcing?[/quote]

I'd say that no one will realize any forcing since there is no forcing needed.