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Topic: Can I Try Those?
Message: Posted by: Tony Thomas (May 24, 2013 09:47PM)
How do y'all handle it when spectators in a walk around setting want to use your clubs or other juggling equipment? My inclination is to let them try the clubs and whatever they do, help get everyone clapping. Is this a good idea? What do y'all do?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (May 25, 2013 07:34AM)
Tony
In 30 years I have never run into anyone with enough skill to do anything but make me look even better. I not only let them play with my stuff I will give them a quickie juggling lesson because walk around jugglers are supposed to interact with their audience.
Message: Posted by: MagicJuggler (Aug 30, 2013 08:43AM)
I don't do it with my contact juggling balls, because I don't want to have them drop and ruin the finish. But then again, for standard juggling I usually let them try unless I'm working with bouncy balls. I do offer a brief rundown of how to learn to juggle but do not spend a whole lot of time on the subject. Of course because of the environments that I find myself performing in (which are often more formal) those questions don't get asked as much as when busking or working at a fair.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 31, 2013 10:21AM)
I love to be surrounded by 20 teenage boys. They all want to make "The old man" look silly, and after about two minutes of trying to show me up they call me sir. LOL