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Topic: Wow - Busking in the pouring rain
Message: Posted by: Luke Sherratt (Dec 12, 2003 10:17PM)
Hi, I was in London the other day and I got quite a shock. I saw a street magician busking in the pouring rain with about 50 people around him all soaking wet, but they were having so much fun they were laughing and playing along. Everything was wet, the magician's cards were ruined but that was OK though. I think anyone who can keep an audience in that type of weather is an asset to magic. It was a real pleasure to behold.

Regards,
Luke :smiles:
Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Dec 13, 2003 04:11PM)
I just worked a few days in cold, windy, rainy weather, and I will definitely say that anyone who can hold a crowd of 50 in the rain is a real [i] [b]magician[/b]!!![/i]

BroDavid
Message: Posted by: whitelephant (Dec 18, 2003 12:05PM)
I agree 50 tips in the rain is magic but doesn't it ALWAYS rain in England?
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Dec 18, 2003 01:35PM)
Yes.
Message: Posted by: vernon (Dec 18, 2003 01:43PM)
Who was it? The magician...entertainer...Did he have a name?

Cool stuff being able to hold folks in the cold. Puts us to shame. What stuff did he do?

Vernon
Message: Posted by: DanielGreenWolf (Dec 19, 2003 12:34AM)
A lot of us Renaissance Performers have worked in the rain and know how tough it is. we make part of our livings on tips sometimes and Ren faires go, rain or shine, and you'll almost always have people. I performed 5 full stage shows a day in the rain. But I use props that don't get destroyed under such conditions so that helped.

Good job to that mage for his wet work!

May you never win "The Lottery,"
Daniel GreenWolf
Message: Posted by: Luke Sherratt (Dec 19, 2003 09:03AM)
His name was Pete Wardell he was fantastic he was craking jokes and everone was luaghing and having fun. I had seen him before he is all ways on the London Embankment but he works most in the summer so when I saw him in the rain it was a surprise. He did normall street stuff a few really good card tricks some great coin stuff and of course cups & Balls his c&b routine was great it was so funny my sides where hurting he was so funny. Anybody going to london or anybody who lives in London should go down the embankment he is bound to be there he is normally with a swedish guy who is just as good with the magic just not as good with the gags CHECK THEM OUT!!

Regards,

Luke :smiles: PS Just to reinforce my post he is a two time International Close Up Winner
Message: Posted by: vernon (Dec 19, 2003 11:48AM)
Cheers for the info Luke. Anyone that can pull and hold a crowd in the rain is the closest thing to a magician, entertainer, or whatever there is.
I gather hes doing Trade Shows also...check out his site http://www.peterwardell.co.uk
Hes listed on Gazzos and Gary Animals site http://www.magicpitch.com
Much Respect
Vernon
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 19, 2003 04:11PM)
The last show I did at the Texas Renaissance Festival was a rain show. One of the local television stations was there to film the show. I even did my levitation of a volunteer from the audience in the rain.

It was a bittersweet moment, but I was very pleased that I had a crowd that came to see me off.
Message: Posted by: tboehnlein (Dec 19, 2003 05:02PM)
Check out the contact page on Peter's site/
Pretty quick witted I'd say.

1 a : saucily free and forward : flippantly cocky and assured b : being trim and chic : JAUNTY <a pert little hat> c : piquantly stimulating <is a pert notion>
2 : LIVELY, VIVACIOUS
does describe alot of street performers
Message: Posted by: gary a (Dec 24, 2003 12:14PM)
Hi people,
Peter Wardell is listed on our site magicpitch.com and we will be doing some of his stuff later in the year. Pete and I are old mates and have worked the street together in Europe,NZ etc. His silk routine is great and technical skill is far better than mine. He use the Babe size cup, Animal pouch and has a loverly table made from maple. I made it for me but was to weedy to carry the *** thing. Hopefully he will do a DVD one day and we will sell it.
Happy new year
Gary Animal