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PhatDad
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Hi,

I work as a door supervisor in the evenings in a large 2500+ capacity night club. Can anyone suggest any magic that would be good in this sort of setting keeping in mind that:

* I cannot be seen to be speaking with customers for too long.
* It has to pack very small.
* Durable, if I end up brawling I don't want it breaking while its in my pocket.
* Cheap, just in case it falls from my pocket.
* Easy to put away if I have to go save someones a**. Smile

The invisible deck comes to mind but I can't think of anything else.
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I was a Doorman/Bouncer for a club that usually brought in less than 500 people I honestly can not imagine having the time to do my job properly and do any kind of Magic for anyone.
Most of the club attendee's were already loaded up with alcohol and in many cases under the influence of who knows what kind of drug or drugs and the problem of underage people constantly trying to get in with false ID would have put myself and everyone else in a compromising position not to pay full attention to the crowd.
I can't give advice as to what to perform but I am sure that someone else will have some sage advice for you.
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Thanks Iven. The club doesn't really get too busy until later on at night and there tends to be between 14 and 20 doorpersons working.

The nature of the job though means you are talking to people through out the night, majority of which a attractive young women which is a bonus Smile that's why the effects need to be quite quick and not too involving.
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I have worked as a doorman (not bouncer), in a huge nightclub with a 3000plus capacity so I understand you well. I know how boring it is when there is nothing to do, all the clubers are in, and only a few people are coming every now and then. So it's just you and the other door people. I don't know if your situation is the same, but I can say that scotch and soda and other coin stuff are quick, visual and baffling and you can just drop it into you trousers' pocket when going to save someone's butt. lololol.
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Yeah I was thinking of some coin magic. Do women find money magic as interesting? The majority of the people I talk with at work, other than the doorpeople, are female and I'm not sure if women find money magic as entertaining compared to other types like mentalism and fluffy bunny stuff.

Can you get the same 'WOW he's just read my mind. He's not only sexy but he's a mind reader. I've finally found a man that can understand my needs.' kind of gob smacked result from the women by doing coin work instead of mentalism type stuff?

Oh, and I'm not in it to attract the women just to entertain them. Smile
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Coin magig is very interesting , and mentalism will require more time to perform and to learn, if you wanna entertain them , then coin is the answer in my opinion , or something with paddle move.



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Hello PhatDad and Welcome,
I would think that any kind of the Hotrod effects would work for you.
There are an endless number of variations that should keep you and your friends entertained.
peace,
Parson

BTW: This covers everything that you said that you needed...
* I cannot be seen to be speaking with customers for too long.
* It has to pack very small.
* Durable, if I end up brawling I don't want it breaking while its in my pocket.
* Cheap, just in case it falls from my pocket.
* Easy to put away if I have to go save someones a**.
Here kitty, kitty,kitty. Smile
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I personally would do something with their ID's. Tell them that certain ID's do certain things. or whatever and work it from there.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I like the i.d. idea. A quick switch of their i.d. with some fake i.d. or something like that. Smile

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Crazy Man's Handcuffs, and keep a TT in your pocket.
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Quote:
On 2005-04-28 11:08, Corey Harris wrote:
I personally would do something with their ID's. Tell them that certain ID's do certain things. or whatever and work it from there.


U.F.O. would be perfect.
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"D'Lites". Can double as a TT for some small stuff.
"Self Folding Bill".
Jaxon's "Outsmokin'"
Flash paper.

Sleight of hand vanishes, flurrys and appearances of coins, cigarettes, etc.
Corey Harris
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Also, I'm assuming its relativley dark. I would maybe get some loops and work with those some.
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A loop on ur wrist and then some pk type stuff or levitations of small objects, that ought to fit the bill.
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I would carry some rubber bands on my wrist. Also, try and use things found in the restaurant / club such as matches, napkins, silverware, cups, etc... This would easily give one an entire closeup show, just by learning some impromptu effects with things found, making it seem more magical.

Effects could include, burnt and restored match to matchbook, the old "blister" effect with a lit match (find a washer from a nut/bolt), Dan Harlan's "Starcle" with the napkins, make a rose from napkin, bending the silverware, cups and balls (with napkins), sponge ball routines with crumpled napkins instead, paper balls (napkins) over the head...the list is endless.

Take a look around where you work. With a couple of things in your pocket, that can be found around the bar, you can have a GREAT walk around routine. And best of all...it's FREE!!! Good luck, Mark.
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I agree with two rubber bands on your wrist for Crazy Man's Handcuffs, and also a silk vanish with a TT will blow people's minds. I guess that's what Dave said. Anyway, I concur with that.
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I like the card trick phil but this is not one that would work over and over. hopping halves could really mess with the minds of those who have been drinking a little, but I do not think to many people are really fooled but it works if done correctly
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Thanks for the advice folks. Like most people here I don't have enough money for all of the magic I want so I am adjusting my wishlist with some of the ideas you've given me. Top of the list though has to go to the D'Lite. I think they will go down really well where I work, be it a full routine or just messing with someones mind from across the dancefloor. Smile

Imagine being on one side of the bar when you meet the gaze of a doorsupervisor who on getting your attention pulls a light out of the air, passes it through one ear to the other. Gives a quick wink and walks off. Smile I think that will leave them a little gobsmacked.
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Hi ya Phat dad, heres a quicky a goody .. timless and the girls love it ..called Mini Pearl.. look it up . I know it is out there , you take a small chain of "pearls" .. and proceed to >magically transform them into a little pearl poodle dog. or just twist em up in from of them ( I perfer method One ), you can buy the replacement pearls at like .. Michaels Crafts or any major craft supplier, I bought mine after boxing day .. tree garlands for a 1.50 a strand Smile, I also paint the one pearl red and make a little reindeer, at Christmas
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Take a look at a trick called "Dreamweaver" by the Enchantment. It uses 3 simple safety pins (one with a gaff), but you can do most of the routine with 2 normal safety pins. It's a great illusion, and you can keep it in your shirt pocket. It has fooled everyone I've ever shown it to. It doesn't take long to do, either, and you can make the routine as long or as short as you'd like it.
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