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Niko
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Last night I performed magic at the local golf club, and it was veyr hard work. 12 tables, all with about 10 or so people on. Anyway after I had done the first few tables I began to get really hot and had to go outside to cool down. My shirt was completely soaked from sweat (disgusting, I know) and I just had to take it off. So after that I had only my two trouser pockets full of three or four tricks and went round performing the same tricks at each table. Although this shows I could get loads of milage out of just these few tricks, it was annoying to have to perform the same ones over and voer again for every table.

I wore a nice dress-shirt with a bow tie and also a suit, and admittedly this is very hot, and I'm pretty sure the heating was on, and when you are going around in a noisy environment having to shout all the time it does get quite hard work and very hot. But what can I do? I want to look smart, yet I don't want to be too hot! Are there such things as waistcoats with lots of pockets? Wearing my jacket again in that type of environment just isn't worth it.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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michaelrice
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I work in a Hotel, they supply waist coats with four pockets and two inside pockets! I am sure if you go into a cloths shop in town they would have them, have a look.

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You could also have someone you know who sews to make you one up. Everyone knows SOMEONE who sews, if you can't think of anyone, ask around. You'd be supprised who you know that might! This also has the advantage of advanceing your character and geting pockets where you want them! (can you say coindropper and card pockets?)

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Man, I know what you mean...the restaurant I perform at does have the airconditioning on..but it's not enough if you have a jacket on and moving around. I have gone to wearing a bright colored short sleeve t-shirt with a contrasting vest but still have the pocket problem. The humidity is high here too with doubles the problem. I do have a black cloth gibecier (sp?)..pocket apron..but it adds heat too...just in another area if you know what I mean lol.
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Get a vest. A nice vest. Not a cheap colorful, clown/magician vest.

I also stroll with a smal pouch which keeps me from cluttering up my pockets.
Allows me to carry better props, such as ninja rings or a bag of balloons (for signed bill to balloon) easily.
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82 degrees these last few days... humid humid humid, no a/c in my car, restaurant lobby has no a/c...wearing vest over white shirt, willing myself to stay cool, if not maybe do Blaine's block-of-ice feat in lobby...
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When I wear a vest, or suspenders people always spot me in a crowd and say you must be the entertainment, so I always felt it was part of the costume like a hat, but after listening to Franks suggestion a vest can also help a sweaty guy look good. To think last month I was working minor league baseball games with a vest, and long underwear on under my shirt.
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One thing I did try this past weekend was using foot/body powder all over my torso prior to putting on my shirt. It did make a difference, so you might try it.

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On 2005-06-12 02:00, Frank Starsini wrote:
Get a vest. A nice vest. Not a cheap colorful, clown/magician vest.

I also stroll with a smal pouch which keeps me from cluttering up my pockets.
Allows me to carry better props, such as ninja rings or a bag of balloons (for signed bill to balloon) easily.



The best advice you can get. I work In AZ and it's hot. I mean. It's Africa hot. So, the vest is the way to go. Don't go cheap and it will pay off.
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Ah, finally there's an advantage of living in 'sunny' old England!! Have to perform in a duffle coat and wellies!!

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Check out this vest site for interesting ones...

http://www.wwmerc.com/cgi-bin/Category.c......pe=store
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On 2005-06-13 02:04, mdspark wrote:
One thing I did try this past weekend was using foot/body powder all over my torso prior to putting on my shirt.

David Hira recommends a product called No Sweat. I haven't used it myself.
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Hey there,

During one VERY hot stretch at a restaurant I actually carried a small portable "ball" fan with me. It is about the size of a pool ball but really gets the air moving. The blades are made of very flexible plastic/rubber and will not harm anyone or anything. The patrons of the restaurant appreciated it as much as I did. Several tables mentioned that it was a great idea. Yes, you could of course use a line like "I brought my own fan club, etc..." It didn't interfere with any of my routines. (But if you are doing any finger flinging card spinning out of the deck bits, just turn the fan away from you before the do them.)

I grabbed a few of these at Walmart a few years back. They run on two double "A" batteries.

It's another alternative that worked very well.

Cane
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On 2005-06-13 07:31, sjdavison wrote:
Ah, finally there's an advantage of living in 'sunny' old England!! Have to perform in a duffle coat and wellies!!


I do! And it's when I'm inside. And there's food on a buffet, which meant it was very hot!

Thanks for the suggestions so far guys they have been helpful and will definitely look into them.
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