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Gryphon
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Has anyone one been in a secenario where the people pay you to supposedly do magic, but in the end they just hired to make fun of you and figure everything out, screw you up, etc?
Kathryn Novak
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It's in those cases where your magic has to be at it's strongest, no matter what the boss of the session may throw at you. Even if they're obnoxious, chances are other spectators watching will be amazed and impressed. Also, it's a good lesson in learning to control your audience.
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Reg Rozee
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Sounds like all kid's parties gigs to me! Smile Just kidding (sortof) Smile , although some of the few I have done started out that way. Kid's magicians have my total respect, that is definitely the toughest audience although often also the most appreciative. Well, a house full of drunk frat boys might be tougher, but I've never tried that one...

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HiveMind
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Next time follow them to work and heckle them
I saw it on Seinfeld, so it must be good
advice.

But seriously, I wouldn't perform under those
conditions.
"Free will is an illusion." - B.F. Skinner
daffydoug
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Wow. haven't been in that situation yet, but would be interested in hearing the details on what happened to you.
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A bunch of twenty-somethings once. Seemed mildly amused from time to time - almost tripped me up a couple times - I'm looking to just finish, take the money and run - but my last planned trick ("psychically" copying a drawing by the guest of honor) they get me - completely different drawing, looks something like the rubber part of a toilet plunger - now, the guy's mother is there, the guests include 50% young ladies (I use the term advisedly) and EVERY ANGEL IN HEAVEN is screaming at me to just accept defeat, make some quip and get out of there, but NO! I have to say "what is that?" - His sweet young girlfriend looks at it and says "Oh, that's his anal toy." My memory is blank concerning the end of the evening ... but believe it or not, the next year, the mother calls me back and asks for me to perform again. That is one of only a handful of jobs I've turned down without a second thought.
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You were employed to entertain and by all accounts you did. 10/10
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain
daffydoug
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Ross, some people just LIVE to be ****heads.
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