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mesmer
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Please appologize since Im new in the Pickpocketing arena...and Im new in this thread...usualy I hang out in the "Penny for your tought" section of the Café

Once I had a pleasure of working with France Pickpocket Pierre Ginet, in his stage works he tell me that his Subject that he pickpocketing was always feel if he pick their pockets, they always feels if Pierre Not really put their items back into their pocket, since the pressure they get from the whole audience wathcing, they always plays along the ride

so my question to you is:

is this the right things to do?
does the subject that you guys bring on stage suppose NOT to feel anything when you Pickpocket them? or.....

Thank you for your kind reply
Cheers
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Hi Mesmer,

Nice to see you in this section fo the Café.

as a theatrical pickpocket, my aim is always to "not" have the volunteer fell (or suspect) anyting when I steal his items --in this way you build your reputation quickly and exponentially.

Do I succeed 100 percent of the time... no.

My rough estimate is 96% of the time I do succeed. Still, if the watch band is stiff and I try to prepare the watch in advance by stealing it in two separate steps. When I check out their watch in advance of the steal (sometimes an hour before my show, during close-up at the tables or cocktails, I will try to determine if the band is worn, or if the look of the watch/band suggests other problems. If this is the case I will skip the steal of this partticular watch from this particular (future) volunteer, altogether.

On the rare occasions that I "miss", and the client suspects, they either know (sense) to play along with me, or if I see that are about to call attention to the steal, I quickly stage whisper for them to play along, and they do (100 percent of the time). Then after the routine, I wink at them, put my finger discretely to my lips as if to say.... keep the secret btween us.

They do (Ok, they may "eventually" tell their significant other about how they "knew" the watch was being stolen, but that's usually --hopefully, that the extent of it).

The point is, if you are new to Theatrical Pickpocketing --you have to start somewhere. You are going to be "felt" lifting wallets, watches, glasses, and the like --but you need to just start and learn how to handle the volunteers when they catch you so that you are not "publicly caught" (ie. so the volunteer does not "want" to "turn you in"!). Misdirection (or direction --away from where you want the audeince/volnteer to look and feel) is a key ingedient. Having a rouitine that's fun, entertaining and wins the volunteer over to your side (as mentoned above) is another key (IMHO). Thinking on your feet and having various pre-planned "outs" is a third... there are more that come with time and experience (and by trial and error--and learningfrom those errors).

Hope the above is of some help.

I'm running out, so have not checked for typos. My apologies in advnance should you find some..

Let us know how it goes.

Jonathan
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jlevey
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... I found plenty! (of typos).

The first paragraph "should" have read...

"...as a theatrical pickpocket, my aim is always to "not" have the volunteer feel (or suspect) anything when I steal his items --in this way you build your reputation quickly and exponentially."


Another paragraph (further down on th page) "should" have read....

"...Misdirection --or "direction" --towards the area/action where you want the audeince/volnteer to look (and feel) is a key ingredient. ..."

Hope this clarifies things.

Jonathan
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On 2007-08-21 13:00, jlevey wrote:
The point is, if you are new to Theatrical Pickpocketing --you have to start somewhere. You are going to be "felt" lifting wallets, watches, glasses, and the like --but you need to just start and learn how to handle the volunteers when they catch you so that you are not "publicly caught" (ie. so the volunteer does not "want" to "turn you in"!). Misdirection (or direction --away from where you want the audeince/volnteer to look and feel) is a key ingedient. Having a rouitine that's fun, entertaining and wins the volunteer over to your side (as mentoned above) is another key (IMHO). Thinking on your feet and having various pre-planned "outs" is a third... there are more that come with time and experience (and by trial and error--and learningfrom those errors).


Hi Jon,

Thank you for your post,

Sorry for the late reply, since the first time I Post in this section, my post got 20 Views, but no reply...so I tought "..Oh well, who's gonna response to a Beginer Pickpocket.."

after that I've been hangging out more at "Penny For Your Tought" section

your advice is also apply to Stage Hypnotism....when I first started doing Hypnotism, I was always Cold on my feet of NOT Knowing whether or not my subject on stage will response to my suggestion, I just Go On with the Show and be 100% Confident about it....

and about my Mentalism Wallet, I think I need more trial and error of using it in a live performance of my Audience, with this hope I can Improve and add more to it

Cheers
jlevey
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Hi Mesmer.

Hopefully, others will respond and add their own input and suggestions.

As for the Mentaliasmm wallet, there is no rush. I continue to be patient, in the hope that one day you will feel ready to share it with the rest of the magic fraternity.

...when you are ready.

Best regards.

Jonathan
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