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DanTheMagicMan
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but I take an empty carton of eggs and cut it in half (1/2 dozen size) to use for carrying the gimmick and a couple of eggs. Putting it all in a plastic bag like you get at the grocery store to protect your props doesn't hurt either if one of the eggs does break. I always bring an extra spare egg or two just in case one breaks.
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I'll be releasing my version of Silk To Egg on DVD in the months to come. On the DVD I go over every aspect of the routine...including transport!

Here is what I personally use to carry eggs to shows...never had a broken egg!

http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-812A-Hike......1&sr=8-5

These can also be found at Wal-Mart in the camping section for around $3.00. They will hold your real egg, back up real egg, gimmicked egg, and silks all in one nice carrying case.

Hope this info helps!

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I've just finished on Thursday a 15 min Promo show for 350 Girls at my daughter's High school. The finale was of course "Silk To Egg".
Needless to say as we all know who perfrom it - The response was Huge as were many nice comments after the event.

The more you perform this the more you fine tune the routine & it always gets the response that is real magic.

One comment I was given by a student was-
Everything she ever believed in was shattered when I broke the Egg...

It just couldn't be possible that happened!!!

I may even move the effect to Nos 2 in my cabaret/corporate show as my first talking effect after Music Intro etc. - Powerful stuff this effect..

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Just wondering what are your opinions regarding "Sucker" type effects, like silk to egg? Do audiences think we are insulting their intelligence?

From the posts here I can see that this isn't a problem, but still wanted to hear your thoughts.
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I use this effect normally at the beginning 1 or 2 spot in my shows of 30-40 mins etc but for smaller events like this-

Tues night I worked the Local Classic Comedy Club here with some great other acts in a comedy magic show we've done over the last 5 weeks which was filmed

My finale after numerous gags & a bit of geek Razorblade magic was-

"Silk To Egg"-

Great finish-lots of comedy & ended the 12 min spot well with laughter & good applause.....

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This is still the audience killer!

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Quote:
On 2010-10-29 03:41, yin_howe wrote:
Just wondering what are your opinions regarding "Sucker" type effects, like silk to egg? Do audiences think we are insulting their intelligence?


Not sure that this is entirely a "sucker" effect, as the explanation you give them for the first phase is, indeed, the true method. You just don't tell them that you're shifting methods. The audience wants to be baffled (why else would they be at a magic show?), so there's no reason they should feel insulted by the second phase. The overall approach of setting expectations and then adding a twist is common to all forms of entertainment, including movies, novels, etc.
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I agree! It is a surprise but it should not be an insult to those there to be entertained.

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After reading about this effect and seeing magicians do it, I've decided to put away the big props and go with the tried and true. This way I won't end up with egg on my face! lol
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One of life's mysteries is how you can have $20,000 worth of props on stage and what the audience remembers is the ten cent egg!

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On 2011-03-22 08:13, Bob Sanders wrote:
One of life's mysteries is how you can have $20,000 worth of props on stage and what the audience remembers is the ten cent egg!

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Agree with Bob so much-After hundreds of shows using this. It just works. From 50- 1500 people, it's never failed because audiences are usually dead quiet as they are learning a secret! And this concentration I think helps the ending as it's a total surprise, which works to our advantage ... dead silence to laughing & Applause...

As a professional Worker - I can't say enough about this effect If presented properly.

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This is the effect I wish I had invented.

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I say amen. This is a great trick.
Bob Sanders
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As usual, again this week a pro told me that with thousands of dollars worth of props on stage, he still gets asked about that dime egg instead!

Audiences understand that they don't understand it but can't believe that it is a trick.

It's Magic!

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Another full stage show night at a convention center when what they ask about is the EGG! (Forget the doves, full stage productions, live orchestra, etc.)

After this show, the facilities staff offered to wash the glass so they could inspect the egg. LOL

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PS --- After the show a member of the audience told me the came to this show because the saw my show six years ago and wanted to see the egg trick again! They simply don't remember the big expensive stuff.
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You surprised me!

I just read this in another thread and topic:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=109&20

I'm very flattered.

Thank you so much.

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Brent McLeod
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Bob-

Great to Hear a familiar story again & again....I know too well what you mean!

As you know I work the corporate market here mainly Restaurants Hotels & theatres and I get asked about the Silk to egg all the time...literally hundreds of performances-never fails!!

I eventually analysed my 45-60 min show after speaking to Whit Haydn 1 night here and moved the silk to egg due to its strength to my first talking effect after my opening music intro of 3-4 mins of magic then a few tried tested welcomes & gags to get some good laughs..

This followed by Silk to Egg has changed the whole structure of the show & gets me off to great start with the audience & the rest of the show just flows better & better....

Brent
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Brent,

To savvy audiences, Silk to Egg is real magic every time they see it. (It is a frequently requested "Greatest Hit".)

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Silk to Egg is also one of the tricks in magic with the most international appeal.
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Brent McLeod
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Heres a Pic of me last week Performing Silk to Egg at a series of corporate Events
I have been doing in Dec-
at a fabulous Venue-Villa Maria Winery Estate here in Auckland.

First talking effect I use after Music opening of magic about 4 mins then into this effect...
Great way to have some fun plus a bit of Wow Factor with the audience...

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