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magico563
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I was at a gig last night and I loved it!! There were no Hecklers (so far). On every table I went to there was not even a sniff of a Heckler and everyone was really enjoying the magic. But what it seemed to me was that they put all the Hecklers on one table because like I said, threw the hole gig I had no Hecklers but one table where every single person sat on that table was a Heckler. I have never had a harder performance!! I had Heckler comments from very angle, all the comments where wrong but because every person on the table was a Heckler, so they all agreed!!

The worse thing was that, that was my last table and I walked out with just that performance on my mind!!!

Have any of you guys had this experience before, if so how did you handle the FULL table of Hecklers??

Thanks, magico563 Smile
Jaz
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Pack up and leave.
Nala Nosmoht
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I agree. I would attempt to finish the routine I was into , say thank you and move on. (With grabbers or hecklers.)
Harry Murphy
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Me three!!! I've had that happen more times than I care to count! I finish the routine and leave as gracefully as I can!
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Four! Pack up and go. See ya!

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Yep, As a fairly tolerant fellow, I'd suffer through two heckled effects...then pack up, smile and walk away without another word. There is no excuse for rudeness.
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Christopher Lyle
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Five! I'd be outta there! Why perform for people that only have an interest in making you feel bad! If that was your last table, then I would have revisited some of your other tables if there were any and thanked them for coming in and invite them back so you leave on a positive.

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Skip Way
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Yep, As a fairly tolerant fellow, I'd suffer through two heckled effects...then pack up, smile and walk away without another word. There is no excuse for rudeness.
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SoCalPro
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WALK!!!
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What I LOVE about this is that you can move on. You can't win if you stay and hope to win them over.
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Yes I agree with everyone else,just finish as soon as and move on.There are very few if indeed any,situations where you HAVE to perform,regardless.Life s to short to try and change the world,if these people arnt prepared to buy into it then balls to em! Smile
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I disagree with everyone. Don't pack up and walk away...do what David Stone does in his videos. You can either take a beer bottle and smash it on their head or you can bite their tongue out so they can't talk anymore:). That is how a professional would handle it...just look at Mike Tyson:).
magico563
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Thanks for all the help guys and yes I did pack up and leve afer my routine but I am talking about mid routine befor your routine end, what can you do to lower the level of the Heckling.

Thanks, magico563:-)
Jaz
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Since the whole table was heckling you may not be able to ease the heckling.

"Excuse me but you've succeeded in making it impossible for me to continue. Have a nice evening."
Leave.

There are a few different types of heckling, all handled differently.
Type 'hecklers' in the Café search.
patrick flanagan
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The table you are at has zero idea of how long or short your set is suppose to be. Ideally, at tables, I will perform 4 effects. However, I may do 3 if I sense, while they are enjoying the magic, the mood may have climaxed after the 3rd effect...then I will stop. For jerks, drunks, bores, and/or other less than desired tables, I will do 2, or even 1 effect, thank them for their time and move on. As I said, they don't know if I'm suppose to do 1 trick, 3 tricks, or 100 tricks. So just be pleasant and adjust.
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Darren Kidby
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As it was said earlia just walk away...

Darren....
warren
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I try to never let myself get dragged in to challenge magic and would of definately have finished the routine at the first chance I got,i would then have thanked them for their time and then gone to a table as close to them as possible and made sure I got a good response.
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On 2008-03-16 11:17, Skip Way wrote:
Yep, As a fairly tolerant fellow, I'd suffer through two heckled effects...then pack up, smile and walk away without another word. There is no excuse for rudeness.


right on. rudeness should not be tolerated.
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DJBrenton
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Maybe you could have them thrown out for being rude. Whoops, that's another thread.
Adam1975
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You could always present a set of hardcore XCM flourishing to really turn them against you..oh silly me that's what some people do already Smile
Ive upped my standards.Now,up yours!
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