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mastermagician91
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Just would like to know who your favorite street magician is..I like Chris Angel and David Blaine BTW.
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I guess you are going to have to define “Street Magician” for me. When was either Chris Angel or David Blaine a “Street Magician”?

I guess if we consider either of those guys as street magician’s I will have to say that Harry Blackstone, Senior was my favorite street magician. He once did some escapes outside (on the street) to promote his stage magic show.

Of the “real” street magicians that I have seen up close and on the street working (not just a film or TV presentation of them working on the streets) then I would have to say Cellini (who I saw in Europe working the streets) and Bob Sheets, who I saw in Maryland, USA, working a street show at Howard County Fairgrounds.
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Neither Chris Angel nor David Blaine are street magicians.
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Lance Burton! Smile You'll see in about a month what I mean.

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Lance Burton: Guerrilla Magic: Taking It To The Streets (7/1/2003-TV).

Afterthought: Harry Houdini was a street magician because he performed on the streets, so he is the top on my list.
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Jeff Sheridan is my pick.. he's the original old school New York bad %$# street magician! Smile
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Does Chappy Brazil count? I loved watching his sponge ball act...

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I guess it's suppose to be favorite buskers. I have yet to see one in action. Is Gregory Wilson a busker?
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One word, Cellini
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Ya, Chappy Brazil would be my choice too. He may have left, but his magic lives on.
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I don't really know who works on streets or not.. But if Jay Sankey does I'm sure he would be fun..
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I just love Gregory Wilson. He may not be a street magician, but in his On The Spot videos he did a very good job in the streets...
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Which statement in the post offended you? Or was it the whole post? Smile

Honestly, I am confused as to how asking for a definition (or clarification), making an assumption, and naming two people that I have actually seen, in person, working on the streets as a busker can be offensive.

But since it is offensive to you, I do apologize for any and all parts of it that may be offensive.

Even so, I’d still like to know the answer to my question and the names of actual buskers that you (or anyone has seen) that they consider good.

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Mine is my home town hero Jay Sanky
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Bob Sheets does a beautiful job. I got a chance to see out in California and it was great.

If I did Close-up magic on stage, that wouldn't make me a stage magician, so how does Blaine or Angel doing a few C.U. effects on the street make them a street magician? No offense, but like they said, neither is a street magi.
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The question about street magic comes up in every single forum, but if you ask me I don't have a favorite but I give respect to the guys who go out and get a permit and spend the money and time to get one of the over priced pieces of paper cuz their the real street magicians I would not consider David Blaine a street magician but he is however good at CLOSE UP magic
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Well,

So what do you think about magic David Blaine does if not Street magic?

Anyways, my my other fav' streeter is Greg Wilson.

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So what do you think about magic David Blaine does if not Street magic?


It's called 'strolling magic'.

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I think Street magic is any magic that is done on Street and Street Magician is who does their magic on the street. You should realize this.


Wrong. No one does magic on the street. If they did, they might get hit by a car. Doing magic outside does not make it 'street magic'. I've run into situations where I performed a few tricks for someone outside. That does not make me a 'street magician'.

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I definitely say Blaine did a revolution of Street magic, to be Modern magic his purpose is to sell his videos to be well known. For people David Blaine is an entertainer, not for 50 cents on the street. Who can refuse this? Remember Magic is worth it if spectators love it and they remember what you've just done.


I won't deny the revolution, but I will point out that it has had some negative effects as well. Such as the misconception that doing magic outside is 'street magic'.

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One last point, if magic Blaine does is not Street magic so why he put in his opening "Street magic"? did he wanna fool everyone out there or he created a new magic called Street magic?


The title "Street Magic" sounded cool so they went with it. I'm sure Blaine regrets the misconception he's started.

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I heard some people said "Blaine's magic is better than Copperfield's". So what do they think of this guy, a cheater, a master sleight of hands, a begger... or what? They like him, that's why Blaine is the hottest name in magic right now. Think of it, he can make money the way that you can't.


Blaine is not better than Copperfield. Blaine's magic amuses me. Copperfield's astonishes me. I don't like your insinuation, however, that Blaine is better, because he makes more money than me (and everyone else here). That statement, besides suggesting that money is a good measure of talent, also suggests that I and other magicians are in this business for the money. That our lack of it proves our inferiority to other wealthier magicians. Incorrect. I would do magic even if I never made a cent from it.

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Anyways, my other fav' streeter is Greg Wilson.


I agree with you there. Greg Wilson rocks. Smile
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Wrong. No one does magic on the street. If they did, they might get hit by a car. Doing magic outside does not make it 'street magic'. I've run into situations where I performed a few tricks for someone outside. That does not make me a 'street magician'.


WOW! This is right! I forgot it's on sidewalk. Absolutely not on street! lol. You're right, it's strolling magic. I remember having read about this once now.

But how about Cellini? He was wrong about his "Outside magic" too. He called that Street magic while not doing anything right on the street.

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Blaine is not better than Copperfield. Blaine's magic amuses me. Copperfield's astonishes me. I don't like your insinuation, however, that Blaine is better, because he makes more money than me (and everyone else here).


Blaine is not better than Copperfield. I agree with that and I'm not insinuating, Copperfield is already a living legend for a long time ago, he's my fav' magician too. I just heard some laymen say Blaine is better, I'm not insinuating that I mean that.

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That statement, besides suggesting that money is a good measure of talent, also suggests that I and other magicians are in this business for the money. That our lack of it proves our inferiority to other wealthier magicians. Incorrect. I would do magic even if I never made a cent from it.


What I mean is Blaine is good, what he does makes people think it's real magic, they like it. I like his style, I hate people that say Blaine's magic is just to scare or cheat people by doing a simple double lift, not like dancing with the cards in the hands. They think Blaine just does some simple things, I'm just talking about all Blaine's haters and I'm not insinuating you or someone.

One thing, I did make you misunderstand what I meant to by "50 cents". Just forget it.

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Greg Wilson! He's great to watch!
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