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Not that cold, lol. It was above 0, that's for sure. Besides, if there's people out to shop and hang out, then it's warm enough to perfom~ Hoo-rah!
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Jamei D Grant: First, I must say that you've done a wonderful editing work. The video is excellent! I loved every second of it! Thanks for posting it!

Second, since you're a professional, there's really no need for any of us to point out things that doesn't work.

Third, I liked your style, the googles, your pick of tricks. Everything about your style on the streets.

One thing that I have found is that confidence pulls a crowd. If it looks like you've got the right to be there - they stop. From the video it looked like you enjoyed yourself and were "part of the street". I.e people stop.

I also liked your aproach to crowd pulling when you started doing tricks for small groups and building from there. Instant succes! Great!


Thanks for the video, it really inspired me. Its of season here in Sweden. About five feet snow and -20 celcius. Van't waite to go out there as soon as spring is upon us.

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This is a really good video, Jamie. I loved it! Welcome to the streets! I liked seeing how you progressed in such a short time - it was obvious in the confidence that you displayed in the end. Great work, man.
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You looked like you were having a lot of fun.

you looked good out there.
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Great video. Nice stuff. Suggestion: get a bigger table. It appears too cluttered. Bigger table appears like a bigger show. Try the trickle with a pitch at the end. Otherwise keep up the good work.
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Jamie congratulations to you, your the man.
Knowing you as a pal, and as visiting buskers to Vancouver you were very encoureging and wellcoming to me and Vee. The world of busking can do with man with a heart as big as yours. It is great to see you finally hit the streets, WELL DONE.
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Thank you Jamie for answering my questions. I have a few more, if you don't mind.

In your first outing, your rope barrier is circular and rather small, as if you were expecting to do a close up show. Your second outing has your minions broadening the area into a shallow half circle, like a Greek theatre. What prompted the change?

Other than the trick change for your opener, was there any other adjustments/variety to your set as time passed along?

Was the Cups & Balls always going to be your closer or did you consider other effects?

I rather like the longish pause in the action before the final load reveal. I wonder what others on this thread think of it?

Do you think every magician, regardless of his or her path in magic, should busk at least once in their life?

Thanks in advance.
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I made about 5 times more in my first hat than 2nd or third -

one time I got litter..... I'm not really cut out for busking but It helped me a lot

I spent 6 months in vancouver and loved it there - I wish I could be there for the games!
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Jamie,
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Its inspiring for future buskers like myself. Really loved your energy!!!
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Thanks for the kind words Mario! You rock!

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On 2010-02-22 20:00, rawdawg wrote:
Thank you Jamie for answering my questions. I have a few more, if you don't mind.

In your first outing, your rope barrier is circular and rather small, as if you were expecting to do a close up show. Your second outing has your minions broadening the area into a shallow half circle, like a Greek theatre. What prompted the change?

Other than the trick change for your opener, was there any other adjustments/variety to your set as time passed along?

Was the Cups & Balls always going to be your closer or did you consider other effects?

I rather like the longish pause in the action before the final load reveal. I wonder what others on this thread think of it?

Do you think every magician, regardless of his or her path in magic, should busk at least once in their life?

Thanks in advance.


Lol,

A) What promted my change in rope layout was that Travis actually knows what he's doing... (These are great friends of mine by the way, not minions, lol).

B) My trick layout changed completely except for the Rope and the Cups and Balls. I switched the Silk to Crazy Man's and changed up my card effect.

C) The Cups and Balls was always to be my closer. And, in fact, that was the very first time I've ever done the Cups and Balls live.

D) I personally think every Magician should busk for a time in their lives- absolutely. For me, there is nothing greater than the knowledge that you can go out onto the street anywhere in the world and surviive. Not by digging ditches, or painting fences, but by simply being you. A Magician.

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Jamie D. Grant said;


"D) I personally think every Magician should busk for a time in their lives- absolutely. For me, there is nothing greater than the knowledge that you can go out onto the street anywhere in the world and surviive. Not by digging ditches, or painting fences, but by simply being you. A Magician."



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Right on Jamie.
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I do have to ask:

What's with the goggles?
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As far as I can tell, the goggles just add an awesome steampunk look to his character.

I highly approve. The real world should be steampunk.
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On 2010-02-23 06:13, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
I do have to ask:

What's with the goggles?


Ha ha. Steam Punk is the coolest thing ever but I don't know if it's really a character for me. I've always felt that my character is myself.

My goal is for people to hire me because I'm Jamie D. Grant, lol. Strangely enough, my role model is probably Paris Hilton- I want people to pay me a schwack of moohlah just to have me at their party, it's just that I do magic tricks (not the other kind), lol.

So, as for the goggles? I think they're cool, lol. That's just who I am.

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Yeah, I actually have a friend who wears goggles like that all the time.

Maybe I ought to experiment with a subtle steampunk tilt.

Anyway, you rock the goggles well!
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"Rock the Goggles" sounds like a 70's glam rock tribute band.
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"Rock the Goggles" sounds like a 70's glam rock tribute band.

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Lol,

Maybe we can enter that into the Magic lexcicon.

To "rock the goggles" meaning: To be one's self.

I.e.
"Hey Jamie, what should I do?"
"Don't worry, Just rock the goggles." or maybe, "Just rock your goggles."

Gettin off track,

jamie
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