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wonderbob
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Hi everyone I have a qusetion about doing walk-around shows where do you put everything when you preform. Do you store it all in your pockets. please let me know where you put all of your stuff
brody
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Depends, but yes, normally everythings in the pockets. But, I wear a suit, so I have 2 front pants pockets, 2 back pants pockets, 2 inner jacket pockets, 2 outer jacket pockets, a breast pocket on the jacket, and a breast pocket on my shirt.

I can carry a lot of stuff.
wonderbob
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But what if you don't where suites and you just where like jeans & a tee shirt what would you use to carry all your stuff in
brody
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I wouldn't. Wear blue jeans and such.

I try to dress better than my audience.

I have performed in dress pants and dress shirt and tie during some hot August outdoor shows, AND in that case, I have a tool bag that I carry It looks something like this:

https://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/catalo......_250.jpg


However, using this is far and away NOT my normal style.
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I usually have a waiter's tray stand, a picture frame that I've take the glass out of and have turned into a close up pad, and a black diaper bag that holds all of my stuff when I do walkaround. The bag hangs off of the handles of the tray stand and the picture frame is ultra light. It's basically a framed close up pad. You can find the felt/foam material at most fabric stores. I used fabric glue to glue the material onto the wood back of the picture frame. By using this set up, I can wear short sleeves without a jacket when I work in the summertime and I never have to have anything in my pockets. The bag also doubles as a mini-servante.
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Have a tailor widen and enlarge your pockets.
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In my restaurant job I wear jeans with a nice shirt and tie. the shirt has 2 extra front pockets made, so its 6 pockets total, enough to fit at least 9 effects in.
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I carry a nice vinyl brief case cargo type bag. Some carry camera pouches too. Sometimes I leave the case behind the counter and work out of pockets, sometimes I carry the case to the table and work from it. The Presto Pad also holds some of my stuff and works great. Some "purists" may scoff at you carrying any type of bag or close-up pad, but the audience does not care and they are always excited to see what is inside. I use a small presto close-up pad as my magic "stage" and it works great. There is nothing on the table either because I perform before any food arrives. So these options work great for me.

Now walk-around without a table you obviously need to work out of your pockets, or carry a briefcase and set it down. Or you can use some type of vest with a lot of pockets. If you do mostly packet or "flat" effects you could use a CD holder attached to the inside of your jacket as suggested in another thread. IF I have a table option though I never just limit myself to pocket only items, I take advantage of the table space and do not "limit" my repertoire to only "in the hands" effects.
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I've worn baggy clothes since well forever. I recently bought Exact Change by Gregory Wilson. It's a great effect but now I have to alter some of my everyday clothes from jeans and shorts due to the big pocket space.
So if you're looking for more space and it fits your character, buy bigger clothes or have a seamstress fix it up for you.
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I wear a suit so I have lots of pockets. When I work an event I have my case that I set down at my station then do an hour of work. By then I need to reload or switch out. So really I only carry what I need in my set.
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On 2010-03-27 23:24, wonderbob wrote:
But what if you don't where suites and you just where like jeans & a tee shirt what would you use to carry all your stuff in


When I busk I wear cargo shorts and a magic t-shirt. When it's hot outside you got to do what you gotta do!
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Waist coats are always a good idea for a few extra pockets. They look good with jeans and ts
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I may keep things in a coin purse in my pocket and in my wallet, but that's when I'm bar-hopping.

When I perform at a gig, I wear a suit. Occasionally, I wear a vest. If it's really hot, I may perform in one location, with the props stored on a shelf, under the table top.
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I would recommend acquiring a vocabulary. You may be able to find one on Amazon.com. Then you might quit preforming and you won't where jeans and t's.
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I like using a
Moorehouse cube table with an eureka base. Easy to move and holds alot.I customized mine to provide a small work area on top with a close up pad Not ideal for all strolling but I love having a table top to use some of my favorite tricks. Light weight.
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I ordered a special suit with MANY pocket. Actually, I let make it during a vacation in Thailand. You can customize it as much as you want and I requested them to put plenty of pockets.
I don't know what they thought (eh eh) but it works great. The only problem? You have to remember in what pocket you place what! I don't use special table during walk around. I often place the cards on the dinner table and up to now nobody seemed to have problems about it. Just make sure to be kind. Cheers! Federico
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On 2011-11-12 09:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
I would recommend acquiring a vocabulary.

wow I agree
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Belt clip cell phone holsters with the flap removed.
Holds decks of cards, un-boxed if desired; Packet effects.
Filled with foam, holds coins, TT, lighter, etc.
Worn upside-down works as a holdout.
Wear a jacket or no jacket with your same set-up.
Wear'm exposed with the flap intact for a cool utility image. Look ladies, no more fanny pack!
Inexpensive! Spend a few bucks for some cheap ones or put in a few more bucks for nicer.
Wear just one for some added pocket space or wear six for a super hero utility belt of props. Batman would be proud!
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Alan Munro
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On 2011-11-12 09:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
I would recommend acquiring a vocabulary.

wow I agree

If someone is going to stay in the country, they may as well learn the language. There are people who were born in the U.S. who still have no command of American English, as they enter their golden years.
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Better yet, learn proper English! Colour, for example! Smile
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