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ClodAppleleft
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Oy...

There is nothing like being upstaged by a 2 year old, especially your own. I was performing at a Ren-Faire this past weekend, and one of my shows happened to be near the shop owned by my mother-in-law, and run by her and my wife.

I'm doing my show, and my mother-in-law is video taping me and my wife is watching the shop and my two year old daughter. Suddenly, my daughter is in front of me talking to me in the middle of my show. I try to get her to go back to the shop, but instead she starts to sing and dance for the crowd right in front of me.

When she was done, I look at the crowd and say, "Everyone, My daughter Samantha" and they all applaud, at which point she bows and says, "Tank you, Tank you very much." I again try and get her to go back to her mother, but instead she goes behind my table and grabs my Wizard Hat of which I had vanished ropes in earlier. She puts it on and starts running around in front of me again. I ask her to take it to her mother, and she runs off.

I continue with my show hoping that is the last of her. WRONG. A few minutes later she comes running back, and in front of everyone, takes off the hat, reaches in and pulls out my prevously vanished ropes. I look at my mother-in-law who is video taping, I look at the shop and see that it is full of people so my wife can't help. I start scanning the crowd for a friend, and none are there at that point. I look down at my daughter, smile, and she starts to sing and dance again. A few minutes later, I notice my friend Raven has joined the crowd, and I am able to convince my daughter to go to her. I am able to complete my show, and for my hat line I said, "Thank you, I hope you enjoyed my show. You have now met my daughter, and if you would like to help me put her through college, I would greatly appreciate it." I got my biggest hat of the weekend.

Upstaged by a 2 year old, and it is all on tape. I'm going to have fun when she starts dating.

Jeff
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fantastic story jeff, really brought a smile to my face thank you! Smile
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Jeff,

It must have been quite frustrating at the time, not knowing how the crowd would react. But on thing id for sure... that you have this wonderful moment on video to share time and time again with your daughter.

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ClodAppleleft
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It was very frustrating, and I was visibly upset at one point, but I got through and now that I look back on it, I just laugh.
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...I remember reading once that actors always cringe when they find they were to be co-starred with animals or children as they always steal the show. Who can blame people however as both are adorable? :O)

Ahhh but wonderful memories you'll have! Great story Jeff!
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I Loved your story and I think that you are one lucky Daddy. It is not often that a performer is upstaged by a two year old. Remember this one important fact. Magic is for entertainment purposes, and it sounds to me that entertainment is what your crowd got that day, lucky you and lucky audience.
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That was a great story and it sounds like it's fun to watch that video
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What a great story! I think you should sign her on as a permanent part of the act. She's obviously got entertaining in her blood!

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ClodAppleleft
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Without a doubt she is going to be an entertainer of some sort. This weekend, for the first time in years, we actually went to a Ren-Faire as patrons. One of our friends was playing Queen Elizabeth, and at one point the Queen was standing on the side of the road greeting people and my daughter runs up carrying a rose and proceeds to serenade the queen with an original song about the flower for a good 15 minutes. Every time people would clap, she would take a bow, and then sing another song. Everyone was in stitches.

Jeff
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