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After your performance do clean up after yourself, (mouth coil paper, confetti, snow fan, etc.) I notice some people will leave because they think that is not their job.
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I stopped doing any effect which would leave a mess years ago. I do do the mouth coil, but then I put it in my ditch bag. I even pick up the tape that i use to 'mark' my stage before I leave and take that with me.
I was greatfull for this attitude, after walking into several restaurants for communion shows recently,where the manager immediately walked up to me and told me horror stories of the last magician who they had to clean up after.
A stage show is a different matter, but if you're in someones living room, I wouldn't do anything that they have to clean up after.
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I had an MC grab me and stop me from going back on stage to clean up during an interval (no curtains, just an open stage). He said "your the star...send someone else." I ended up sending a clown who I consider an idol of mine out to clean up my mess because he was a low status character and they audience new it.

that's why we should have had more stage hands!!!
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I always clean up myself. The reason is not only out of courtesy to the owner of the performing venue but also to make sure that I don’t leave props behind. One time, because I forgot to clean up, I left behind my “No Tear Torn and Restored Newspaper”---which the janitor promptly threw into the trash bin never to be seen again.

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I always try to leave the stage clean. People will remember you in a negative way if you don't clean up after yourself. Either do it yourself or pay somepone else to do it. If you leave it for the janitor, be sure to tip him (or her).
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