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MichaelDouglas
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Hi David,

You mentioned in a previous post that you travel to your shows via taxi and subway. I once lived in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan, so I can relate to not using your own car. Does this then imply that you use a minimalist approach for your birthday gigs? Specifically, do you only take magic props and omit a backdrop and p/a system? Do you only use props that pack flat for birthday shows?

Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with us.
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Basically, Yes.

Unfortunately I am restricted by the size of the trunk of a taxi. My case is the largest case that will fit in a taxi truck. So I cannot do tricks that are bigger. Chair suspension, production boxes, p.a. speakers, backdrops. Sometimes I feel I miss out, especially if I play a large room. But that is the reality. Not a big deal. Packs flat, plays big is my middle name.

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The good news is that the new NYC taxis have more room. The bad news is that you still have to carry it all when you get out!
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This stands to reason. Yes, I hate multiple trips to the car to bring in stuff. Thanks for the reply.
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Especially, if you client lives on the 50th floor of high rise...

I've also been to some places where the stair wells are very tight...
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Especially, if you client lives on the 50th floor of high rise...

I've also been to some places where the stair wells are very tight...
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I would pass on a 50 floor walk up gig, even with wide stair wells
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As an educator as well as a performing magician I think kids are not necessarily smarter but certainly more well acquainted with technology. Also, as a result of the many forms of entertainment available to them I find them vastly more discriminating. They do however appreciate live entertainment as opposed to the digital versions.
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