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S2000magician
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This afternoon I'll be at UCLA pretending to be a "street" magician. One of the dorms is having a Social for the incoming freshmen, with a "Boardwalk" theme, and they've hired me to perform for three hours.

It's a bit artificial, I admit, but it should be a lot of fun.
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Good luck!!! Smile
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How is it artificial?

You've taken street magic to a slightly different environment that's all.

I do it regularly. Clients can even get a customized street magic program at their dinners, awards banquets, you name it.

Nothing artificial. Just don't suck because freshmen will crucify you.

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I whouldt even call it street magic I whould call it walk around because your being paid a check and not just tips "even tho you will problly get some" also if your thinking of BD street magic then I still whouldent call it that just because DB is not the original kind of street magic (well I don't think of it as street magic its good but not "street magic") THX Cameron Woodward Smile
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On 2003-09-24 19:25, RobertBloor wrote:
Nothing artificial. Just don't suck because freshmen will crucify you.


OK, you've persuaded me. I'd planned to suck but now I won't.

;)

By the way, it went extremely well: I had crowds big enough that we were blocking access to the other attractions. All I used were a deck of cards, a "Card Warp" deck, some rope, some rubberbands, and a few coins. Oh, and one marking pen.

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On 2003-09-24 19:35, Themagicquest wrote:
I whouldt even call it street magic I whould call it walk around


I, too, would call it walk around. However, the client wanted a "street" magician, so I gave her a "street" magician.

She just e-mailed to say "Thank you" again and to tell me how much everyone raved about the performance.

This is cool.
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S2000:

QUICK! While it's still on their minds. Get them to put a killer testimonial on THEIR LETTERHEAD for you!

Just tell her to cut n paste her eMail onto a letterhead if she doesn't have time to write out a full note.

Way to go!

I'm glad I persuaded you not to suck. (snicker) ;-)
Freshman students tend to take more than a pound of flesh if they don't get impressed.

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On 2003-09-25 01:02, RobertBloor wrote:
S2000:

QUICK! While it's still on their minds. Get them to put a killer testimonial on THEIR LETTERHEAD for you!


"It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend and honor Magician Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell is an amazing and exceptional magician and performer. He recently entertained over 1000 students on the UCLA campus and kept his audience mystified and asking for more. The students were entertained and constantly trying to learn his secrets. I would recommend him for any event and all ages.

Magician Bill Campbell is welcomed, and will be encouraged, to return to our campus for future events. It was a pleasure working with someone with such a strong and professional work ethic and [who] takes so much pride in his or her craft.

With Great Enthusiasm,

Aaron J. Hart
Resident Director, Saxon Suites
UCLA
"

Sorta like this, you mean? On UCLA letterhead? Three copies? With UCLA envelopes?

;)
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Oh sure! Toot your own horn!

Exactly like that but get it signed on their letterhead! Then you've got a KILLER EFFECTIVE testimonial letter for your press kit!

You've got soooo many powerful benefits listed in that letter. USE THEM!!!

Robert Bloor
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All three are signed originals. On UCLA letterhead.
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S2000,

I'm so not worthy! Congrats on a killer show and fantastic results!!!

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Thanks!
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Its been my expeiriance that there are quite a few "magicians" among the colage croud, that is to say, that's a few of them know enough to be hecklers, and the rest are natural born hecklers, so be carefull, good luck!
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I'm just curious/wondering/interested...how you keep performing for 3hours staright, I always get the impression I have to get over 3 hours of new material carrying over 100 props were ever I go to keep the show unrepeditive. Like...if you repeated your material after all your tricks are done, theres still going to be people their that who has been watching from the start. And if you go straight into repeating...number 1 it feels that its...lol...i dunno. number 2 they will all ready know the end to the tricks therefore they will be spotting 4 the secret. I hope you know what I am stating...can you please talk alittle about this subject anyone??? it would be most appreciative,
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and [who] takes so much pride in his or her craft.


Gee, Bill, it looks like they had some difficulty determining your sex. What did you wear to that gig, anyhow?

:D


PS -- VERY nice endorsement letter. You should be very pleased and proud.
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If I performed my entire repertoire of close-up magic I would have about 4 - 5 hours of material; to try to do that would be absurd.

I have about 45 - 60 minutes of material that I perform regularly. When I perform as I did at UCLA I'll do 15 - 20 minutes with one group, move along a bit and do 15 - 20 minutes with another, get a drink of water, and so on. I don't worry about whether some of the people in the audience may have seen one or two of the effects already; I view it the same way as I would someone taking their friend to see their favorite restaurant magician and saying, "Show him the one where . . . ."
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Hey way to go, where you nervous or anything before your first gig?
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I hope that you aren't operating under a misapprehension. While this was my first "street" magic gig, it was by no means my first magic gig: I've performed for over thirty years.

No, I was not nervous at all.

Thanks for your encouragement.
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Well done. you must get more gigs doing close up.

James
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Hey Bill,

I've read some good endorsement letters but that one is GREAT! Way to go and keep collecting them.
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I don't know if this is the right forum for this because I was not exactly a Street magician and not exactly a strolling magician. For two summers (2001 and 2002) I was paid to entertain the people sitting outside the Tonight show studios at NBC in Burbank waiting to get into the audience of the tapings of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Lots of fun except when fire engines went by on Alameda behind me.
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