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Hi Pop

Just curious as I've only gotten to mostly see clips of individual routines...but what do you close your show with and why?
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Normally, with the Gene Anderson Tear, because it has a big punch and gets a solid response.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIzHb2zTW44
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On 2012-04-09 11:54, Pop Haydn wrote:
Normally, with the Gene Anderson Tear, because it has a big punch and gets a solid response.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIzHb2zTW44


Hi Pop,

Yes, I saw that and thought it might be your closer. The reason I asked is because we often try to use our biggest effect for last. This maybe wasn't quite as strong as linking rings or the Teleportation Device. (Basically saying it wouldn't have been my first intinct to close with that) But to me, after seeing it, it pulls the show back, puts Pop into the audience perspective once again of warmth, but says, errr, this was still all just an illusion...all in fun...which to me sort of strengthens the character and gives warmth. So was wondering if that was part of your thought process in choosing that particular effect.
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It has a punchier climax to end on...

But it is more of a direct magician to audience moment--less frenetic than the T-Device, less theatrical and multi-layered than the Linking Rings--and helps to re-focus the relationship of the audience to the magician.
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Just an update. I usually end with the Tantalus Tubes (multiplying bottles) these days.
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Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z34pWoS......&t=2m48s

I found this on YouTube a few years ago and found it interesting to watch. This is about 3/4 of Pop's Teaching Act as performed at the Super-Stupendous Machine of Death Magic & Variety Show on November 17, 2011. I find it fascinating to watch Pop perform in front of an audience outside of the Magic Castle, an audience not made up of magicians and lovers of magic. This particular audience is made up of a bunch of cynical young adults who are fans of a game called The Machine of Death. These crowds aren't the forgiving type... they won't play along. Watch Pop's reception and how the crowd responds to him. Watch him win them over and become their friend. I have hunted and hunted for the rest of Pop's performance and it is nowhere to be found...

For the record I know he finished the teaching act with the newspaper tear and he also did the teleportation device. If anyone has any good quality video of the entirety of Pop's act at this show I would love to view it!
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There are plenty of videos of my performances in front of tough and vociferous audiences at www.youtube.com/whithaydn

There are videos from every stage of development of my Pop Haydn character.

Here is a fun private party show in front of a challenging group:

https://youtu.be/hGcZ_KN6VEk

https://youtu.be/BFJ5tL2vnq8

https://youtu.be/dwi9KLAxBKA
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Well this thread is a straight up masterclass. Thanks, Pop.
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