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Magician Shaun
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I would also like to say Good Job for getting out there and getting it done! That is the hardest step. Even when you are practiced in magic and performing it, going out on the street and attempting to get people who don't necessarily want to watch a magic show to stop and watch you, then keep watching you, and then pay you at the end with no obligation to do so, can be a scary proposition. It can be a huge boost or blow to your ego. I think many an experienced street magician has said "The hardest thing is getting up and going back out there after they knock you down on the street." I am pretty sure this was Kozmo's signature in several emails he sent me. I also recall a few others saying something similar. If you survive the first day and still want to go to day two, then you are miles ahead of most performers that decide to take to the streets.

I know that after my first on the street, when I actually hatted crowds and attempted to get them to pay for what I was doing, having people put money in the hat made me feel successful. It helped to validate what I was doing.
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On 2012-07-11 10:47, bostonzero wrote:
Well yesterday was interesting. I showed up for the audition,the Mayor's assistant told me where to set up and that he would start gathering people fromt he farmers market to watch me and also that they will be recording it. I thought that was nice of him. After I set up, he asked if I was ready and then told me just do 10 minutes of the act.


Boston, hit "return" once in awhile. Look how Ekuth formatted his response to your first post.

I'm not trying to be "grammar kop" or anything here, it's just that it would be easier to read if it wasn't one long run on sentence.

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On 2012-07-11 17:11, Damian wrote:
"Performer's insurance" as a prerequisite for a busking license is new to me.


"Waterfire" here in Providence gave me the same information. Before they would let me perform under their juristiction, I had to show insurance. As I don't have the confidence that I would be able to make it back, I don't think I can afford the investment.
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Performers insuance can be gotten from http://www.specialtyinsuranceagency.com/ This is Al Fellerman's agency now run by his daughter Stefanie Wiess. $200 for 2 Million insurance for a year the year runs from April 25 to April 25
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Bostonzero--Congrats on getting out there and knocking folks dead! I'm excited for you.
bostonzero
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Thanks Motley Mage, I'm wicked excited too. I was contacted this morning by the Mayor's assistant and asked to come to City Hall Wednesday to be interviewed for the City's TV channel.
I eneded up just getting the insurance through S.A.M. since I was already a member. It was cheaper through WCA and IBM. World clown assoc was 180ish and I.B.M. was 200. SAM charge 239.00 but since I was a member and didn't have to go through signing up first then going for the insurance I just went with SAM.
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While performing this Friday,t he Mayor came back down to watch and brought some friends along. He brought the Middlesex County Sheriff, State representative and State treasurer. He was so excited to introduce me to them and said to them how funny and how great my show is...gee, no pressure there. Thankfully they all did enjoy it and it was a lot of fun, pheww. After my third show on Friday, I was approached and asked to go on Arlington, Ma public television this Wednesday to do a performance/interview. So perhaps I will be famous now....with the 8 people who watch public access TV!!!
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*** wish I had done as well.....just another 10 years practice needed and I'll be there!

Congratulations!

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On 2012-07-23 07:49, bostonzero wrote:
While performing this Friday,t he Mayor came back down to watch and brought some friends along. He brought the Middlesex County Sheriff, State representative and State treasurer.


Did you hat them?

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asked to go on Arlington, Ma public television this Wednesday to do a performance/interview. So perhaps I will be famous now....with the 8 people who watch public access TV!!!


Don't forget to hat them Smile
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bostonzero
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Thanks Danny. Solrak, The mayor came up after and put money in my hat and apparently told them to do the same ahead of time, they all put in some money, I think it was about $5 from each of them. I ended that night after two hours (about 4 or 5 sets and a good amount of juggling) with $79 dollars. It's strange, I've performed 3 times now and I keep coming out with an amount ending in 9...hmmm.
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