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presto77
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Hi, Its been a long winter in the u.k but the sunshine is here am I ready ? whatched all Cellini Dvds and Read Jimmy talks a lot Book and Gazzo Dvds
I have the table. patter
Tricks are
Vavish silk and return
sponge balls to jumbo coin
sign card to wallett
cups and balls just to oranges 5....getting used to the pouch
plus rope to make a small ring out side the table but no p.a
what do you think ......?????? thanks Guys p.s I live in london u.k
Dave V
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You think you're ready, then you go out and do it and learn otherwise.

Just do it. You'll find out soon enough if you're truly ready. Let me rephrase that. You'll find out how *not* ready you are.
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Exactly what Dave said. Get out there and GO. I am guessing you will find you have too much material. In my experience, less is more on the street. Heck, yesterday I did my show with cups and balls and by the end of the day my routine was, Silk Vanish, Prof's Nightmare, Cups and Balls. I cut the Sponge balls and the Invisible Deck. Why? Just too much. People like to watch, they don't want to be there 30 minutes, in a lot of cases, 20 minutes is pushing it. If you are at a festival the longer shows may be better but on the sidewalk your a fun diversion, they didn't come there to see you in most cases.

After you work a few days you will have learned more from the time you are on the street than from all of the studying magic and street performing you have done your entire life.

Good luck out there! If the first day goes badly, don't quit!
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The biggest difference you will find on the street is that no one asked you to do you magic for them. At a party or other event where you are the hired entertainment the spectator's are MUCH MUCH different. The street has an uncanny ability to humble even the greatest! Good LUCK!
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Thank you yes I no you are right..its been a down turn here so I will need to hit the streets.. 58 years old ex circus performer magician, ringmaster stiltwalker juggler, I will give it a bash look out southbank london I am on my way

THANKS GUYS
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I think, therefore I am... then I do and uncover the real truth. Ditto what they said above. You can only learn so much until you jump into the fire. That's where the best metal is forged.
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Yup, everyone's already said it, but I'll repeat:

Just get out there, set up your pitch and make 'em smile!
"All you need is in Fitzkee."
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For a busker, the magic is not the main thing.

Being entertaining, by involving, and engaging the audience is the key.

Once you get over used to relaing to them, and bringing them in, make even the simplest effects well done, will bring you good hats.

And don't be afraid to "explain the rules"; you entertain, and they show their appreciation by filling your hat. Mix in hat lines, running jokes, etc., make their experience a step into a magical world that lets them forget the crappy/mediocre/mundane lives they live. And they should be willing to pay for that magic ride.

And above all, just get out and do it! Then, step back and think about what happened, and what you can do to engage them more, make your routine flow better, and what else will make it easier for you, and better for them.

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On 2012-08-07 00:55, DoctorCognos wrote:
For a busker, the magic is not the main thing.

Being entertaining, by involving, and engaging the audience is the key.

Once you get over used to relaing to them, and bringing them in, make even the simplest effects well done, will bring you good hats.

And don't be afraid to "explain the rules"; you entertain, and they show their appreciation by filling your hat. Mix in hat lines, running jokes, etc., make their experience a step into a magical world that lets them forget the crappy/mediocre/mundane lives they live. And they should be willing to pay for that magic ride.

And above all, just get out and do it! Then, step back and think about what happened, and what you can do to engage them more, make your routine flow better, and what else will make it easier for you, and better for them.

Doctor Cognos


THIS.

THIS.

THIS.

Sticky this. Memorize it, because the Doctor DOES know.
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Presto, some of the comments, make that all of them indicate, actually say, that you are not ready. And they are right. Not a single one of us was ready when we first hit the streets. No matter how much you've read or even watched the first time you are in the center it's all new. I forgot my patter, heck I forgot where I was in my act when I first started. That first week was pure HEL L but I kept going because I was too embarrassed to tell jy wife and friends that I fail on the first day. Suddenly, it clicked, everything worked and I started making some descent hats. It is worth it, so get out there and just perform. Listen to Doc Cognos. Break a leg
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Hi Paddy so true I did the show on sunday it went well the 1st one was hell and the 2nd but then it did flow now just going to tidy up the ends .....thank you mike presto
On 2012-08-07 07:24, Paddy wrote:
Presto, some of the comments, make that all of them indicate, actually say, that you are not ready. And they are right. Not a single one of us was ready when we first hit the streets. No matter how much you've read or even watched the first time you are in the center it's all new. I forgot my patter, heck I forgot where I was in my act when I first started. That first week was pure HEL L but I kept going because I was too embarrassed to tell jy wife and friends that I fail on the first day. Suddenly, it clicked, everything worked and I started making some descent hats. It is worth it, so get out there and just perform. Listen to Doc Cognos. Break a leg
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