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I just LOVE times like this... I know I'm not the only one that has 'real magic' that happens at shows. But last night, started with a table when I performed the Dean's Box. Despite the ongoing magic theory, that it doesn't work for table-hopping, I don't use it at every table, but I do use a 'gift bag' and approach them. Sometimes, if they aren't a table that I 'feel' right about, I won't do it, just do my standard 3 effects and pick it up bag and move on.

First magic moment

Last night, there was a senior citizen table... I have found they really enjoy the effect, my presentation is about Harry Houdini and they relate to that. For those that don't know the effect, there are 3 phases to it. I have been performing the first two phases and ending with a line, "What you saw before could be just sleight of hand, but this one is on Houdini', as I throw in the ring. I found this line strengthens the final phase to kind of hands off approach... where people walk away thinking, he didn't even touch anything. Well now for the REAL MAGIC, the wise cracker guy, throughout the magic, was throwing in his 2 cents... lines like "You’re not going to tell us how you did that now are you", "This is part of the trick", "You’re going to cut the rope", "Can you saw me in half", etc. etc. Being a professional, I laughed at his side lines, give him standard comic replies, and let him express himself, but then came to the 3rd phase of the Dean's box, to the very exact point, right before I was going say the 'Sleight of hand' line... Where he comes out with... 'This is all just beensleight of hand" - I simply smiled and took a second to being stunned in my own magic moment... What are the odds?!?! - So, of course, I played off him... making him feel that he challenged me a bit... and 'You might be right sir, so this one is on Houdini' as I threw in the ring. They were STUNNED!

Second magic moment -

I introduce myself and the guy immediately says, 'I have your name on my desk at work' What?! Turns out he was there to watch me and book me for an upcoming school gig for Xmas. Kinda magically. But, then his wife, turns to me after loving a mental routine I showed her and says "You should perform at the Ohio Theatre'. I was stunned! I just booked a show the day before and the head lady was going to come up to see me that night and I was expecting her... They laughed and said told me they have made a 'mental' connection with me (because of the previous routine). Once again, I was STUNNED, what are the odds?! I booked the Xmas show right there.

Third magic moment -

Barside, performing a killer card effect, I call it 'The Dead Man's Card'; This was the last effect out of around 3 effects, that just blew them away. Laughing at the right moments & stunned at all the phases. In this effect, if the spectator picks a certain number 1-52; the trick is done, I do nothing and it is EXTREMELY strong, because I don't even touch the cards. Out of all the times, doing it, I have had NO ONE pick the right number, but last night they did. Again, I was STUNNED! Very REAL MAGIC moment.

Fourth magic moment-

Another table, the husband, believed that I somehow conspired with his family on a signed card effect. Of course, I didn’t, but let him believe it… adding fuel to his claim, telling him “They will tell you on the way home” not a huge magic moment, but this guy was 100% convinced, despite what his family was telling him. It was great!


How many others have magic moments like this? There seems to be some 'supernatural'/’Paranormal’ element to it, that is REAL MAGIC! It appears like a conduit, once it opens... it FLOODS and just keeps on coming. But, only if you recognize & appreciate it... If you don't... it probably closes and doesn’t happy. Very cool!

This stuff has been happening to me… all my magic life for thirty years. The best one was what they call, a ‘Aport’ (google aport spiritual gifts)… when I left an opening prop at home, only to find moments before my rehearsal that I left it, a stagehand asked ‘Is this what you are looking for?’ and it was a professional version of the trick ‘What’s Next’ domino effect that was found backstage just lying there?!?!?!?! Of course, I said ‘No, but that will work’ and got picked for the show. Thanks for your time & replies!

~R
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