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BeThePlunk
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I've been a hobbiest-beginner for about a year. Never performed. I wanted to entertain my mom at the restaurant this weekend, but I chickened out at teh last minute and didn't bring any props. But at the restaurant I thought, "What the hell," asked the waitress for two rubber bands, and was amazed at the big reaction I got from that little jumping band trick. Emboldened, I vanished a drinking straw... and then another. Now I was getting looks from the next table. I asked the waitress for a paper towel, and I vanished the salt shaker using Al Schneider's routine.

They were asking for more, and I couldn't believe these simple tricks played so well. I was kicking myself for not bringing sponge balls and coins. And don't get me started on D'Lites. I would have leveled the place.

I AM SO HOOKED! I can do this, and I'm lovin' it!

Just had to share.
Jeff Haas
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Some of the best tricks are the impromptu ones! When people see you grab a bunch of stuff and improvise with it, it's more impressive than pulling out a bunch of stuff from your pockets - you get much more credit.
MikeDes
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When learning magic we often see magicians performing for magicians. The tricks are elaborate and difficult. We forget that the simple tricks are miracles for a lay audience.

Congratulations on becoming an entertainer.
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This is exactly why there are countless threads here on the Café about "What do you always carry with you" "What do you never leave home without"

mine is a couple decks of cards, a sharpie, my Wallet for CTW some rubber bands on my wrist. a silk and a TT and a pocket full of "change"
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Mr. Woolery
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Oh, and if you ever get Greg Wilson's On the Spot video, you will see a very nice impromptu spongeball routine with napkins. Worth thinking about for your restaurant performances.

-Patrick
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