- Oct 21, 2007
Hey guys, while performing today I went through an awesome experience that I feel I should share. Today a neighbor of mine was having a HUGE party\barbecue, and my family was invited. So I go there without the intention of performing too much but I figured if I was up to I might show a few things. So I get there and I'm hanging around, when my neighbor asks me to do some tricks. So I pulled out my deck and went to work. I went off with a 5-10 minute routine, finishing off with Stigmata. I got some pretty good reactions after all that, but then I was asked if I knew how to show them how gamblers cheat. The only thing I know about that is a few ace productions and the two card monte. The two card monte is something I haven't performed for years, but I figured why not. So I went through the effect, and when the spec turned over the two cards, they all went INSANE. I couldn't believe it. Because all that I got with Stigmata that time were some hard laughs, and an omg. But the 2CM FRIED all of them, and made them go wild. I wrote about this because I think beginners starting to perform should know that even the simplest tricks out there can get the biggest reactions with showmanship. I think that a lot of the newcomer magicians should read this and know that in order to get reactions like you want, you NEED to work on patter and presentation to be good, and that spending money on all the newest material isn't the way to go, and good showmanship will get you everywhere.