Or if people catch on, will someone performing magic in a social environment be perceived as "the guitar guy"?
Aw, I was going to bring this up.
You think professional musicians have an issue with people learning their art just to pick up?
You think that idiots with guitars whose repertoire consists of an entire 4 chords cheapens music?
Music still persists as an artform despite the mass bastardization of it that has been happening for god knows how long. People still appreciate music. People still enjoy music. People still are entertained by it.
Not saying that magic = music, or that you can draw conclusions about one from the other, but I hope you understand my point.