For the Original Thread: http://forums.theory11.com/showthread.php?t=19477&page=7 For the Update on The Gig: http://forums.theory11.com/showthread.php?t=15602 For The Second Update: http://forums.theory11.com/showthread.php?t=16209 ************************************************** So, today was the big day. I had my show and evrything was great. I showed up at six O'clock and met with te woman who hired me and her husband. They were very warm and inviting towards me, which made me feel more comfortable while i was there.They showed me around the place (Waquasett Inn) and they showed me where I would perform the show, and where I would do my walk around stuff for the adults. So I started to warm up by showing some card, coin, and rope tricks to my employers and a couple of teenagers. Then it came time for the show: "Okay everyone, food for the adults is ready. And Dylan, has some magic tricks for the kids." The womans husband said. In the end I didn't even wind up doing the kids show because the kids, the majority of them, wanted to swim in the pool. So about 7 kids came up to me, and I did a bunch of tricks for them until I felt they were losing interest and I did my closing effect (magic milk pitcher) and then they sprinted off to go watch Madagascar. So, I grabbed some cards and my spongeballs (those are great for adults too.) and I warched over to the bar and table area. So, I found a few people and away it went. I started doing tricks, and people were amazed and clapping and cheering. It was great. Some of the compliments included: "You're fifteen? You are so mature." "You're great man!" " If you were 21 I'd be buying you drinks right now." "You're very confident in yourself. That's a good trait." "You're Houdini!" Ths is how true I am to following the magicians code. After I performed my own variation of the Any Card At Any Number effect, one man said: "Hey, if you tell me how to do that, I'll write you a check for five hundred dollars." He was serious!!! He pulled out his check book and started to write it out, but I declined. Yeah That's how true I am to magic. People started asking for my buisness cards, and I was happy to hand them out to anybody interested, which was at least 75% of the party. No exagerations. In the end some people wanted me to come to charity events. Others needed their kids parties done. a couple people, who showed a great deal of interest in me, happened to be VP's of Corpratons based in the Boston area. They told me how they would hire me for some upcoming events for 750$. I told them that I'd be glad to perform. One lady even asked if I would mind giving her son magic lessons once a week. Then it was time for me to leave at 10:30. I stayed an extra hour and a half at no extra charge, because I was just having a good time. So They wrote my check and it was for 300$. That was all I wanted. And then i proceeded to make my exit. But a man ran up to me and stopped me. He said: "Excuse me. I am the General Manager of The Inn. I was wondering if i could get your card, for when we do functions here?" So I gave him one. I am supposed to be getting calls soon. And my fame is spreading, and unlike many people's parents, mine support me and think it's wonderful that I am performing for so much money at my age, and they think it's great that now I have so many conections. Dylan P.