So, I have been away from the forums for a while now because A.) I was sick of the crap that goes on on these forums, B.) I am working hard in school, and C.) I have been booking even more gigs. Let me first explain what this thread is about... This is NOT a thread where I am going to continuously ask about what happened while I wasn't on the forums. Cause I already know that. Some people were fighting, there was ridiculous threads, and only some of those threads were locked. Instead, this is a thread where I want to hear about what all of you have been up to. Try to focus on the magic aspect of it. What have you been doing, magically? Did you get started working as a magician, get any gigs, perform at school, or maybe you're just new. Now that you know the principle behind the thread, I will start by explaining what goes on with me... (Feel free to comment on what I've been up to. Or what anyone has been up to. opinions and critiscism are welcome.) So, recently I finished up working for my town. Every Thursday night during the summer I worked on my towns Main Street. I was hired, and paid by, the town. Each week I recieved a check from them. We settled that I would work for two hours those nights and I would get 75$ an hour. And aside from the lady that hired me nagging, it was a fantastic expirience. As a matter of fact, she has rehired me for some sort of Flea Market with performers, that is taking place this Sunday. I am sure it will be a lot of fun, and hey... Can't argue when you are getting paid for something you love, right? In addition, one of my friends father is an ex-marine, and he loves magic tricks. He told my mother that he would love it if I could go perform for like 2 hours when they have their reunion in October. In return I get free food and 100$. So I agreed and am waiting on specifics. Also, something more recent that I performed for was about two weeks back. I was a performer at the grand opening of a store called "The Dollar Tree". The store is fantastic! It is a gigantic dollar store filled with huge bags of candy, decks of cards, etc. All under one dollar. It was a great store. I offered to perform for 4 hours for 175$. And it went great. I had a table set up with my cards and what not and performed for kids as well as adults, and everyone got into it. And one last cool thing that's happening to me... next Wednesday a student in a media class at my school will be bringing a camera into the lunch room. She has chosen to do a short documentary about me as her semester project. In the cafeteria she will be filming some performances of myself. And then, after school, I will be doing the actual interview questions in a very scenic courtyard at our school. Then they will be edited together...(Like 2 performances, then a short interview clip, then another trick, then 2 interview questions. It will look nice.) Oh!!! And at the begining when my name and intro are showing up it will be playing "Parellel Universe" by: The Red Hot Chili Peppers as an added bonus that I asked for. It wil be on Youtube when it's done and I will post a link to it. (And try to get it in the media section.) So what's up with all you? Dylan P.