Tuesday, November 3, 2009

First Magic Show...

So tonight Cathy and I went up to my parents house for her birthday, my dad's birthday, and our anniversary. Kind of just a general get together.

I knew that my grandparents on my mom's side were going to be there, and I figured my grandma would like some of my magic tricks so I took the entire lot of them...except for my iPod trick, I accidentally left that at home.

When I got there, my mom let me know that my grandparents would be there a little later, and that my other grandfather was going to be there, and my aunt was going to be there.

I didn't really know if I wanted to perform any of my tricks for that many people. I get nervous when I'm the center of attention for more than just one or two people.

Well, when my aunt got there we started all talking about Las Vegas and how my mom wants to go there for Christmas next year. My aunt started talking about the magic show that she watched while she was there last, and how she doesn't believe in magic but the things they were doing at the show really made her wonder, and how to this day she still doesn't know how any of the tricks were done.

I figured that was a good time to get started. My mom asked me if I would start, anyways, so it worked out perfectly.

I started out with a pen through dollar routine. That left my grandpa literally speechless. I then followed it up with a couple of coin tricks. For each coin trick I used a different spectator, and those worked out pretty well. I then did a few more card tricks. I finished the cards up with a transposition that went over really well.
After that I did a dollar bill routine, and that was pretty much my finisher. I ended up doing one more card trick quite a while later. Then, as everyone was getting ready to go home I did a coin vanish and followed up with some work with the D'Lites. My grandpa and aunt really were in awe of the D'Lites. They had literally no idea what was going on.

I thought for a first ever real performance, it worked out pretty well. I need to work on delivery still, and I need to find some way to string the effects together in a logical way. It seemed like a lot of "Hey, look at this!!! Now, look at this!!!" The tricks went off without a hitch, though, so that was nice. I think everyone had a pretty good time.

I'll keep working on the tricks and maybe do some more around Christmas when everyone gets together.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Family and friends gatherings are always a good setting for trying out new magic tricks and stories/jokes.

I had a friend when I was a kid who was really into magic and he was always eager to show off a new trick.

I can still remember him doing tricks with napkins and utensils at the kitchen table.