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Street Magic: Preparing to busk!

Posted: 01‑20‑2015 09:57


EoKlaus

4 posts
French Drop
Good evening everyone!

I want to ask you a few questios about a little act that I want to create.

This summer I want to go out and busk. I want to earn experience and know better my abilities and weaknesses but the bad part is the tricks.

I know that the tricks are just vehicles, but... I want to show something fun and strong... For a month now I try to think about 3 effects to create my act and today these two came to my mind:

Bank night for the opener
Insurance policy in the middle (or end)

What do you think? Can you give me one last trick for the closer?

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Posted: 01‑20‑2015 13:39


mclaury

57 posts
Scotch and Soda
Who is ur main audience


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Posted: 01‑20‑2015 13:51


Paddy

27 posts
Ambitious Card
Where are you busking and are you using a table or out of pockets?

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Posted: 01‑20‑2015 14:13


EoKlaus

4 posts
French Drop
@mclaury, well... everyone, but more for adults. I will have spongeballs for the kids if will be any.

@Paddy, I am located in Greece, Athens, I will take a table too.

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Posted: 01‑20‑2015 19:09


Paddy

27 posts
Ambitious Card
I suggest cups & balls as a finisher then

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Posted: 01‑21‑2015 10:10


EoKlaus

4 posts
French Drop
I thought about it but I can't afford the cups to do it.

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Posted: 01‑22‑2015 13:49


Paddy

27 posts
Ambitious Card
Any cups work, I prefer the metal ones but I have used styrofoam cups at a bar a couple of times.

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Posted: 02‑26‑2015 19:26


JoeJoe

282 posts
Box Escape
I agree cups do not have to be expensive; for years I used a $20 set of aluminum cups from a stock magic shop. In fact I wouldn't suggest you spend more than that until AFTER you have earned the money to pay for them with the cheaper cups.

As for your act, I think you need a broader approach. I'll tell you what I used to do when I worked at Magic & Mischief. Jon had this rack of Loftus tricks, things like: ball vase, coin slide, penny block, odd ball, spiked coin, etc etc etc

Every day I'd create a three trick "set" with them. One day I might open with a Penny Block, the next day I might close with it.

By the end of the summer, I had several really powerful sets that worked together just right.

Now I could sit here and tell you which three tricks to do and in which order and why and all of that ... or ...

... you can come up with a bunch of tricks, and start doing your own three trick sets and then you will have something I can't teach you: understanding.

You already have a list of two tricks ... now add every other trick you know to that list, not tricks that you want to do - tricks that you already do, or at least have the instructions and props to do.

Once you have a full list, you can start rehearsing them in three trick "set" format. By summer you'll have a good idea of what you will want to do ... and by the end of summer, you will have at least one, more likely two or more, three trick sets all stacked together nice and neat like they belong.

-JoeJoe

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Posted: 09‑18‑2016 15:28


Wandspin

8 posts
French Drop
I use bra cups. They're easily recognizable and funny. Funny=money!

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