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Topic: Magic Live .. Night Off??
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 15, 2009 11:41AM)
So here is the deal, I'll be at Magic Live with some friends. I believe there is some time on Tuesday, August 18 to do so, although I'm not sure as we have no schedule.

I think we have it narrowed down to either Penn & Teller or the Criss Angel Experience.

Your thoughts??

Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (May 15, 2009 02:11PM)
You're joking, right?

Even if you've seen P&T before, they've recently added Teller's performance of the Abbott floating ball trick that he's been working on for years.

You can bet that if I only have time during Magic Live for one outside show, that's the show I'm gonna see.
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 15, 2009 03:14PM)
That's what I was thinking .. but then there is Criss' show. I've heard so many things about it.

Who knows .. maybe he'll read this and set me up with some comps. At one point he was the "rock" magician in New York and I was the "rock" magician in Chicago .. yet, after all these years ... we never met.

Give me a call Criss ...

Message: Posted by: TaylorReed (May 15, 2009 04:03PM)
I'm the "rock" magician of Branson.......

Just in case you were looking for something other than all of the Country Music S=== that's in this town..

Too bad I'm not still in Vegas or we could hang out Steve.
Your friend,

Taylor Reed
Message: Posted by: CCPCris (May 15, 2009 04:33PM)
I am the rock Magician of..., oh wait, sorry not me. I don't know what I am, I guess the heinz57 magician of Alabama
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 15, 2009 06:28PM)
Let's not forget the original "rock" magician from Ann Arbor Michigan .. Mr. Franz Harary ..

He'll be calling any minute now too ...

Message: Posted by: LeeAlex2002 (May 15, 2009 08:38PM)
The rock magician of Brighton will be there, but rock is something different in the UK - a candy stick with the name written through the length!

Chezeday are you sure there is time out during Magic Live?
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 16, 2009 02:39AM)
I think there is time on Tuesday evening. They have some sort of close-up show with different times to choose from. In years past there was the opening night gala with the dealers room. Two evening shows, one on Monday and Wednesday.

I've been to the event since it's inception and it's been a blast. Again it's sold-out but there is a waiting list for those who still are interested.

Let's not forget about going to the Abbott's Magic Get-Together. I'm performing this year .. reason enough to head out to the sleepy town of Colon Michigan.

Message: Posted by: Ba Ba Booey (May 20, 2009 11:39PM)
The Grunge Rock magician of Seattle will be at the Penn & Teller show.
Message: Posted by: pepka (May 20, 2009 11:51PM)
Now I'm even more upset that I can't make Magic Live. Dying to meet you Steve. I was there a few months ago and P&T hands down. Angel may not even have a show by then.
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 21, 2009 12:07AM)
Really, I'm not that exciting ...

Message: Posted by: pepka (May 21, 2009 12:10AM)
I've heard stories from Sperry.
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (May 21, 2009 10:53AM)
Oh .. well that's different. We've had some crazy adventures. I forget some of the stuff we've done.

Maybe it's time for a book ...

Message: Posted by: mantooth (May 21, 2009 03:53PM)
Go to P&T.. Angel's show sucks... you think you'll enjoy seeing him suck, but it's a LONG two hours filled with frustrations and angry inner monologues in your head...

With P&T, you'll still have an inner monologue, but it will be... BRILLIANT! Why didn't I think of that!
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (May 21, 2009 08:19PM)
NO contest! P&T all the way!

See you at Magic Live!
Message: Posted by: Autumn Morning Star (May 22, 2009 10:28AM)
Yep, Penn and Teller. I think this would be money well-spent, even if Angel gives you comps. [Did I say that outloud?] Plenty of time to see Angel at other venues.
Message: Posted by: Pepe Le Pew (Aug 24, 2009 02:50PM)
So Chezaday, what show did you finally see and how was it ?
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (Aug 25, 2009 12:06AM)
As expected ... I never heard from Criss but, we did manage to get some half-price tickets for his show that night.

Of course with all the negative reviews about the show .. I had to see it with my own eyes, and lets just say I left dazed and confused. I'm still not sure what I saw .. really.

Earlier in the day I saw Nathan Burton's show at the Flamingo .. and I must say it was a very entertaining show, if not the best afternoon magic show in town.

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 25, 2009 11:43AM)
You have to see them all, good or bad, to learn.
Message: Posted by: Ray Pierce (Aug 25, 2009 01:35PM)
Steve... I did the same thing. I would have loved for you to see P&T just for the pure inspiration to the art, but sometimes we learn as much from the other side. It's sometimes a matter of studying history so as not to repeat it. Next time it's P&T, no excuses!
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Aug 25, 2009 03:00PM)
I saw P&T the night before the convention started. I went chiefly to see "The Red Ball", and it was all I hoped for and more. To add icing on the cake, they've significantly revised their show since I the last time I saw it last spring ('08). They've brought back a number of earlier pieces, and there were some pieces that like "The Red Ball" were new...or new to me.

It was a great show.
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (Aug 26, 2009 12:27AM)
Don't get me wrong .. I've seen Penn & Teller many times and I love their work. I had to experience the Criss Angel show for myself.

I've seen enough magic the past month to last me a year. I'll still wind up going to Magi-Fest in February to get my fix ...