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Topic: Blindfold Routines
Message: Posted by: nimrod (Sep 29, 2003 05:08AM)
What is your favourite blindfold routine ?
And lets get more creative than revealing objects taken from the audience (which is still, however, one of the strongest things you can do with a blindfold).

Nimrod , Israel
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Sep 29, 2003 06:44PM)
Blindfolds are outdated. :cool:
Message: Posted by: nimrod (Sep 30, 2003 02:19AM)
Really ? you must hurry and inform Lior Manor, Tim Conover and Marc Salem about that. those fools are still using it.

Nimrod , Israel
Message: Posted by: Greg Owen (Sep 30, 2003 08:53AM)
In putting together a routine, its important that it 1) build, and 2) not have any phase of it wear out its welcome.

As to how long the routine can be will depend on the scripted material and the skill of the performer as a performer. I've seen psychometry acts that drag after three revelations. I've also seen full on 20+ minute psychometry acts that were riviting all the way through.

I don't believe the answer is to find new things to reveal, per se, although that can give the act a fresh and more contemporary feel (example: cell phone rings during the show - the blindfolded mentalist divulges the incoming phone number - and this isn't that difficult).

Just a few ideas.

- Greg Owen
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Sep 30, 2003 10:15AM)
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On 2003-09-29 19:44, Dr_Zodiac wrote:
Blindfolds are outdated. :cool:
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Could have fooled me! I get some pretty good bookings with my blindfold routine.

Guess it's working for all those old fogies at places like Siemans, Kraft Foods, Serta Mattress, McDonald's Corporation, PCS, Discover Card Services and the like. ;)

"Durn this lumbago!" - Bugs Bunny ;D

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.
Message: Posted by: Colin (Sep 30, 2003 10:31AM)
I saw Marc Salem perform this live a few months ago, and even though I knew the method, he still amazed me with how much he managed to get out of it!

He has so many psychological touches built into it, he makes it a masterpiece!

Best Wishes.

Colin
Message: Posted by: shrink (Sep 30, 2003 10:32AM)
McDonalds is outdated? :yikes:

And blindfolds are for wussies, I actualy remove my eyes with a nail file. And just to make sure I can't see anything I put them in my pocket!

Anyone who wants to use this effect needs my permission.
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Sep 30, 2003 12:29PM)
Shrink, LOL. I'm glad someone gets my humor.
Message: Posted by: Nurse_Scorpio (Sep 30, 2003 01:01PM)
Don't forget pouring scalding wax into your empty eye socket.

Don't be silly and put on your glasses after this eye removal procedure. It will ruin your credibility.
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Oct 1, 2003 12:54PM)
Curious that many do not seem to notice that it seems that everyone is doing blindfold work now. Hmmm, and no one sees the comparisons to cookie cutter magicians and the lay public who hears magician and assumes they are all alike. A vision of the future perhaps?

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Oct 1, 2003 02:25PM)
Gee, I guess my sarcasm and attempts at irony went flat.

Oh well.

Now WHERE did I put that steel blindfold that everyone who sees it refers to it as a mirrored visor? ;)

I have to do a blindfold walk at a trade show in Orlando at the end of the month!

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Oct 1, 2003 04:47PM)
Oh guys look, I have a fan!

Very nice. You made Diet Coke spew from my nose in laughter. Thank you. Wow, that Scorpios one handsome guy!

Whats the old saying? Never is publicity good nor bad, as long as they are still taking. Imitation is the highest form of flattery!

Nice going Scorpio, whens the site coming up?

:sun:
Message: Posted by: kuffs (Oct 1, 2003 05:58PM)
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On 2003-10-01 17:47, Dr_Zodiac wrote:

Imitation is the highest form of flattery!

Thanks Mr.Zodiac

Just kidding, I know you can take it :P

Take care

Kuffs
Message: Posted by: shrink (Oct 1, 2003 06:09PM)
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On 2003-10-01 13:54, Thoughtreader wrote:
Curious that many do not seem to notice that it seems that everyone is doing blindfold work now...Hmmm, and no one sees the comparisons to cookie cutter magicians and the lay public who hears magician and assumes they are all alike. A vision of the future perhaps?


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Hasn't it always been this way Paul? the only difference being perhaps there are more around now!
Message: Posted by: Tony Brent (Oct 1, 2003 10:35PM)
Paul,

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Best,
Tony Brent
Devaney & Brent
http://www.dandbcomedy.com
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Oct 2, 2003 02:08PM)
This whole situation brings to mind Corinda's 13 steps, where by he states everyone performer should be or have some recognizable trait or personality. that's awesome! Thanks again!
thought it died.
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Oct 3, 2003 10:31AM)
Paul notes that "everybody" is doing blidnfold routines now.

Bummer, from my point of view, as I've only been doing a blindfold routine for about 25 years.

One of these days, I'm going to find someone who can UNTIE these (*^!%# KNOTS!!!

;)

On topic for a sec, one thing I do with this gimmick is have the last person who brings up an item hand it to me on a plate. I then divine what it is and then, after some expression of worry, WALK it BACK to its owner in the audience.

I make sure I have the audience warn me if I'm going to trip over anything and actually DO stumble and almost fall at least once.

Doing that adds some realism, if you are a good actor - or actually can't see!

Relating the finding of the person to the art of dowsing adds to it as well.

Just some thoughts for you all to read. ;)

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.
Message: Posted by: shrink (Oct 5, 2003 12:21PM)
The thing about blindfolds, you don't have to act to much if you close your eyes now and again as you will actually be blind!
Message: Posted by: Nurse_Scorpio (Oct 5, 2003 02:07PM)
Is it me or am I the only one to see the irony in Paul's post?
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Oct 5, 2003 09:01PM)
Scorpio use those mentalism abilities, and maybe you'll understand.

:hmmm:
Message: Posted by: cubreporter (Oct 6, 2003 01:28AM)
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On 2003-10-05 13:21, shrink wrote:
Thing about blind folds you don't have to act to muchif you close your eyes now and again as you will actually be blind!
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Exactly! The real secret is that when you do not need to glimpse something, really keep those eyes shut!