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Topic: I made a lady cry ...
Message: Posted by: Bobcape (Sep 19, 2004 01:52PM)
Recently I had a show at a nice resort for a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary and the wife’s 50th birthday. There were about 70 people there. I strolled for about an hour and a half and then did a short stand-up set. The son that booked me, asked me to do something special and “touching” for his parents. After a suggestion from Scott Alexander (thanks Scott), I wrote a nice script for a short rope routine ending in a C&R with the husband and wife holding the ends. The script was about couples starting off as two separate individuals, (cut the rope), then forming a union, (tie the knot), and finally growing together as a couple until they become one entity, (restore the rope). My last lines brought the couple together and ended in a toast from the guests. It got a wonderful response, a standing O’, and brought tears to the wife’s eyes. And no, I didn’t kick her in the shins! I got a nice tip from both the husband and the son in addition to my fee and I collected a lot of business cards. All in all it was a great show.

Bob
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Sep 21, 2004 01:23PM)
That was a great story.

May I use the routine?
Any patter points you would like to share??

Thanks,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: Bobcape (Sep 21, 2004 07:50PM)
Please do, Bruce. That's why I posted it. The technical aspects are simple as you can guess. As far as the patter, mine focused on the two honorees and their accomplishment of 25 years of marriage. I didn't include any humor or "me" statements or anything embarrassing and I ended with a very short poem. I also intentionally s-l-o-w-e-d down so they could enjoy everyone's attention. I'm sure that you can come up with something that will work well for you and your event. Best of luck and let us know how it goes.

Bob
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Sep 23, 2004 11:30AM)
Bob,

That is a wonderful story. I try to so something to touch emotions when I perform at weddings. Somehow I never thought of doing anything for anniversaries.

I love this!

Mike
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Sep 27, 2004 10:21AM)
Bob,
When I first started reading your post I thought "here we go, another Anniversary Waltz."
It was refreshing to hear your connection of C&R with the couple's relationship.

I love effects that bring tears to the woman's eyes. (even if I have to kick em in the shins) :devilish:
Message: Posted by: King Of Pop (Oct 18, 2004 03:57PM)
Just fantastic :)
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 18, 2004 09:29AM)
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On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
Recently I had a show at a nice resort for a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary and the wife’s 50th birthday. There were about 70 people there. I strolled for about an hour and a half and then did a short stand-up set. The son that booked me, asked me to do something special and “touching” for his parents. After a suggestion from Scott Alexander (thanks Scott), I wrote a nice script for a short rope routine ending in a C&R with the husband and wife holding the ends. The script was about couples starting off as two separate individuals, (cut the rope), then forming a union, (tie the knot), and finally growing together as a couple until they become one entity, (restore the rope). My last lines brought the couple together and ended in a toast from the guests. It got a wonderful response, a standing O’, and brought tears to the wife’s eyes. And no, I didn’t kick her in the shins! I got a nice tip from both the husband and the son in addition to my fee and I collected a lot of business cards. All in all it was a great show.

Bob

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This is the essence of what good magic is and does. It touches the emotions.
Message: Posted by: 30210162 (Dec 28, 2004 04:08AM)
Dude... I'm so gonna do this for my parents wedding anniversary... Thanks bob... It brought tears even to my eyes. and I'm only 23
Message: Posted by: Daniel Santos (Dec 30, 2004 08:20PM)
Thank you for sharing this with the community. A very touching story.

Daniel
Message: Posted by: Matt Graves (Jan 6, 2005 11:31AM)
I bet those people will remember you as long as they live - in a very good way too . . .

Kudos
Message: Posted by: Bobcape (Mar 20, 2005 11:04AM)
I saw this couple again at an event yesterday. The wife told me that they put the knot in their scrap book along with a photo of the three of us. She said she would send me a copy of the photo. They had already sent me a very nice thank you card. I hope I have another opportunity to perform this again.

Bob
Message: Posted by: jimroady (Apr 13, 2005 06:22PM)
Congratulations on a very classy and meaningful routine. Your presence madthe evening special, memorable and entertaining. Isn't that why we perform magic?
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Apr 14, 2005 03:09PM)
Bob-

Great story & routine-Well done!

So nice to hear of a show that touched adults! with meaning,Good magic that was tastefully done-Restore faith that not all Magicians are seen only to perform for kids!

Cheers
Message: Posted by: Jonace (Jun 15, 2005 02:25AM)
Really liked this one.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jun 22, 2005 12:46AM)
Congratulations!

Sir, at that moment when you touched the woman's heart, you were on par with the Greats (Copperfield, Henning, Houdini etc.) because this is what all GREAT Magicians do...

They touch our hearts...

That Sir,is the REAL Magic...

Congratulations again!

:online:
Message: Posted by: KyletheGreat (Jun 23, 2005 09:23AM)
I enjoyed reading it, and this trick holds great significance in peoples lives. It is good to see that you have touched someone in souch a sensative way through your magic!
Message: Posted by: Salah AAZEDINE (Jul 1, 2005 06:43AM)
Waw realy great story ,thanx for sharing it with us.
Message: Posted by: Mishel (Jul 18, 2005 06:29AM)
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On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
...and I collected a lot of business cards.
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The magic was good and all but,
aren't you supposed to give business cards away? :)
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (Jul 18, 2005 12:33PM)
That was cool. Clever idea...I can imagine why she cry.
Message: Posted by: Bobcape (Jul 18, 2005 07:37PM)
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On 2005-07-18 07:29, Mishel wrote:
[quote]
On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
...and I collected a lot of business cards.
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The magic was good and all but,
aren't you supposed to give business cards away? :)
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Actually I feel that a business card given to me by someone that is interested in a booking has a lot more value than cards that I hand out. I don't have to wait for a call back, I initiate it.

Bob