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On 2005-06-02 13:48, mwilliams wrote:
Scarbo.... bingo.
I've heard it said by a couple of people who attended, that all is not precisely as it may appear. The peek was apparently incredibly brazen - enough so that probably wouldn't have withstood scrutiny by a lay tv audience, let alone magicians.
Seek and ye shall find.


I concur with this. He used a published full billet peek and pretty slovenly too, I might add. Hope that makes some of you feel better.
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The guy is an A1 brillian magician and mentalist. What better subject for magicians to talk about?
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Do what I do, sing the "Aids" song from Team America when you can't think of anything nice to say.
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On 2005-06-03 15:45, The Gentleman wrote:
Do what I do, sing the "Aids" song from Team America when you can't think of anything nice to say.


LOL!!!!!! Love that film.
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Is it just me but on this open forum many of you seem to be giving away(albeit incorrect) methods. The very nature of this discussion comes under exposure. I think that is why many folk are unhappy the Café is open. Would it not be better if it was a protected site.
I have not seen the Gathering yet (I am in USA at the moment), but what's the fuss over Africa? Normal folk often call America and the UK "countries". It's a natural presumption.
Plus, and trust me on this one, DB did not use any PS on his current tour. Get over it.
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On 2005-06-03 10:40, DangerMouse wrote:
I can't believe you guys call yourselves mentalists and can't figure out simple effects like those used in the gathering.

Absolutely.
Because being a mentalist is all about being able to spot methods. If you can't spot the methods of your fellow performers, you might as well pack up your clipboards and burn all your billets.

On another related note, I know that it's the nature of magicians to discuss methods, but I can't help but think that to focus on the 'how' of Derren's performances is sort of missing the point.
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Stephen, that was VERY well put. It's the nature of MAGICIANS to want to discuss his methods.

I think it helps distinguish between magicians here who want to add a few of Derren's 'tricks' into their show, and the mentalists who can appreciate his incredible presentation skills, but still have the mental capacity beyond a...goldfish? and so can come up with their own effects, or even twists on classics (what Derren has done in the first place!)

I can think of no other mentalist I have seen live (well maybe Drew Mcadam!) that can do our art as well as he! Baring in mind I haven't had the pleasure of seeing everyone yet.

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To all who wanted a copy on DVD - They've all been quite thoroughly sent out (Monday 30th) (except for 2, but you guys know who you are) -- I don't know how long first-class post from Britain will take to reach your various locations, but if a fortnight passes I will simply send out more.

Thankyou
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Just seen the show not as I exlected. OK for laymen,also gives a new meaning to its up his sleeve,do you know what I mean ?take a look at the effect where he's stating the grid references of the streets.enough said.
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At last a few posts on this thread from people who know what there talking about.may I recommend marc salem tricycle theatre london from 31 aug till 17 sept.now this bloke is amazing
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I loved the "accidental" explosion near the end. Perfect cover for "you know what"...
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Did anyone read the not so subliminal subliminals?
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I love his use of subliminal messages. His latest show is a great example of some wonderful effect which can allegedly be got from subliminals.
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Well then, what did they say?
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Corona, (congrats on the 50 posts!). Best not to say here - it would ruin what I thought was the best part of the show for those who haven't seen it. The theatricality is inspired!
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I have got to agree that the point of Derrens performance is lost on the majority of us, this is a very sad thing but hey! I suppose that's just life. I think he can be compared to Blaine in this way (at least when Blaine first started out).
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On 2005-06-03 11:10, Stephen Long wrote
On another related note, I know that it's the nature of magicians to discuss methods, but I can't help but think that to focus on the 'how' of Derren's performances is sort of missing the point.
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On 2005-06-07 11:10, Jordan Waller wrote:
I have got to agree that the point of Derrens performance is lost on the majority of us, this is a very sad thing but hey!


Alright then, so "Why" did he have his audience forget the show they'd just seen? You think maybe there's a longer game involved?

A hint at what's next...or what isn't? Or both...
Surely Derren doesn't perform just for the sport of it.
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If you are referring to my post, I didn't suggest that the subliminals (actually not sublininal at all) had anything to do with the effects presented, I was just curious as to what they said, thanks for answering that.

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On 2005-06-10 07:05, dan bivaldi wrote:
You lot have been suckered........... plus that secret thing up his sleeve of course.
testing testing.


Secret thing up his sleeve? You've mentioned this on several occasions. I can't for the life of me think where Derren would have needed a "secret thing" up his sleeve for any of the effects. Looks like you've been suckered, LOL!
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Dan Bivaldi... guess you are on the right track
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