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Brent McLeod
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Had a great cabaret show last week-Good size crowd -intimate audience ready for a good time

10 mins before I was on, was backstage talking about whether to load silk to egg before I walk on or just before I perform this-(3rd effect) as it might crack in your pocket-yeah right!!!-never happened before in over 50 shows with it!

So I load it before walking on & yep sure enough knock my pocket with a linking ring- That egg sure feels cold in my pocket!!

Luckily didn't break in 2 -but small crack up top

While applause for previous effect with assistant-I drop egg into case on chair at back-luckily as a preminition-I have a second egg ready to go ! so just pick it up from case on stage-usually its offstage!! ,pocket it-music fades & I go into routine-Huge applause & laughter at the end-I was looking upwards saying -Thank you!!!!!!!!

What are the chances!!-

Ive learnt a valuable lesson there!!
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A day I would like to forget! (but can't , ouch!) I was booked for 1 week at a local College doing strolling magic. Everything worked ! It was great.Good weather , people etc. On the last day , last set just finished ,I was starting to pack up to leave when a couple came over. The young man said "this is the guy I was telling you about" , .. would you show her a trick? pleeese! I did , they were happy ,we chatted as I packed up. I asked of the man "is this your mother?" ... he said no , it's my wife. I just wanted the ground to open and swallow me up! I could not believe it. A great week blown away by a (thoughtless) casual question. The sun was in my eyes!! I didn't have a good look at the lady. But I died a thousand deaths over that one. And am very careful what comes out of my mouth now. Yes if there was ever a sentence I could take back that's it.
Brent McLeod
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On 2005-08-30 18:11, The Great Marrdini wrote:
A day I would like to forget! (but can't , ouch!) I was booked for 1 week at a local College doing strolling magic. Everything worked ! It was great.Good weather , people etc. On the last day , last set just finished ,I was starting to pack up to leave when a couple came over. The young man said "this is the guy I was telling you about" , .. would you show her a trick? pleeese! I did , they were happy ,we chatted as I packed up. I asked of the man "is this your mother?" ... he said no , it's my wife. I just wanted the ground to open and swallow me up! I could not believe it. A great week blown away by a (thoughtless) casual question. The sun was in my eyes!! I didn't have a good look at the lady. But I died a thousand deaths over that one. And am very careful what comes out of my mouth now. Yes if there was ever a sentence I could take back that's it.



Just 1 of those things!!-What a classic

Im still laughing though!-even though I sympathise fully-If I was there & heard that I would still be rolling around the ground

Just as well you never mentioned to him that his friends moustache looks great!!!
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Hee , hee , too funny! No it was awful. 5 days performing , everything went well. I was 20 seconds from packed up and gone. Then that. I honestly felt sick to my stomach. Live a learn. cheers,Alan
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On 2005-08-29 16:41, Brent McLeod wrote:
Had a great cabaret show last week-Good size crowd -intimate audience ready for a good time

10 mins before I was on, was backstage talking about whether to load silk to egg before I walk on or just before I perform this-(3rd effect) as it might crack in your pocket-yeah right!!!-never happened before in over 50 shows with it!

So I load it before walking on & yep sure enough knock my pocket with a linking ring- That egg sure feels cold in my pocket!!

Luckily didn't break in 2 -but small crack up top

While applause for previous effect with assistant-I drop egg into case on chair at back-luckily as a preminition-I have a second egg ready to go ! so just pick it up from case on stage-usually its offstage!! ,pocket it-music fades & I go into routine-Huge applause & laughter at the end-I was looking upwards saying -Thank you!!!!!!!!

What are the chances!!-

Ive learnt a valuable lesson there!!


I can relate to your story. I had an experience with an effect I learned from Michael Ammar. it is called "cash back" it involves a dollar bill that vanishes and end up safety pinned to the back of your jacket!

Part of the modus operandi involves a th***d. Anyway, I rehearsed it tirelessly for a long time. the th***d never broke. not once.

Time of performance, and I do the effect, and wouldn't you guess? Murphy's law goes into effect and SNAP! The th***d breaks and I end up looking like an idiot with the bill swinging freely from my back! ARRRRGGGHHH!

Why in h**ll didn't it break during the rehearsals? Why did it choose to snap during a performance?

I will never know.
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
Brent McLeod
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Daffydoug-

Our Good friend Murphy!!!!
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On 2005-08-30 18:11, The Great Marrdini wrote:
I asked of the man "is this your mother?" ... he said no , it's my wife. I just wanted the ground to open and swallow me up! I could not believe it. But I died a thousand deaths over that one.


Oh man! LOL! What a good laugh. I'm still laughing trying to imagine the look on your face.

And then you went on with this:

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On 2005-08-30 21:01, The Great Marrdini wrote:
5 days performing , everything went well. I was 20 seconds from packed up and gone. Then that. I honestly felt sick to my stomach. Live a learn. cheers,Alan


Oh my god! Priceless.
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