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I am curious to know what you say when the spec says, "Do that again."

When I vanish a quarter, I usually say something like, "I only do it once because it's too expensive to do it twice. I lose 25 cents every time." This usually gets a laugh and gets me out of it.

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Well, in some cases you can just do it again. Never do the same trick by the same means twice, but doing it by a totally different means is ok. As there are thousands of ways to vanish a quarter, just pick another and do that.
Or just say, "Well, I could do that again, but this next one is much cooler," and then do something else.
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Hmm, for me hehe, well, I perform it only once and then if they ask me to perform the trick again, I will do it differently. If there is no other technique, I will change subject from that trick to another to avoid disappointing them.
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I get this question a lot from my students (I perform for classes regularly). When someone asks to 'make the card appear in the wallet again', I do essentially the same trick but with another method.
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Generally when someone asks me to repeat a trick, I say, "Let me show you something a little bit different instead; I think you'll like it." Of course, that means you need to know more than one trick at a performance level, which was my problem when I was getting started. Smile Therefore, I think it's a good idea to get a couple tricks in your bag before doing too much in public, where the pressure is on.
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Your expensive patter is a great way to deal with it. That's good creativity!!
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On 2002-11-24 10:55, pg1013 wrote:
I am curious to know what you say when the spec says "Do that again".

I smile and say, "No." Then I start to twitch and drool and start talking to myself. They usually leave me alone after that.
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Yes, I would say that you've already got a great patter for moving onto the next trick.
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"Do you know how much time I'd have left if every single person asked me to 'Do that again.'?"

"The first time was free. But the second time's gonna cost ya."

DarryltheWizard has an awesome post/thread on this in the Now That's Funny section:
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Thanks everyone! Great lines. And thanks for the link, there're some great lines there, too.
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It means your performance is good and spectators want more. You should prepare several tricks in your bag (brain).

Try to figure out a routine of several tricks for different occasions, then you will be fine. That is what I am doing now.
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If I do it once it's magic, if I do it twice it's a magic lesson. I do magic, not lessons.

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I use the same line as Vinnie. The first time it's magic, the second time it's a lesson. This is because most people ask you to do it a second time just so they have a chance to figure out what you did.
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I sometimes say "Oh, you missed it? That's very sad." And I go on to my next trick. Sure it's a little mean but they don't ask a second time.
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