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Is there anybody left in Vegas that does NOT know all about "D-Lites"?
The last time I was there every Magic shop and cart in the hotels etc was demonstrating them and trying like crazy to sell those things.

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Card on ceiling.............
how many times would you do it in one venue, on one night?
when they see their card with another half a dozen scattered about,
it must weaken the effect, or does it strengthen it... in a funny sort of way?
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On 2006-06-23 10:15, GlenD wrote:
I enjoy your posts, Lee. You're obviously in the "working pro" category but I have a question for you.

In your initial post on this thread, you mentioned chinese sticks. I am curious how these fit in a situation like bar magic? I always figured them only good for kids parties.

I am not belittling the effect or bashing it in any way and I do own a set (FYI).



Chinese sticks, behind the bar, work really well. I do them all the time. And for the finale, I do NOT do the double retraction move that everyone else does, but have a slow comedy move that I use to reel them in. The audience - and other magicians, seem to like it, too.

I do a whole Abbott and Costello type bit in monologue about "this is the long of it and that's the short of it and now you know the long and short of it." It gets crazier from there, trust me. It's a short and sweet bit, which is great for a bar, because of short attention spans. It plays well because everybody on the other side of the bar can SEE them. And it is VISUAL magic.

I honestly believe that the Sticks are one of the most underrated comedy magic bits out there. Bit I do get VERY tired of the "plucking a hair from the head" to get both strings to come back up" bit. That, to my way of thinking, is WAY overdone.

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On 2006-05-14 17:04, Lee Darrow wrote:
Loud clubs are difficult. Also, management can be troublesome as they do NOT want people to distract from their bottom line, which is selling booze (after getting the cover charge at the door, of course!). So watch for the bouncer's reactions, especially with cards.

Often, flashing a deck in a night club is enough to get you bounced on the spot as they think you are gambling and they do NOT want to lose their liquor license! And no, the bouncers often will NOT stop to talk about it, they will simply hustle a person out.

Lee Darrow, C.H.

yeah cards are dodgey businiuess in clubs ive been told to get out as people think I'm gambling, good 2 get teh auidience on your side though if they are entertained! ' hes only showing us a trick were not gambling' stuff like that

from all the threads ive just read its great information take it on board!
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For a good resource on performing in loud clubs/venues where you won't easily be heard/effects which require no or few words check out the Cultural Exchange projects by Shoot Ogawa and Apollo Robbins.


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