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chernacious
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What if you were able to pull money out of a sugar packet that you are about to use?

Will probably need a little bit of preparation, but it might leave a good conversational topic.
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The haunted hanky: just kneel on the floor and whip out your hanky and wipe the floor, and then make it gerculate. Subtle and effective.

Less subtle: finger flasher with flash cotton really gets people's attention, if you're working a room doing walk-around and you first arrive, it's a good way of signalling that the magician is here. Most don't see the flame directly but peripherally, which kind of makes it more mysterious, and you can just pretend you have no idea where that came from.
I suppose that's more of an ice-melter than an ice-breaker though...
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How about the new Extreme burn? Just do it while paying at the bar, make sure the girl's watching =0
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I think a trick that will relate to the moment will work really good, and as someone said above- don't even say anything about doing a magic trick, just casual.
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Do some simple coin vaish and coins across
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I use Fearson's floating cigerette. You can't go wrong with that. I keep several handy everytime I go out. Nothing better than seeing a guy walk by you at a bar like he is trying to catch a cigertette that is floating away from his mouth. Always kills!
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I use the finger flasher. It's good & gets attention. Make a funny comment and boom your in...
and of course fire wallet - bloody brilliant: "is this anyone's" ...fire...boom, your in!
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On 2008-05-29 18:41, trickychris wrote:
I use the finger flasher - its good. get attention. make a funny comment and boom your in...
and of course fire wallet - bloody brilliant: "is this anyones" ...fire...boom, your in!

You sound like Jay Sankey!
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When I'm at a pub or something, I use the fire wallet if standing next to someone, get it out to pay for your drink and watch as the flames make everyone jump, then close it, look apologetic and say "I guess it's true, money does burn a hole in your pocket." Then open it up and take out your money, people go crazy over that.
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Restaurants - spoon spinner. Just sit there and mess with the silverware and it will surely attract some attention.

General - coin roll. Just doing that, and then a couple of french drops or retention vanishes and a coin thru the arm does it every time...
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On 2008-06-10 06:37, MagicAndy wrote:
When I'm at a pub or something, I use the fire wallet if standing next to someone, get it out to pay for your drink and watch as the flames make everyone jump, then close it, look apologetic and say "I guess it's true, money does burn a hole in your pocket." Then open it up and take out your money, people go crazy over that.


I really dislike the fire wallet but I get asked for it often. Amazing. I just think its overexposed but I cannot remember more then one time someone said they saw it before.

I agree, it does invite attention. SOmetimes I make a gesture with my other hand as though I am causing it to ignite, then just give a smile.
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The Ring Thing...all you need is a ring on your finger and you are ready to go!
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For a perfect ice breaker I highly recommend the new trick from the enchantment called aquarius cap in bottle. It fits everything the first post asked for. It can be impromptu and is really amazing.
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One of the best ice breaker, as elementary as it may sound, is the Magic Coloring Book!!!
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My favorite part is putting the gaffs in the spectators hands...it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside! - Bob Kohler
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What type of audience do you perform for evolve? I don't think the Magic Coloring Book would fly at a bar. Smile
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Making things move.
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On 2008-07-28 23:52, DVLKCC wrote:
What type of audience do you perform for evolve? I don't think the Magic Coloring Book would fly at a bar. Smile

It really does lead quite nicely into other color change effects, IMHO...
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Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer" is a great ice breaker. It's impromptu and you carry it in your wallet, so unless you're at the gym you can really do it anywhere.

Look into it; you won't be disappointed.

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Leland Stone makes a good point regarding the floating bill, in that it may be a hard effect to follow once the ice has been broken. Perhaps a modest TT vanish, one coin routine or muscle pass (if no cards allowed).
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