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Perhaps Criss could bring in Johnny Thompson to advise him. Oh wait, that's been done. Maybe he could get Banacheck to help him out. Hmm, that probably won't fly, either. I know. He can get that Playboy chick to draw attention away from this mess. OH, no, that's been tried, too. Okay, I give up.

Why don't we all just leave Criss Angel alone?

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Danny, yer welcome... I'm here all week... Smile

That clip settles it then.

Dan Sperry should replace Criss Angel.

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What Criss should do after he leaves Believe is to launch his own Vegas production. He has the money to do it and certainly the connections for backers if he doesn't want to fund it all himself.

He would have full creative control, so the success or failure of the show would rest on him - no excuses.

He should make the show prices a little more reasonable to attract more people and establish the show. If he's in it for the long-run, the prices can be increased later on once the show is proven.

He shouldn't over-hype it as Believe has been. Establish a better relationship with the Las Vegas press and let other people praise the show.
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On 2009-05-21 18:58, Domino Magic wrote:
What Criss should do after he leaves Believe is to launch his own Vegas production. He has the money to do it and certainly the connections for backers if he doesn't want to fund it all himself.

He would have full creative control, so the success or failure of the show would rest on him - no excuses.

He should make the show prices a little more reasonable to attract more people and establish the show. If he's in it for the long-run, the prices can be increased later on once the show is proven.

He shouldn't over-hype it as Believe has been. Establish a better relationship with the Las Vegas press and let other people praise the show.


I LOVE the idea but it should have said "... what he SHOULD have done.." Just imagine if he did all of those things up front. It worked for Lance. He took his time and learned the market, the players, grew into the larger venues, got the experience he needed to be successful. In other words, he did it the right way.

It's been said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Criss has definitely made his. He would have to take a huge step backwards to regain any credibility in Vegas. Most people in the local market that depend on tourism dollars for their livelihood don't have the best view of him.

lol... If only you could have grabbed him a few years ago and slapped some sense into him, I think the ideas could have worked!
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On 2009-05-21 18:58, Domino Magic wrote:
What Criss should do after he leaves Believe is to launch his own Vegas production. He has the money to do it and certainly the connections for backers if he doesn't want to fund it all himself.

He would have full creative control, so the success or failure of the show would rest on him - no excuses.

He should make the show prices a little more reasonable to attract more people and establish the show. If he's in it for the long-run, the prices can be increased later on once the show is proven.

He shouldn't over-hype it as Believe has been. Establish a better relationship with the Las Vegas press and let other people praise the show.


I LOVE the idea but it should have said "... what he SHOULD have done.." Just imagine if he did all of those things up front. It worked for Lance. He took his time and learned the market, the players, grew into the larger venues, got the experience he needed to be successful. In other words, he did it the right way.

It's been said that you only get one chance to make a first impression. Criss has definitely made his. He would have to take a huge step backwards to regain any credibility in Vegas. Most people in the local market that depend on tourism dollars for their livelihood don't have the best view of him.

lol... If only you could have grabbed him a few years ago and slapped some sense into him, I think the ideas could have worked!
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Lance was in a successful show right? He was not noted as the primary reason it failed was he?
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Exactly! Criss could have learned a lot from him.
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Exactly! Criss could have learned a lot from him.
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It's crazy to think, but Lance has been in Vegas for almost 30 years. Didn't he arrive around 1981 or so? Fresh from The Tonight Show, he drove a beat up old car and lived in a crummy apartment on West Sahara. But you're right, he took his time. He changed his act very slowly when he was at The Tropicana. The 12 minute act evolved, then he added the sword fight and I think one other illusion. It was only after years of being there that he moved to the Hacienda and then ultimately where he is now.

Yeah, Vegas is a tough town. It's unforgiving and everything in it is disposable. If they are going to knock down landmark casinos that made the town famous, they'll kick out ego-driven magician in a second.
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On 2009-05-22 22:16, Domino Magic wrote:
Didn't he arrive around 1981 or so?


I think he was at the Body Shop in '80 so that seems about right. He took his time and paid his dues, no way around it! That's why I give him so much credit for going through that discovery phase of creating his own image. It takes YEARS but it does pay off.

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Yeah, Vegas is a tough town. It's unforgiving and everything in it is disposable. If they are going to knock down landmark casinos that made the town famous, they'll kick out ego-driven magician in a second.


I can't think of an example but I hope you're right.
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