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jiayi
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Not sure if this has been discussed. Does anybody have any good ideas where and hide it outdoor when you are doing picnic shows etc?

thanks!
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I use a few black sheets for backdrops etc. and usually have a couple of extra, so I just cover it up as best I can with black sheets and then put it as far out of sight as possible. The facilities are different at every outdoor show I do, so I just scope it out when I get there and see what I can do.
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Duct tape and many, many leaves and branches = tree! Smile

Agree with Gordyboy; you may not know until showing up at the event/venue, if/how you can use the Biggest Wand.

But if you are willing to travel with extra gear, a collapsible backdrop is a good suggestion - just be sure to weigh down the curtains to avoid unintentional windy exposure of your props!
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Could inflating it be a part of your show? A box marked 'in case of emergency' or some such. Just askin'
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I have yet to use it at outdoors.

This really is more of a "Stage" Prop and most outdoor venues are not ideal for the Biggest Wand.
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I only use them on Stage. I don't what them to see them at all before hand. Just takes the surprise out of it. Most outdoor events or parties the kids are already there so it is hard to set them up without them seeing them.
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What Brad said! Smile
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I'll be using mine for the first time this week at a festival. I'm planning on covering it with two sheets, and hiding it behind the stage I'll be working in front of. I'm making up signs to tape to the sheets, so no one tries to place anyhing on top, or, worse, tries to sit on it....

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Yes Ken, that would be BAD! Smile
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Inflate it onstage. roll it up in the bag it came with - which is also big enough to hold a small 12 volt (buggy) battery and the coleman 12/240 vlt pump. I've only done it once, but it resulted in laughter for the full 30 seconds it took to blow up, and then a rousing cheer at the end.

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Under the "be ready to pack heavy" department, I'm thinking gas-powered post hole digger and a blanket.
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Use double-stick tape to hide it behind the elephant you'll disappear later Smile
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On 2009-07-17 11:37, stempleton wrote:
Use double-stick tape to hide it behind the elephant you'll disappear later Smile


I prefer Velcro to double stick tape. It's reusable!;D
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I love your idea Own. for emergency only press here. and the wand inflates.
If you have just done a trick that the other wands didn't work then I think that would be really funny.
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I did one last week and I hid it in the persons house ... it was a little far away from where the show was outside but I made it a big deal that the wand was only used in an emergency situations and kept talking and making noise as I got it .... it actually work out very well and made it more important ....
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Somehow, I think inflating the wand in front of the audience would diminish the impact of the Biggest Wand. Though, I'm not anti- the idea. But how would you routine the inflating bit, and wouldn't it be too slow?
I prefer to hide the wand behind my backdrop, then I wave the top of the wand above the backdrop before it comes out in full view. I don't have a suitable backdrop for outdoor use, except when I use my pirate tent (gazebo). I have it with me, and if the outdoor venue has a suitable place to hide the wand, I might use it. But other wands are still funny, the breakaway wand, popoff wand, and Derek Rutt's Wand to Snake, are all firm favourites too.
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I just recently purchased a backdrop, and found that even a slight bit of wind will send it over. But if I just raise it up 2-3 feet, it stays put just fine, and this works fine for hiding the wand. I will only use it, though, if I can inflate it out of sight of the kids. If they see it prior to the show, the surprise is ruined. Once inflated I cover it with a couple of 'The Incredibles' fleece blankets - a bit of the middle still shows, but since it is behind the backdrop, no one is the wiser. The backdrop allows me to use it in many more situations than I could before, and is really a great investment.
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