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Jason K.
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What would be the best way to attract, say, 20-30 people for a smaller show as opposed to a much larger circle show?
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I don't see how you can keep it to a small tip if you are working where lots of people are walking. 20 to 30 people is a big tip most places. I would call a small tip 10 to 15 people, but if more people stop, well...
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If you want to keep the crowd small, bring them in very close to your table. Then people in the back wont be able to see, simple. I love working with people right on top of me. it's so intimate. it's a lot of fun and can be a very special energy. And your hat per person will likely be better. It's a lot of fun. "come in close guys, I want you to be very close. It's close-up magic. Please come in, I'm saving my voice for a paying job!"

Off on the road in about 2 minutes...have a great week guys!

Jason K.
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Thanks, I have experience with large shows, but this will a first for me and I am looking forward to it very much.

If you're interested, I'll post what I picked up through experience.
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This is the size show that I've been working with this season. I'd love to hear what you have to say about your experiences.

I have a regular pitch that can accomodate up to 50 or so. Usually the crowd is 15 plus or minus a few and I've done things for 1 or 2 people.

The few times I've gathered a sizeable tip, half walked away without giving anything. But as the wise Kozmo sez: "Your hat per person will likely be better" with a more intimate group. This has also been my experience.

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I did some close-up last weekend for the first time in a long time (on the street). I would come out from behind my table and get people to help.

I have one routine where I get two people to help and I get them from different groups who have stopped. So those two groups will stay making a small crowd which can attract a few more people.

Try that and see how it works! I found having a table between me and the people restrictive, so I got out with the people quite a bit.
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