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templemagic
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Hey Guys,
Would you say that it is a good idea to perform the Multiplying Martini Bottles on the streets (I am talkin about performing an act on the streets - not David Blaine walk about style street magic) or is it too big. I thought it would make quite a good finale.

What is your opinion????
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Raymond Singson
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I perform a variation of this effect in my own act. I use shot glasses instead of martini glasses, and it seems to play well with people. As long as you have fun with it, I'm sure other people will too. You can check out my routine below.

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Peter Marucci
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While it would, indeed, make a great closer, I think it would be a little risky to do at such close range.
The differing sizes of the bottles would be apparent, as would the fact that they are not glass.
And the audience is too close to easily prevent them from grabbing the props.
But, if you can find a way around these problems, then go for it.
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KirbyC
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I read your sig and noticed it said "YOUNG CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR 2001-2002". I'm 16, and it seems quite unnatural to me to have a young person (under 18) doing tricks with alcohol paraphenalia, sort of like when a 15 year old does cigarette manips. Just a thought, but do what suits you I guess.
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Drinking laws are different in the UK.
If it plays big, play it really big.

Remember spread out your crowd a bit for your finish, give yourself space,

this will:

1. Give you the space you need between you and your audience to pull it off, and...

2. Gives you a larger front row, more people can see you. Most of your tips will come from the front row so the bigger the better (within reason of course)

I like to see bigger stuff on the street. It makes magic "real".
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J_C
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In case you were wondering, the UK laws state:
18 to drink alcohol
16 to smoke tobacco
Paul
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I agree with Peter, I would suggest you don't use it on the street. The bottles are a great target for the yobs we get on British streets. People would be close enough to see they are not real bottles and resetting would be a problem if people are about.

Plus it was exposed by Tommy Cooper on the 50 Greatest Magic Tricks the other night. He finished by lifting two bottles straight off two glasses.

To be honest I don't think this trick fools many anyway. They look on it as a comical sketch and see it as being entertaining in that respect. I think magicians are kidding themselves with this effect.

With some sets you are able to pour a drink from one bottle, which may throw a few people off track, but I've never seen anyone do that! Smile

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