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I have hundreds of DVDs in my library and I have to say Matthew J. Dowden's "Party Animal" is on the top shelf. I perform mostly restaurants and walk around gigs so if this is you or you would like to "BUY THIS"!!

Matthew performs in a bar/restaurant for real people and you see difficult spectators, those that lose interest in what he's doing and even those that catch him doing something and are not shy about pointing it out to him. Watching Matthew handle these spectators just makes me smile time and time again.

There is so much value in this DVD. Excellent effects and spins on other effects. For example, Anniversary Waltz. Matthew teaches his version for in the hands walk around with no table needed. Another is the Happy Birthday Card effect by Doc Eason where again Matthew teaches a really cool variation. Another worth mentioning is the Chicago Opener. Not much new in mechanics but the presentation is VERY entertaining.

I also like seeing Matthew executing the sleights (no camera angles, you see everything) as he is performing for the patrons. His misdirection/direction of attention is a joy to watch. He even performs a watch steal with the not so easy locking band style watch. Brilliant!! ( two performances on two different spectators)

Everything is taught and explained in detail!

He also goes over many of the moves such as the One Hand Top Palm, Classic Force, The Add-On Move and so much more with his subtleties and touches that are WOW! Little touches that make a big difference.

I would say that this DVD of the hundreds that I own is one of the best. Real people, real reactions, being able to see the moves and executions of the sleights, audience management and best of all Matthew's entertaining style. I give this a 10 plus rating because this is the kind of stuff I love to do. I don't know Matthew Dowden but I'm glad to have his DVD.
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Yep, it's a goodie alright.
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It's one of my favourites as well.
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Its a gem full of workers... On my top shelf too..
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Not a new DVD but agree one of my favorites
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His striking vanishing is perfect.
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