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Nick Alexander
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Hello there street magicians world wide. I've come up with a magic street show with a golf theme and I was wondering what people thought of the theme and the trick list. Here's the trick list in performing order:
  1. Golf Balls From Mouth
  2. A Killer Elite-style trick with famous golfers
  3. Healed and Sealed Soda
  4. Dan Harlan's Tea Bag
  5. Finally, Multiplying Golf Balls. I know the MGB are angley but I've got the angles reasonably sorted.
Can't wait to here your cutting feedback.

Cheers TMM
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It ain't the tricks, it is YOU...are you a good entertaining performer?

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The routine sounds very solid, and if practiced (angles and such) should flow nicely, however, where does Healed and Sealed fit into the picture of your patter with golfing?
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It looks solid enough, but seems to lack a "big finish."

What is your goal with this routine? Are you just performing for fun, or will you pass the hat?

If just for fun, then you appear to have a nice balanced routine, although I too would question the Healed and Sealed in a street show. It works OK in a Blaine walk-around magic sort of thing, but setup and reset etc, make it a questionable choice for a street act where you set a pitch and work your routine time after time. And otherwise it doesn't seem to fit into a golf ball heavy routine unless you work it in with patter, "After a long hot round of 18 holes, I always need a drink...but..."

But my real question is if you are doing a street act for money, where are you putting your "hat lines"? How will they know you expect them to pay? Do you really think your ending is strong enough to force open their wallets?

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TMM: I know the MGB are angley but I've got the angles reasonably sorted.

There is no such thing as having angles sorted on the street. If you're doing circle shows, you'll be found out.

That's not saying don't do it. Even Gazzo gets found out on his retentions and loads occasionally but who cares?

The point being, as Pete said, it's about you. Tricks are just an added bonus. If you're really entertaining, it hardly matters if people catch a glimpse ya know?

Good luck!
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Killer Elite with a golf theme??? Are you mad?

Imagine it, "The world's best golfers were sitting in the same room; the silence is deadly. Not before long, everyone's pulled out their hardware; that's golf clubs to you and me, and they are all beaten to death save one..."

I mean, I like it, but is it really appropriate?
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The majority of the patter for the tricks in my planned routine subtly lead towards a hat pull at the end. For example, when I get back to the clubhouse after a long round I like to buy myself a Coke. Unfortunately, however, last week when I did this show I didn't make enough money to pay for that beloved Coke or something along those lines.

Also by saying that my finale is a multiplying golf ball routine is not really the entire finale. Throughout the entire show there is a box in front of me with fake grass on top with a ball and tee and there is also golf club, and I continually promise that for my finale I will vanish one of the three objects implying that it will be the golf club. Then when it comes to the finale I line up for a big swing at the ball, but when the club reaches the tee the ball has disappeared. This is when I discover that the golf ball has fled up my trouser leg and into my pocket, and then it's on with the multiplying balls.

Does that sound like an alright finale?

Also Dr. K.

I was obviously going to change the patter for Golfer Elite from the patter found in the original Killer Elite, however, I do like the idea of Ernie Els bashing Aaron Baddeley over the head with a sand wedge.

Excellent.

TMM
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Wait, you do Healed and Sealed, then tell them you didn't have enough money to BUY a Coke?

Something isn't right here...

Chris
Nick Alexander
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Chris I do Healed and Sealed after I have used the line as if it was a discovery to myself that I was able to do it. Sort of like, "But I saw an empty can crused on the bar and because I do magic I thought I'd try something a little different..." You know.

Ta
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Sounds great! It's great that you have a theme. I think that you should get half a dozen more tricks and then do a show for a golf club! That would be really cool. Smile
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My only objection would be to the golf balls from the mouth. "Mouth magic" is really declassè. Some people actually want to hurl when they see this kind of thing. Are you doing a geek show or a magic show?
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On 2003-11-13 00:45, Pete Biro wrote:
It ain't the tricks, it is YOU...are you a good entertaining performer?

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Pete is right, are you an entertainer and able to perform on the fly? If so then hone your patter and skill and you may have found your niche. Good luck.

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On 2003-11-29 23:13, Bill Palmer wrote:
My only objection would be to the golf balls from the mouth. "Mouth magic" is really declassè.

I agree that some people don't like "mouth magic," but almost anything can be entertaining if it is done in a lighthearted manner. How many top name performers use mouth coils in their acts?

If you play it off like you have no idea where these balls keep coming from it is funny. If you tell them that you swallowed a bunch of golf balls and are now going to regurgitate them it is geek.
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I think you should stick to your dancing. Perhaps do that number from Grease where the guy pours thickened cream all over himself?
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On 2003-11-29 23:13, Bill Palmer wrote:
Some people actually want to hurl when they see this kind of thing. Are you doing a geek show or a magic show?

It seems to me that people wanting to hurl is an emotional reaction--and that's good on my page!
Furthermore I agree that as long as it's done in fun, it's plenty classé.
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Your routine sounds fine. However, the "lines" or what you say to introduce a trick sound a bit pre-thought of. I would definitely just make up the patter as you go. I can mold the patter to the audience at any time and make changes as I go. You never know when a lay person can change it up on you. So always be prepared. That doesn't mean to just wing it. You of course want to have the patter in mind, just re-shape it according to your audience. Smile
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