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Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbv-JDiKFGw
Regarding the above footage it was all a bit rushed as I had already performed for 2 hours at the Venue when the people you see called me over and asked could I perform for them, had I known it was being filmed (by the wedding Videographer) my performance (not even close to my best) would have been more polished. For the non UK viewers this is what is usually referred to as a Northern accent.
this is the 2nd time I've posted this today, I want to delete the first post but cant(hopefully the Mods can)
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Nice, Mike.
Got to ask, where did you get the jacket from?

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Hi Dave it was from The Blackpool Convention 2 yrs ago I believe the retailer is called Pelican stagewear I bought another jacket (I think its on my website) of a different style at the same time. Hope this helps.
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Did you learn this from a book, or is it something you've created yourself? If its from some type of literature, would you care to share the source?
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A belated 'thanks', Mike. I have bought from Pelican before - didn't recall seeing the jacket there, though.

Thanks, again.

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On Mar 30, 2014, Daveandrews wrote:
A belated 'thanks', Mike. I have bought from Pelican before - didn't recall seeing the jacket there, though.

Thanks, again.

Regards,
Dave


Cheers Dave
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On Mar 30, 2014, Mago! wrote:
Did you learn this from a book, or is it something you've created yourself? If its from some type of literature, would you care to share the source?

Did I learn what from a book?
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Hey Mike, I watched your video a few months ago when I randomly found it on youtube. That video is great and shows exactly how the majority of gigs are (at least how they are over here in the UK) and I think if anyones serious about doing magic professionally they should watch it and see what a real gig looks like (i.e it's not something like a sit down l&l audience!)

I've been in that situation countless times when its well into the evening, people have had a few drinks and they are crowding around you wanting to see more magic, sometimes feels like you're backed into a corner - any long patter or serious mind reading goes right out the window!

Here are my comments - I think Get Sharky would have been better if you had somehow loaded the card in their pocket before the routine, makes it a little stronger. It's a good routine however for strength I think invisible deck would have played better (realise they are 2 separate effects but I'm thinking along the lines of pocket management)

The ring and chain routine was great especially for the kid. Also I wouldn't get a card signed until after I did a trick with it, even if it was just a simple double lift change, impress them first then go into a card signing as the signing can take too much time, especially if they've been drinking and their attention could wane. I would have kept omni deck for the ending so you could move on "well that's me out of cards so I guess I'm done, thanks a lot folks" is a good way to end rather than taking out the deck again and continuing into another card trick.

You coulda milked card to glasses some more by standing beside the girl whilst she was looking at the cards, kinda like the way mike close does it in his routine.

Promystic md.. hmm I know a few guys who swear by this, I think the trick is too good for strolling situations! Its one of the closest effects to real mind reading you can do.. I'd save that for a quieter venue and just stick to quick powerful effects. (plus theres the fear that they might loose it!)

Anyway, great performance and looking forward to more vids from you
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Hi Chamberlain You raise some good pionts
Card in glasses I perform this side by side with the spectator 90% of the time (gets riotous laughter from the spectators)
I hear you regarding Omni better saved till last.
Get Sharkey I would have needed to load 6 different cards onto spectator (besides as you saw in video it goes down a treat when you produce it yourself)
Although I underplayed it on the night don't under estime MD Cube, superb in any setting.
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Hi Mike,

I loved this video, and completely agree with Chamberlain's comments about UK magic gigs. It all looks very familiar.

I'm commenting because I also do nested wallets but never open them so people can see the flaps. I can't believe you get away with it. I'd seriously advise following the instructions about folding them so the flap is underneath as you open each one.

We actually have very similar sets. I perform Get Sharkey with the original one handed patter but now I've seen it, yours could work better in some situations.

Anyway - good job. Thanks for posting.
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This performance was shot after performing for 2 hrs at the same function & one earler in the day I guess I was a little jaded but regarding the Nest of wallets no one has ever called me on it (even though it was the worst false transfer I have ever done)!! Im curious now as to wether or not there is a difference in performing style between the Brits & Americans? I would doubt it but.........You never know. Smile
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I liked your take on Get Sharky and noticed it being used immediately. I like the reveal as it is fast and punchy which is best for a slightly inebriated crowd. I would suggest asking the spectator to simply "open the deck" to a single card and manage that a bit as letting the riffle may create an issue - and also may mistakenly remember one of the earlier cards that flipped by.

Overall great!
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