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Yes~~!
I saw Nate Staniforth's college concert show awhile back. (about 350 in the audience) He did an hour, and carried the props in his pockets. His CLOSER was the Gypsy Thread! He killed with it!
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On Mar 31, 2014, Mary Mowder wrote:
I feel the same way but there are times, like doing strolling in a loud party, when it is very nice to have something totally visual. Gypsy Thread holds up on several levels.

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Ricky jay had a fabulous presentation with it. Smile
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Dan Harlan has a great presentation for it as well!
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So, Dave...is your head still spinning, or are you doing the Gypsy Thread? Smile
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I have the thread and dvd, need some good patter.
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On Mar 19, 2014, Chamberlain wrote:
Lonnie Chevries - Gypsy Floss! Buy his penguin lecture, its packed full of workable material.

Here's Joel Bauer performing a variation of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwDyZylLqhk


I second this! Excellent lecture!
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I have one patter based on string theory, one based on a string of bad luck and silently.

You've bought some versions that you are allowed to use to start with.
It might not be a popular idea but I think it will save some uncomfortableness on the part of early audiences
(and you) to use someone else's general performance as a guide at first.

Do the effect for a while and get comfortable with the handling.
Then think of several things that make a whole in your own life.

If nothing comes to mind from your life just try for the category and
the practice may lead you back to something you would feel natural talking about.

3 Branches of Government
4 seasons
Departments in a company
Kingdoms of living things
members of a family
Teams in a league
Fruits in a salad
members of a band

Pick a couple of interesting directions and give writing a try.

You've heard enough versions so you have some idea of the structures patter lines are apt to take.
The plot can be as simple as the effect or you can "spin a yarn" so to speak.

Your first tries will probably be awkward but you have to work through it or it's going to be "other people's patter" for ever.

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RON SAYLOR of LA was performing at Wizard's Theater in Orlando, FL and I asked him to include his tribute version to Alain Choquette's poetic interpretation found at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1VavZvfPs

of the Gypsy Thread for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary.

A consummate artist and gracious gentleman, he gave them front row seats to his performance and did the routine as if my folks were the only other ones in the room. My mother cried, my father misted up and when thread was finally restored everyone there that night had seen real magic. It was a moment I will never forget (my father passed away not long afterwards) and for which I will be forever grateful to Mr. Saylor for the memory and the lovely metaphor my mother still recalls fondly whenever magic is discussed to this day.
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On Apr 13, 2014, CHRousseau wrote:
RON SAYLOR of LA was performing at Wizard's Theater in Orlando, FL and I asked him to include his tribute version to Alain Choquette's poetic interpretation found at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1VavZvfPs

of the Gypsy Thread for my parents' 60th wedding anniversary.

A consummate artist and gracious gentleman, he gave them front row seats to his performance and did the routine as if my folks were the only other ones in the room. My mother cried, my father misted up and when thread was finally restored everyone there that night had seen real magic. It was a moment I will never forget (my father passed away not long afterwards) and for which I will be forever grateful to Mr. Saylor for the memory and the lovely metaphor my mother still recalls fondly whenever magic is discussed to this day.


That was a beautiful rendition and a reminder that magic can and should make a lasting impact on an audience when done well. Thanks for sharing.
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