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Ado
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51 cards to pocket. I think it's a good closer.

P!
MagiCol
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"I am merely trying to state that different is GOOD!" I agree, KendallScot.
The presentation makes the magic.
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Spellbinder's Version of Duke Stern's Dye-version is pretty awesome when done on the street. You might think reloading that big silk streamer would be a hassle afterwards, but not when it is basically reloaded as you are gathering it in and the production of it high in the air over everyone's heads is a real neck twister introduction for the next performance. You don't even need to use the streamer on every show- alternate with a chain of silks and/or a chain of flags of all nations. Spellbinder's Dye-Version Version can be found in The Wizards' Journal #17.
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Thank you Kendalscot, I like to watch people grow! Keep on keeping on.
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I just uploaded a video of my closer to YouTube. I'm also going to start a separate thread with it to get some feedback:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNFHIsDChg

If the link does not work, search for "Busking Pearl Street Mall"

This is by far not my best performance which is why I had not posted it before. My act is a lot better now and I have a great antique case I work out of. Two interesting issues I dealt with... The kid in black shorts standing there with his arms crossed had seen my show and was bound and determined to "figure out how it's all done" He was also determined not to laugh but I crack him up a lot! Also the lady standing right behind me on the cell phone was very distracting. I love that part of Busking! Always keeping me on my toes! I also borked up my hat line pretty bad... I forgot half of it and put it in way too early. Live and learn...
Kendall Scot

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Nick W
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Instead of racking your brain thinking of the trick your going to do as a closer, you can think of the reaction you want. an old street pro told me you can end with the audience roaring in laughter, or end with their jaws dropped because of some display of skill. this old pro was not a magician...
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Dick - I just watched a couple videos of the "Egg, Tray, and Glasses". That's great! Thanks for bringing that to my attention! It doesn't look too outdoor friendly (with wind and all) but I could be wrong. I'm gonna play with it and I think I've got a spot for it in my indoor show.
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G'day Kendall

I looks like you are enjoying your magical journey - yes that is a closer (the video you shared above)- entertaining and I reckon that there is value in the noise that accompanies the ending - I would be interested to see how it has developed and how you present it differently now.

Bob Latta (aka Troppo Bob).
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After a 20 year hiatus from busking, I am doing it again. Where I am busking it is mostly parents and children under 14. I end with my version of Capharts misers dream. It is not the hardest hitting routine I do, but it is very solid and better yet, it deals with money and putting money into my can. Could you ask for a better lead up to passing the hat (or in my case "can")?

I think in a paid gig it is good to close with your strongest routine, but when busking I also want to loosen those wallets, and this seems to do the trick for me.
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KendallScot I like your ending a lot very visual and the idea its not done under cover I would push more. As Bob mentioned the audio sound is great as well.
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
KendallScot
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Thank you Yellow... or shall I call you "Mr. Custard"?
:-)

I'm working on the re-do of the routine now and hope to try it out this weekend on Pearl Street Mall. I'm hoping to have it down by then. If I can get a decent video of it, I'll post it.
Kendall Scot

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"I drank WHAT?""
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