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alekei
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On 2004-01-30 14:37, Scott Imler wrote:
Yeah the speech after the illusion is great.

Scott


Hello Fellows!
I would like to hear (or read) from all of you who have had this Wonderful expercience, what DC or his team usually says in this After-show Speech.

:thanx:
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I was on stage for "Flying", checking the plexi box. I did get to meet him afterwards and got a signed photo. I didn´t get any real speech, but then again there was basically nothing for me to see as I was never really close to anything.
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I was onstage for 13 but put on a stool downstage to watch it. An assistant knew I was a magician so I didn't lie when asked the media/magician question. Friend was also chosen however and he participated.
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Both times I have seen Copperfield he picked me for something. A long time ago he picked me for the Brick Wall prediction. I spray painted the lamest lion. I still have the completed prediction sheet. The second time I saw him he picked me of all people to hold a scorpion for his scorpion picking the card routine. He made me wear the big rubber gloves. I think any other woman would be leary but I'm sure David didn't know I had dozens of scorpions as pets. Chris Kenner had comped us to the show and after he brought David over to us and said "This is SnakeBabe" He seemed a bit embarrassed but I could have mistaken that for exhaustion as he looked very tired too. I was not asked if I was magician for either. In the past, as a courtesy, whenever a magician chooses my husband to assist he always says his name is David Kotkin, from there it's up to the magician if he wants to continue using him. By the way does anybody know if the rights to the scorpion trick are for sale. I wish I thought of it first.
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David purchased the rights to this effect from a magician in Mexico. Sorry, no other rights are available.
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Can someone please Pm me about 13
RenzIII
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Forget Copperfield, I assisted Melinda onstage in Vegas
before her show closed, she guided me onstage by the hand,hubba hubba.

I totally forgot I was a Magician.
I still haven't washed my hand.
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Anyone who has been part of the 13 illusion please send me a pm
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I haven't seen Melinda's show, but I did get up on stage for Showgirls of Magic. That was fun!!! Very fun.

I never got to be a volunteer in Copperfield's show. The one time I was asked was in Sept 2001 in Las Vegas when he performed some of his very old illusions (because his props were stuck in Mexico). I was asked to participate in the Dancing Ties... but when I told them I was there for an interview after the show, they decided not to use me.

Well, I got the job, so I guess I have pretty much had the best situation you can get when it comes to assisting DC!!

--Jack Smile
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My wife was a DC helper for his "Mindreading Duck" trick (forcing deck ... his version of the "Chattering Teeth" card trick where the newspaper is "chewed " into the shosen card.)

I was chosen to inspect the jail/straitjacket when he was touring right before the "Alcatraz" Special. His assistants were very good at directing me as to where I could or could not inspect the bars.
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On 2004-01-25 08:55, Borack wrote:

Not with DC, but was Amazing Jonathans stooge for 45 minutes !! Smile


Jonathan does not use a stooge
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I was on stage for Melinda, for her car vanish..

Lance Burton for the vanishing Birdcage..

David Copperfield for a few things..13, I caught the ball twice, lol, he recognized me so I was of course a spectator watching the illusion from all sides..That was good enough for me...Although my dad DID disappear in 13, and still won't tell me how it's done! Smile

Back Crack- Where david gets spun around in a barrel and his bottom half stays where it is. Pretty neat trick.

Few others I can't think of...That's all for me!
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I am the guy who invented the scorpion trick, here in Mexico. All the rights are property of DC. I only have the right to perform it in my live shows and Latin television. By the way he is a great person, and Chris Kenner is the nicest important guy I ever met.
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On 2004-03-03 02:05, half-beard wrote:
...and Chris Kenner is the nicest important guy I ever met.


Although he has an unhealthy interest in Bertram coin effects...!
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Several experiences:

I was picked to inspect the Plexi-box the first time I saw flying. It was around 1992. I had been comped in by Tim White, Copperfield's illusion manager at the time. (pre-Chris Kenner)

In the mid 90's my wife and I were used for the names on the Graffiti wall.

Last April, I was chosen to go on stage to hold the postcard for Portal. Later, at the end of the show, my wife was chosen for 13. It was a great night.

We both agree that Lotto is our favorite routine in the show.
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My father has been selected for 13 also.
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I was onstage for 13 and like most others it was a incredible experience. I was one of the two witnesses so I didn't vanish, but perhaps can agree it was not difficult to know how it was done with the noise and lights moving ( if you watched closely). Perhaps the most important issue for me is his showmanship. With out a doubt his style and charisma are out of this world! While I knew exactly how he bvanished the girl and the base was't all that deceptive when onstage, all of that didn't really even matter as his passion and personality completely dominated and you were left going WOW! I only hope at some point I again have the priviledge to share the stage with him again!
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Witnes, not vanished here also.
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Hi folks I like many others would like to know what the after show private speach is so please PM me if you like but I am very keen.
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It's amazing to see how popular assisting for "13" has become among magicians! Although I never helped D.C., I did get a rather "personal" phone call once (only once) asking 2 questions of me. (No, not the media/magician questions. LOL)
I was asked why I didn't accept an invitation to go backstage after a New York performance, and a "volunteer" situation involving the "Sofa Levitation", which I graciously declined. I have always enjoyed his presentations, but to be honest, the borderline "blatent lies" have kept me from becoming a hardcore fan. The "Statue of Liberty", "Great Wall", and "Grand Canyon" illusions (or should I say over-rated F/X) kind of left a bad taste in my mouth regarding ethics, since he has enough talent where he didn't need those stunts.
Just my 2 sense worth.

Matt
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