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TonyB2009
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Although I don't come on here to sell products (like some, particularly in the mentalism sections) I will use this opportunity to promote my last book. By a major publisher, Penguin. Came out at Christmas and did well: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Killer......s+killer

Howie, bluster and hot air aside, I hope you enjoy the magic book.
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Tony; I would very much like to put the bluster and hot air aside; but you continue to come up with the most preposterous statements in your posts.
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My kids would never have gotten this! Because I never had that much money ha ha. I think it sounds great. I cannot fault the entertainers for making a living. And the parents are giving the kids some great memories. But, alas, I am not the target demographic.
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Parents with more money than sense.....and clearly, there is a dearth of real children's entertainment in the area, or none of this would fly. Why would anyone spend $350 an hour for bedtime stories, if there were the option to have an interactive magic and story show, which would surpass a mere reading in every conceivable way? I presume such shows simply don't exist there.
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Each year in the resort in Lapland where I perform people pay over 100E for Mrs Claus or one of the elves to come in and read a ten minute bedtime tale. They are getting a second rate product and paying through the nose for it. I don't understand it myself.
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Is it a Swedish resort, by any chance?

Håkan
TonyB2009
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No, Hakan. I have been on the Swedish border (Muonio) but generally I am right in the middle of Finland.
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On the other hand, I have learned much from talented story tellers from around the globe.

These include traditional story weavers as well as talented drama therapist.

I've mentioned lately that I have been working with one of the latter.
She not only weaves great tales, she builds wonderful sets and costumes both for her actors that accompany her as well as spontaneous kid actors.

Harris
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Looking at the amounts in the first few paragraphs

$175 an hour for limo service. Around £100. Seems reasonable considering they have a car to run and service.I'd struggle to get motivated to a kids shows for that kind of cash with only me to pay. The other things on offer seem a little extravangant but they are obvously catering for families with bigger budgets. Seems like a good thing if peoples expectations are that quality entertainment has a price.
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I have worked in Castle like homes on Lake Tahoe, and at Homeless Missions in the inner city.

Both got my best. My payment was just as valuable in both places.

Harris
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Same here, Harris! I remember Frances Marshall mentioning this in "KID STUFF" 50 years ago.

Rich or poor, physically or mentally challenged, they all get the best show possible under the conditions.
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First thing I did when I visited Chicago back in the 70's was to go to there shop.

(but as "Bongo" said, I digress, from the topic)
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Just use discretion before digression! heehee

I'm finding this thread most interesting. (I think, though, that I was "born too soon"!

The last b'day party that I did, was a "pick up" date in New Orleans, a couple years ago, that I did for my pal Irwin Royes TWGM (the world's smallest magician). The client called Irwin, who was already booked, so, I picked up a quick yard and a half, for 30 minutes. It was a "HARRY POTTER" themed party for fifteen 12 year old boys. (No "kiddie" tricks!!!) They got 30 minutes of the high school show. Several adults asked about my availability, but, I was heading back to Michigan.
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