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My wife and I went to Las Vegas as sort of an anniversary trip; well, as much as that can be with a six-year old along. I don't gamble, so she snuck off to hit the casinos after my son fell asleep. Anyway, we did manage to see Nathan Burton's Comedy Magic show, and my wife got us seats front-row center Smile Excellent show.

My son almost didn't want to go. We found out the opening act had people in masks, and he immediately wanted to go back to the hotel; clowns and masks freak him out. Fortunately, the ushers let my son and my wife stay in the lobby, then come in just before the main show started. Even so, he was holding his hands over his face for part of it- frightened at what might be under various covers. Eventually, he warmed up to it, and Nathan even asked him to help with one trick and make sure a paper bag was empty. By the end of the show, he exclaimed it was the best show ever, and was glad he'd gone.

Afterwards, I went to the Houdini Magic Shop in New York New York, while my wife and son went to the arcade- he loved the arcades. (Halfway through the trip, I realized those things are grooming future gamblers- play a game, win some tickets. Yay.) Anyway, the magic shop had masks in it, so my son wouldn't go in. But he was delighted when he saw I'd bought some tricks for him, including his own magic wand, and some Spirit Lights. (For myself, I bought The Raven, though I haven't played with it yet. In the past, I've mostly fooled around with parlor tricks, and think it's time to work on my sleight-of-hand.)

However, as much as he wants to learn magic, he still doesn't really seem to get the idea that he needs to practice it. Sigh. Guess it's going to be a while before I'm building him illusions in my garage workshop.
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I bought my first "Scotch and Soda" at the Houdini Magic shop. They were really pushing the invisible thread hard at the time.
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I went in there, but I didn't get anything. They said the one at the Ventian was better, but I didn't get a chance to go there. Planning another trip, hopefully next year, and we'll see how that goes.
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Was in Vegas a few weeks ago, and stopped in a Houdini's shop in Hard Rock Café area. Was pleasantly surprised at the variety they had. Most was for beginner or kids but a nice selection of books and some advanced tricks. Ended up buying some spirit lights as they are different than d'lites and used them at a dinner later that night. Kid working the shop had great handle bar mustache and did great job pitching material to the kids and tourists in the shop.
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If it's any consolation, neither of my kids showed any interest in learning magic. They love when I show tricks or did shows for their friends, but they never got the bug to learn. Which is fine...we always encouraged them to find their passion and follow it...it just wasn't magic.
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I probably should have picked up Scotch and Soda. The Raven won't be getting as much use right now since it's still too warm for undershirts.

Reminds me, I need to clean out the garage and pull out my steamer trunk full of props. Got a TT or two in there to practice with, plus a Zombie and some other fun stuff.

Anyone else got an old box full of magic props they haven't opened in a while? Whatcha got hiding in there?
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And I ended up buying a Scotch and Soda; should get it today. Man, I need to pull out that trunk- it's got my stash of half-dollars inside (perfect for big hands to palm.)
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