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All the experience sometimes won't help when the unexpected happens.
During one of my Holiday performances, my helper tossed the 2 ring link set into the audience. Luckily, it didn't strike anyone. The 2 link set was the 8 inch made from aluminum.
I've been using the rings with children for many years and never had the happened before. Well, there is always a first time.
Tricky Ricky
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There is and incident still horrifies today. The time my helper, for some unknown reason, pulled down his pants and mooned the audience!
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I had a little girl pinch my butt during a show.

I knew her mom and the mom thought it would be funny.

The mom thought it was hilarious.
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If stuff happens like that with pros ya just know anything can happen. Kerosene ya on your toes lol.i had a kid pee while on stage. I quickly finished the trick. Quietly told them the plan. Then I went to the back of the room. Had everyone turn around to do a fun interactive group trick and the kid made a dash off stage. No one knew he had the accident.
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Wow, those are some horror stories.

I had one child (about 8-10 years old) break my wooden magic wand in half over his knee. That was a first.

I had no issue telling him that wasn't a proper way to act in publick, so I just sent him back to his seat and selected someone else.
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Happens to everyone eventually Ricky.

thanks for sharing. Hand Crafted Magic
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Yeah, some kids have impulse control issues. I don't let kids handle delicate props and puppets, but once in a blue moon they will grab a prop right from my hand and damage it on purpose. A few times a kid grabbed Rocky the raccoon (or just the tail), and ripped out the tail (super-glued it back). Sometimes when some disruption happens, I say "this doesn't happen to David Copperfield!"
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Dan, When I used Rocky the Raccoon, I used a magnet to connect his tail on just so this would happen! Kids think it is hilarious.
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