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Julie
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How about a McCombical Deck presentation (either poker or Jumbo size)?

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On Mar 9, 2019, Julie wrote:
How about a McCombical Deck presentation (either poker or Jumbo size)?

Julie


Thanks Julie that's not a bad suggestion 😊
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There are three that I bring to every wedding - Anniversary Waltz (previously mentioned), rope (previously mentioned), and egg bag (surprisingly not mentioned).

I always bring egg bag and rope to every closeup gig. Always a risk you will be asked to get up in front of everyone. I alway always bring some closeup props to every stage show - a magician is prepared! No matter how well you try to communicate, something can always happen - easy enough to carry a few extra things and be prepared with versatile, visible props.

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Some thoughts:

Chinese sticks-
fairly small to transport, very visual, plays big

Silk to egg with fake explanation.
needs prep work, glass for egg.

Half dyed silk routine-
fairly small to transport, plays big. Whit Hayden and Levent both have work on this.

Bob White's torn and restored napkin.
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Seeing Douglas.M suggestion of torn and restored napkin made me think of Tony Slydini’s Paper Balls.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MLpq9CvN_pA
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Seeing Douglas.M suggestion of torn and restored napkin made me think of Tony Slydini’s Paper Balls.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MLpq9CvN_pA


Great effect. Unfortunately, drunk people have a tendency to yell out ruining effect. So have to be careful with certain types of venues.
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Hi Warren,
For a couple more things that play to a whole room at a wedding but ideas that have not been mentioned so far...
> Cards Across plays to a whole room (see Bill Malone On the Loose)
> Magic Square (see John Archer 'Educating Archer')
> A card silk routine - nice and visual if you have a large card silk and a dupe coloured silk with no card on it
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Thanks for the ideas even if I don't use them you have all gave me something to think about it's much appreciated.
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My vote's on Confabulation. It involves many people, is funny and plays big. If I'm unprepared, I do an impromptu Confabulation with the Social Prediction.
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You could use the jumbo split deck or jumbo comedy split deck with the bride and groom. The cards will demonstrate that the bride and groom are a perfect couple. It's even better with the comedy split deck and matching prediction.
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I was almost, ALMOST going to have a Himber ring as my wedding band, but Stevens was out of my size

That'll play big, long as you can walk around and project your voice

It'll also play small - I've done it walkaround by getting rings from different tables - once the specs accept that you're a performer, they don't try too hard to compare notes afterwards
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Slydini Silks...being able to tie the knot, as it were.

Just a thought!


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Slydini Silks...being able to tie the knot, as it were.



Oh, that’s brilliant. You could generate a lot of fun with that.

If you use Hudson’s egg bag idea, one suggestion would be to consider a final load of a dozen or so sponge eggs. You could build some patter line where the bag is “home” and the appearing/disappearing egg is our ideal mate, who we hope exists but is elusive. Then someday for the lucky ones the illusion becomes real and every aspect of their lives becomes richer and more fruitful.
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When thinking of a question like this I break it down to a list of requirements. This is the list of requirements I came up with.
- Needs to be visual,
- Needs to be easy to follow,
- Possible have no table and no stage,
- Pack small and light,
- Instant set up,
- Also note it may be something I have not practiced or performed recently so needs to be of capable level,

So with this in mind I have come up with,
- Single rope routine based on fiber optics. this is fast pace brain fryer sets me out as a performer,
- 5 Card Opener,I tell a story with this and lots of audience participation,
- And Blank night John Archer. The crowd love this with a chance to win $500,

I would also consider Best EVER Knots Off Silk - Jeff McBride and a classic Egg bag routine.

Hope this helps
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Why is not practiced recently a requirement?
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Why is not practiced recently a requirement?


that was a little left to begin open to interpretation. I meant it as for your regular pieces you probably practice regularly. And perform several times every gig. But a piece of this nature you may not perform as much. So it need to be accessible in that sense. But yeah to clarify only perform stuff that is well practiced.

Sorry for any confusion.
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Whilst Misers dream is a great effect it wouldn't suit my performing style and lacks a certain something for me but thanks for your input.


I'll bet that you haven't seen MY Misers Dream, or MY 20TH CENTURY SILKS!!!
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Anniversary Waltz would be great like others have mentioned, but if you want to think outside the box, I would try The Growing and Shrinking Head Illusion.
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On Mar 5, 2019, FrankFindley wrote:
Some favorite pack small, play big with few angle problems:

Rope: Daryl's rope routine, professor's nightmare, walking knot, linking ropes

Coins: miser's dream, coin in bottle

Cards: invisible deck, Smart Ass

Silks: 20th century silks, color changing silk, Duke's Dye Version

Linking rings


Exc~eept for the rings and a bucket for the MD, you could carry all of that stuff in your pockets! (You don't need a red velvet bag on a stick to vanish an 18: silk
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On May 21, 2019, Dick Oslund wrote:
Exc~eept for the rings and a bucket for the MD, you could carry all of that stuff in your pockets! (You don't need a red velvet bag on a stick to vanish an 18: silk


Let me please point out how amazingly "light" your miser dream set up is! I used to use two d******s until I read and watched your routine. LOL.

The other big point to your Miser's Dream routine is the use of multiple kids. This is a gold mine for PR. We magicians get to do something many other performers don't, make others stars. Parents LOVE this. At a wedding or other type of party each parent is going to be having their phone/camera out taking pictures and video of their child's moment in the spotlight. Then they are going to share this far and wide with famly and friends. When they have a party who do you think they are going to call? Some random name in the phone book/online or the magician they know will produce a fun time and make their young one a hero?
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