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Bobcape
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Recently I had a show at a nice resort for a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary and the wife’s 50th birthday. There were about 70 people there. I strolled for about an hour and a half and then did a short stand-up set. The son that booked me, asked me to do something special and “touching” for his parents. After a suggestion from Scott Alexander (thanks Scott), I wrote a nice script for a short rope routine ending in a C&R with the husband and wife holding the ends. The script was about couples starting off as two separate individuals, (cut the rope), then forming a union, (tie the knot), and finally growing together as a couple until they become one entity, (restore the rope). My last lines brought the couple together and ended in a toast from the guests. It got a wonderful response, a standing O’, and brought tears to the wife’s eyes. And no, I didn’t kick her in the shins! I got a nice tip from both the husband and the son in addition to my fee and I collected a lot of business cards. All in all it was a great show.

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That was a great story.

May I use the routine?
Any patter points you would like to share??

Thanks,
Bruce
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Bobcape
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Please do, Bruce. That's why I posted it. The technical aspects are simple as you can guess. As far as the patter, mine focused on the two honorees and their accomplishment of 25 years of marriage. I didn't include any humor or "me" statements or anything embarrassing and I ended with a very short poem. I also intentionally s-l-o-w-e-d down so they could enjoy everyone's attention. I'm sure that you can come up with something that will work well for you and your event. Best of luck and let us know how it goes.

Bob
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Bob,

That is a wonderful story. I try to so something to touch emotions when I perform at weddings. Somehow I never thought of doing anything for anniversaries.

I love this!

Mike
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Bob,
When I first started reading your post I thought "here we go, another Anniversary Waltz."
It was refreshing to hear your connection of C&R with the couple's relationship.

I love effects that bring tears to the woman's eyes. (even if I have to kick em in the shins) Smile
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On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
Recently I had a show at a nice resort for a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary and the wife’s 50th birthday. There were about 70 people there. I strolled for about an hour and a half and then did a short stand-up set. The son that booked me, asked me to do something special and “touching” for his parents. After a suggestion from Scott Alexander (thanks Scott), I wrote a nice script for a short rope routine ending in a C&R with the husband and wife holding the ends. The script was about couples starting off as two separate individuals, (cut the rope), then forming a union, (tie the knot), and finally growing together as a couple until they become one entity, (restore the rope). My last lines brought the couple together and ended in a toast from the guests. It got a wonderful response, a standing O’, and brought tears to the wife’s eyes. And no, I didn’t kick her in the shins! I got a nice tip from both the husband and the son in addition to my fee and I collected a lot of business cards. All in all it was a great show.

Bob



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Dude... I'm so gonna do this for my parents wedding anniversary... Thanks bob... It brought tears even to my eyes. and I'm only 23
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Thank you for sharing this with the community. A very touching story.

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I bet those people will remember you as long as they live - in a very good way too . . .

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I saw this couple again at an event yesterday. The wife told me that they put the knot in their scrap book along with a photo of the three of us. She said she would send me a copy of the photo. They had already sent me a very nice thank you card. I hope I have another opportunity to perform this again.

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Congratulations on a very classy and meaningful routine. Your presence madthe evening special, memorable and entertaining. Isn't that why we perform magic?
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Bob-

Great story & routine-Well done!

So nice to hear of a show that touched adults! with meaning,Good magic that was tastefully done-Restore faith that not all Magicians are seen only to perform for kids!

Cheers
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Really liked this one.
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Congratulations!

Sir, at that moment when you touched the woman's heart, you were on par with the Greats (Copperfield, Henning, Houdini etc.) because this is what all GREAT Magicians do...

They touch our hearts...

That Sir,is the REAL Magic...

Congratulations again!

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I enjoyed reading it, and this trick holds great significance in peoples lives. It is good to see that you have touched someone in souch a sensative way through your magic!
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Waw realy great story ,thanx for sharing it with us.
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On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
...and I collected a lot of business cards.


The magic was good and all but,
aren't you supposed to give business cards away? Smile
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That was cool. Clever idea...I can imagine why she cry.
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Bobcape
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On 2005-07-18 07:29, Mishel wrote:
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On 2004-09-19 14:52, Bobcape wrote:
...and I collected a lot of business cards.


The magic was good and all but,
aren't you supposed to give business cards away? Smile


Actually I feel that a business card given to me by someone that is interested in a booking has a lot more value than cards that I hand out. I don't have to wait for a call back, I initiate it.

Bob
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