Big Thanks to Brian
I'm a magician in Nagasaki, Japan.
It's wierd, but I have to say that I don't enjoy performing magic as mich as I used to.
When youre an amateur, it's all fun, but once I started doing it for a living... I stopped doing it so much at the bars etc.
Friends would come up to me and say
'hey dude, show us some magic'
and (japanese audiences are pretty spectator vs. magician focused) then they would do everything they could to mess my stuff up.
but watching Scam School made me realize that I could show these people something mysterious or puzzling without doing magic. and along the same lines it made me always have ready magic tricks or puzzles I could 'teach' them -thus letting them let go of the 'competition' involved
I was at an afterparty at a bar I frequent for a stage magic show I did yesterday.
I purposefully walked into the bar with NOTHING.
and the clients who had invited me out asked me to do something after a few drinks.
so I said... well I don't have anything with me, but...
so I took out:
a handful of coins
borrowed a few boxes of matchsticks
borrowed a deck of cards from the bar (I have a deck at that bar that the owner produces when I need)
and I did one card trick, but then just went Scam School
I just did puzzles and bar bets (not all from here, but the feeling)
long story short
the people at the next table were TV producers trying to find a new 15 minute corner for one of their shows.
I have a meeting next week.
I honestly think that had I just done magic... they would have enjoyed it, but I wouldn't have this meeting.
the clincher that got me the meeting, by the way was mirror
the director of the TV show (who was the mirror) said 'THIS is what we need'
So thanks Brian
Hope you find your way to Nagasaki some day
Cuz I owe you a FEW beers
holy crap, thats awesome!
makes me want to come back to Japan to see
anyway we can see the clips if/when they come out?
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