Saturday, April 26, 2008

Another Day at the Office

The Magic business is always challenging, and rewarding at the same time. I fly in and out of a variety of jobs, where one minute I am performing card tricks for the Dali Lama, and the next minute I am performing illusions at MGM Grand. Regardless of location, I am always intrigued by the people I meet. Each performance is a unique opportunity for me to try and engage the audience, entertain, and learn something new all at once. Most of the time I feel successful at this, but, there is the occasional experience that may not result in a positive outcome. One such moment comes to mind, when I ran into Sylvester Stallone, in New York City, at a club, and he wanted to see some magic, so I performed a card trick for him, which he liked, but, then Donald Trump appears out of nowhere, and steals the limelight. Suddenly, I'm performing card tricks for myself. Thats the breaks. Either way, it was a good experience.

I am looking forward to performing at the Time Magazine corporate event. I've been perfecting some new illusions along with fire-eating, straight jacket escape, and others. This should be a fun time. Can't wait!