8th February 2014 – Birthday Magician in Wallasey
I’ve performed at Sheridan’s Bar in Wallasey before, when they hosted a sportmans’ dinner with former Liverpool footballer, John Aldridge. Tonight was the big celebration for the landlords birthday and I was specially requested to come back to entertain her friends and family as a Merseyside Magician.
The venue was absolutely packed and loud; never great conditions to have a close up magician working, but it’s one we as magicians frequently encounter and, most quality magicians, can cope with virtually anything – we are supposed to be magicians after all! 🙂
Being loud and cramped changes the kind of material I tend to use. I can’t use any table space and I can’t rely on my lovely (and infrequently hilarious) lines that I
waste spend my days writing. Visual magic is the key to this kind of event; magic that stands on it’s own as strong and direct. In this kind of situation, I tend to use props that can be easily seen and appreciated by everybody, such as rope, coins, cups and balls, that way everyone can see what’s going on without necessarily having to listen to my gorgeous mellifluous tones. I also work hard to develop material that can be appreciated by all ages.
Fortunately, I managed to get round most of the guests before the band fired up (if it was hard to be heard over the chatter, imagine what it would’ve been like competing with a rock band!) and I left with everyone happy, having seen some magic.
Magic can be a great way to entertain your guests before the band or disco gets fired up at your party or wedding. It gets your friends and family in a great mood, gets them laughing and helps breaks the ice – all without you having to lift a finger!
I know that I’m slightly biased, but magic really is a fantastically fun way to interact and entertain your guests at nearly every type of event. It can be performed indoors or out, so you don’t need to worry about the weather. We take up very little space (especially since I’ve started on Slimming World!), so you won’t need a special table or staging for us – unless you want a big show for everyone.