Sunday, October 7, 2007
in the u.s. what size show do i need to survive?
first of all, i will say in europe it didn't seem to matter. it was so good there, a close up card act could feed you.
i heard in other places it similar.
but here in the u.s. different story fellahs.
the sidewalk show or door way act is perfect for the single guy butif you live in the u.s. and got a family to support the sidewalk doorway show ain't gonna work for you, get it out of your head...we've all tryed.
don't get me wrong you can make money but not enough.
your gonna need to do a circle show or at the very least a half circle show...sorry.
i know i call myself a sidewalk magician, thats because i love the doorway act, the sidewalk all of it, i do.
but in this country you can't support a family with it, the side walk ain't big enough and people arn't cultured enough to tip that high consistantly.
if somebody tells you different it's because they're still in the mode of thinking they can make it work i know cuz i was that guy for many years on the sidewalk. but it's simply not true.
the argument that you bang out 2 or 3 shows and make the same as 1 circle show is a myth, it don't work that way.
first of all your puttin out more energy then he is and you can only do so much inna day and the numbers have alot of different ways of not workin out money wise.
now if you book yourself in festivals you might be able to pull it off but it's gonna be up hill all the way.
if you wanna barely scrape by get bigger into a half cirlce or parlor show.
IF YOU WANNA MAKE THE BIG MONEY LEARN A CIRCLE SHOW.
IF YOU WANNA GET EVERYBODY OFF YOUR BACK ABOUT A REAL JOB LEARN A CIRCLE SHOW