Monday, February 4, 2008
SO YOU’RE A GOOD MAGICIAN AND YOU WANT TO BE A BUSKER.
YOUR GONNA HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND SET.
Street performing and magic 2 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS!
The first and hardest thing your gonna have to embrace is that IT DOES NOT MATTER IN THE LEAST HOW GOOD YOU ARE AT MAGIC!
Read it again!
Your magic is useless when you first hit the street!
Let that sink in for a moment and don’t blow it off, think about it!
YOUR FIRST JOB IS TO SELL THEM THE IDEA THAT WHAT YOUR DOING IS INTERESTING AND THAT THEY LIKE YOU. Always be closing them on that idea from beginning to end.
Now stop thinking magic and read that again!
Another thing if you’re a good magician this will be the hardest;
YOU ARE GOING TO SUCK!
Not only that but you are going to have to suck to get any good at this.
Infact if your not sucking out there at some or all points your doing something WRONG! LIKE BRAIN WASHING YOUR SELF THAT YOU DON’T SUCK.
As hard as it was to learn magic it should take the same time and effort learning how to street perform.
You will need to engulf yourself in busking info and huge huge huge time on the street…..stage time is what makes you good at busking, not magic.
In short if you want to be a great street magician you will have to put forth the same effort into street performing as you do your magic and I would suggest since your already good at magic FOCUS ON BUSKING.
The next thing you will need is a “set show.”