Paid gigs change magician’s views on exposure

March 30th, 2010 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General


Paid gigs change magicians views on exposureThere’s a very fascinating and enlightening read by Andrew Musgrave, of Ye Olde Magick Blogge. As an amateur and aspiring student, Musgrave had some pretty well-developed opinions about the evils of Internet magic exposure. He took on some extra work into his performances to try to avoid spectators getting any ideas and sending them to the Internet for solutions. He even avoided the Ambitious Card Routine because he feared too many already knew about it.

But 50 paid gigs later, the ol’ ACR is back on his performance list:


There’s a certain irony to the fact that it was a failure to fool kids with the Ambitious Card in Korea due to exposure that led me to abandon the trick and take up exposure as a topic of interest, only to end up where I am now, no longer really worried about exposure and actually doing the Ambitious Card on a regular basis for audiences.

The post is well worth the read. What are your thoughts?

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  1. MagicPassion on:

    Paid gigs change magician’s views on exposure: There’s a very fascinating and enlightening read by Andrew Musgrave… http://bit.ly/dAEHLz