Memorable Close Up Magic
Nov 13. I have been performing close up magic at the Grand Hyatt Sunday brunch for almost 4 years now. Sometime I wonder if the magic I perform actually leaves memories with the audience.
This week I had an encounter confirming that the experience of magic can last for a long time. I perform an effect where a borrowed coin is initialed with a permanent marker, the coin vanishes and reappears inside my wallet inside a sealed envelope. The participant has the choice of a long mystery or short mystery.
With the short mystery they open the sealed envelope right away and validate that it contains the coin with their initials. The long mystery is not to open the envelope, this way the experience of mystery last as long as they have the envelope because they don’t know if it is really their coin.
Last Sunday I was asked to perform for a group of about 14 people in one of the private rooms at Mezza9. Some of them had seen me before and one of the teenagers (about 15-16 years old) actually brought the sealed envelope from the previous performance, which was 5-6 month ago. She had never opened it. This Sunday she did – the mystery did last for a long time.