IMX Las Vegas by Tim Mason

Recently I returned from a magic convention, in Las Vegas, which lasted for a week and was designed to help me improve in my skill, technique and presentation.

One of my favourite moments was when I went up on stage with Jeff McBride (a very famous magician). He came out into the audience with a bucket and a wand and got me to tap on the bucket which made a ringing noise. We did this together all the way up to the stage. He then got me to face the audience and smile … as I was doing that he pretended to walk off stage (the audience were laughing loudly and I had no idea why). We both had a great time up on the stage and I will remember it forever.

Another one of my highlights was competing in the International Youth Magic Championships. I was third to perform on stage.

I got really excited and nervous before I went on stage. Anyway my performance went really well I was soooooooooo pleased. After my performance, when I was in the green room eating pizza, mum ran in and gave me a great big loving hug and said the act was an “11 out of 10.” I was really happy with that!!!!

The next day we went to the closing stage gala where they were going to announce the winner … and guess what … I WON!!!!.  Well I technically came second but there was no first place awarded so I won but I came second (confused yet?).

Unfortunately there was one lowlight … imagine being out on the Las Vegas strip on a 40 degree Celsius day, walking out in the sun for 3 hours with no protection!!! I wasn’t feeling so crash hot as you probably already guessed, I felt faint. Luckily just before I passed out the air conditioned hotel shuttle bus came. “Yesssss” I thought to myself as we got on a quickly as we could. I was feeling a bit better with the air conditioning blasting in my face, but instead of fainting I vomited. At least I felt better after I had vomited but still not a nice fun moment.

IMX Vegas was amazing and magical. Spending time with Mum was even better and I can’t believe how many great people and magicians I met.

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One comment on “IMX Las Vegas by Tim Mason

  1. glenn on said:

    HEY TIM HOW exciting..i still cant work out how you came first when you really came second…sounds like magic to me.And you should have used some magic to make your vomit disappear!!
    saw you on young talent were fantastic!!I know that you are going to be a famous magician.

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