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.
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.