Yet I love magic. Good magic is more about good magicians than good tricks…. Read this excerpt from a great post by Steve Pellegrino:

“If you do the Linking Rings, you are doing what 90% of all the other magicians are doing – in the audience’s eyes. Once you take the rings out, people know what’s going to happen because chances are they’ve seen another magician do it. So just the fact that you’ve included the effect in your repertoire makes you look like every other magician.

What we have to learn is how to make the show about the experience and have us, the performer, be what the audience goes away liking first, the magic second. Bill Malone is the perfect example of that. You remember the person before you remember the magic.”

Nice Job, Steve