• 01/02/2023

Does it Matter Who Does the Magic Trick?

Does it Matter Who Does the Magic Trick?

The magic that you see magicians performing today is really
truly amazing. It seems like every year the bar is being raised
to put the challenge on the rest of the magic community to come
up with the next “big thing”. Magic shows are getting bigger;
they’re getting more elaborate; they’re getting extreme. But is
bigger always better?
Think about it. What would you rather see, David Copperfield on
stage performing one of his unbelievable elusions with all the
lights, pretty assistants, and fire and smoke or some ordinary
Joe walking up to you on the street and asking you to pick a
card, any card?
What’s your first reaction? Of course, who wouldn’t want to go
see David Copperfield? He is the man, well known for all of his
mind blowing magic that he has performed on stage and seen by
millions on TV. Hey, if I was asked this question, I’d be the
first to admit, I would choose David Copperfield in a heartbeat.
But let’s take a step back and think about this question, David
Copperfield or Ordinary Joe. You’ve got the glamour versus the
struggling street performer. Why would we choose Copperfield
over Ordinary Joe? Is it because we know what Mr. Copperfield
can do and we know whatever he does is over the top and we will
enjoy it? Most likely, but what about Ordinary Joe? Why not
give him a chance?
If you really think about it, do you know what this Ordinary Joe
can do? Nope. So maybe it may be more exciting to see what he
can do over Copperfield. Just maybe this Ordinary Joe has
something that you and the rest of the world have never seen
before. He may even have the next “big thing” in magic.
Maybe Ordinary Joe isn’t so ordinary after all. Now that I have
put this perspective into your mind, I’ll ask the question
again, Copperfield or Ordinary Joe? It’s still a tough sell,
isn’t it? We are still drawn to the glamour and lights of
Copperfield because we know what he can do, he is a proven
entertainer.
You may be asking yourself, so what is the point in all of this?
My point is that David Copperfield use to be that Ordinary Joe
and now look at him. He is far from ordinary. So next time,
take the time to give that Ordinary Joe a chance to show you the
magic he can do because he could be showing you the next “big
thing”. In the end, magic being performed by some one on the
street or on some big stage, it is still magic and that’s what
counts.