Can Magicians Be Related To Food?
I realise this is a bizarre way to start a blog post but I was asked to do this by a friend of mine. She thought I wouldn't be able to write an article about magician's being like food. I thought I could. This is where we ended up.
Please excuse the random nature of this post. This does leave me in a tricky position though. When I decided to do this article I had no idea what I was going to write about, I just knew I had to do it.
So, here we go. I want to start with what food you don't want your magician to be.
There are some magicians that are like celery. Celery is well known for using up more calories in the chewing process than the calories you gain by eating it. Not only that, it's generally perceived as a particularly dull vegetable.
Too many magicians are like this, hard to watch and a little dull. The problem is that while the magician may be a celery, what the celery is doing is like a Hawaiian Pizza. It's doing things that really shouldn't work but yet do.
This is the inherent issue with magic. You can perform like celery but by doing something impossible people can skim over the bland performance. That is until you see a more engaging performer. Celery is very rarely enjoyed on its own. You often need to put it with something. Perhaps hummus, or another dip of some kind, just to make it more interesting.
In this case, the dip is the magic. The magician needs the magic to be entertaining. Too many magicians will rest on the fact that the magic will do the job of keeping people excited.
This becomes apparent when a spectator interrupts them. It throws them off course entirely. Celery only really works when it's with something. That something, in most cases, is better and more exciting than the celery itself.
When it comes to booking your magician you don't want the magic to be the highlight, as backwards as that may sound. Of course you need high quality magic but the most important thing is the entertainment value.
Some of the best magicians in the country are good magicians but amazing entertainers. That's their forte. That's what makes them special and that's why they are some of the best.
So, you need to avoid the celeries of the magic world.
Beyond that it is really your choice. It very much depends on what your favourite is. Some people love a beef wellington while others really like brazil nuts.
Neither one option is better than the other. You can choose a 'cheeky chappy' magician for your wedding day if that's what fits into your day, or you can book an elegant magical artist, or anything in between. Both are great and both excel at what they do. You just need to find the one that suits your taste buds the best.
A really weird one this week but as I said, it was a challenge from a friend.
I hope it made sense and you got some value from it. Let me know your thoughts.
All the best,