I'll be the first to admit it, I go a little over-the-top with some of the video demos I do. Just sort of happens.
For example: did I have to dress up like royalty and dance around in the Baroque Deck demo just because their tag line is "Cards for kings"? Stronger men than I may have been able to resist, but not me. I absolutely had to do that.
Did I have to wear flippers in the Freefall Demo? No. But I did.
Did I have to sing a love song to a small clay figure in the Little Man video demo? Well, the answer to that one is "Yes" I definitely did. Paul Harris asked me to. But that's just the point, when I worked on the Little Man project I already had the reputation as a guy who just can't control his silliness and that's why Paul asked me to do it.
So when a new accessory like the Chain of Silks comes into the warehouse, I can't just put a photo and text description on the website and call it a day. I have to--HAVE TO--make a fool of myself.
This actual photo of me as a child illustrates how deeply embedded this silliness is in my blood:
As you can clearly see, it was inevitable that I would take an accessory that works perfectly fine in a children's birthday party setting or in a classic stage production and force it into a modern street magic style video.
Take a deep breath, and enjoy:
If you perform at birthday parties or on stage I highly recommend the Chain of Silks. It's a classic that always gets a good response. But if you're a street performer and you're thinking of using this, just make sure you're doing it ironically.
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