Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gazzo? What have You Done?

I am in London right now. And today I went out doing some busking at Convent Garden. Holy crap! Every magician I have seen copied Gazzo's act. I mean there was almost no variation. Same appearance, same tricks, same jokes. They copied everything. These guys had no character. I was hurt.

Why? Well, because it works. It was creepy. They took turns performing. And it was the same act again and again.

I make a bold claim here: They are not in for the magic. They are in for the money. In fact there was no artistry, no creativity, there was nothing that I love about street performing with those guys.

I was shocked. Their skill was decent, but nothing had soul. To me they seemed like empty shells.

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