Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Here we go again!
The attention span is set low due to the decades of TV. The ability to process information has risen due to the decades of Internet information abundance. Therefore I assume my spectators are well equipped to handle the speed and still enjoy it.
However I have tried to go a little slower in the past few weeks. And you know what? No fucking difference. The reactions are the same. So it all comes down to personal choice again. Do I want to show a lot or is my repertoire limited?
I do not want my spectators able to remember every single trick. I want them to remember that they had a great time. There is only one trick that I do that I want people to remember in detail. And that is my Coins Through Table routine. And I am very, very humble saying that my routine is the god damn best routine in the world, overshadowing every single published routine in history. (I only get certain bookings, because I promise to do that one routine.)
So that is the only routine I want them to remember, so I work very slow on that one. It is a nice counter point in terms of balance of the whole show.
If you work slow all the time, you have nothing special. If you work fast for one routine to counter balance your show people will feel cheated as they realize that they have seen very little magic.