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Originally Posted on 2/8/08

So I just got done performing at Illinois College and Valparaiso University before that. Had a great time at both.

Valpo was a sibs weekend. Those are always fun and unpredictable. It’s amazing to me how much kids like my act, especially since I don’t do your typical magic act. In this particular show, I asked for a $20 from the audience and a 11 or 12 year old girl, Serenity, had one and wanted to be part of the show. Her reactions were PRICELESS and had the entire audience rolling. I had to stop for a moment to keep my composure I was laughing so hard.

I’m trying out a couple new tables/ stage layouts for my act. Here’s a photo of the stage at Valpo:

The roads in Illinois and Indiana in the winter are really straight and really boring. Nothing against those states – it’s just that they’re so flat. Ohio’s flat — but Indiana and Illinois are moreso. I got bored on the drive:

I got to Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL a little early the next day so I stopped by the local Wal Mart. Never before have I felt so out of place in a Wal Mart. I really felt like I was the only one there not wearing camo. Also I noticed an abundance of bearded folk.

I got to the school and there was a really crazy stage built on top of the normal stage that extended the front out over the first few rows of the audience:

It didn’t matter to me. But I used some of my day-glo spiking tape on the edges to make sure I didn’t trip during the show (ended up only tripping once).

The show went well. The auditorium was HOT (broken thermostat?) but we got through it and on to the next show.

Sidenote: Sometimes I get sidetracked in my show. So here’s how I cheat:

Peace, love, and set lists,

Michael

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Originally Posted on 1/19/08

Hey! I haven’t written anything in awhile, so let me just tell you about some of the things going on lately.

The month of December was great – lots of fun corporate gigs. Sorry I don’t put more info about corporate gigs on my site. It’s just kind of my policy to not disclose the names of the corporations when they book me for a gig. Had another great one last weekend in Columbus.

Before that gig, I met with Slapstik Magazine for a quick interview. We had a good time laughing and talking before my show and you’ll be able to read that piece in Slapstick’s February Newsletter.

Had the opportunity to perform for Penn State University in Abington this week. My trip to Philadelphia went a bit better this time than in November (I won’t get into it, but let’s just say I had an unpleasant experience at the Philly Airport). The crowd at PSU Abington was AWESOME and according to them one of the largest they’ve had. Kudos to the gang there for putting on a good event!

One funny thing to note. I once created a goofy “thank you” graphic to post as a myspace comment when people added me. It was me holding a sign that says “Thanks for not being a douchebag!” Well the PSU Abington people thought it would hilarious to use that on the posters! haha. I can’t believe they did that. But I secretly loved it.

As you can see from my schedule – I’ve got a busy Spring ahead! I think something like 8 or 9 states in February alone — pretty crazy. But I love it! Can’t wait to see all of you at the upcoming shows!

I’d love to show you more photos of my last few shows, but I dropped my camera after the last show and I’m taking advantage of my MacGruber-like instinct and I’m repairing it myself. Hopefully I’ll be able to update here soon! Until then – check out the “Photos from the Road” section of my Flickr account to see LIVE uploads from my cell phone.

Peace, Love and Electronics Repair,
MK

My Flickr Account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentmagic/sets/

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