Magician parties are very common. This can be a party where magicians gather for social reasons and have entertainment which can be magic in nature. The busman’s holiday!
The first thing you need to know about magicians is that they are always working! If they meet in the street it is not unlikely that one will escape a pack of cards and show another the most recent card move Taikuri Turku. Blackpool hosts a conference once a year where two thousands magicians descend on the town showing each other tricks in the hotel bars before early hours.
True magicians are enthusiastic about the intricacies of method. How a trick works and the endless variations of method which can be invented to reach the exact same end. So magician parties will inevitably mutate into small groups all showing each other their latest creations.
In regards to entertainment there are lots of options, singers, comedians, ventriloquists etc, however the magician is likely to stay safe. Consequently magician parties normally have magicians to entertain.
Sometime ago I went along to Blackpool to celebrate a friends fortieth birthday. Crazy golf in the morning and numerous fast stomach churning rides in the afternoon. Even as we were searching for somewhere to own tea one noticed a poster for a magic show. As it simply happened the afternoon performance was about to begin and without question my friends, all magicians, made for the box office.
It had been a truly awful show and I could see no basis for spending my free time watching something where I learned nothing. Maybe it is the exact same in other professions maybe singers gravitate towards the Karaoke Bar and dancers the west end musical.
Magician parties are by nature filled up with magic and props but comedians are rather different.
Magic is a fantastic art however it can be limited to a few things which can be achieved within the framework. Comedy is much more flexible. The kind of people interested in comedy are inquisitive free thinking people. They consider the world around them and discuss it. They tend to be mature people who have strong opinions, although often wrong and biased.
I have driven comedians a huge selection of miles without talking about comedy at all. Politics, relationships our personal histories all took up time however the structure of a joke was hardly mentioned.
I really like magicians and I really like magician parties but there’s a preoccupation with magic which I find hard to bear. I do like watching a great magic show, it is quite difficult to get right and when you watch a genuine pro at the job it is very inspiring.
The situation with magician parties is that most magicians are showing you the following best thing. The rehearsal time hasn’t been place in and the moves aren’t quite right. So you see something that is half finished and I would rather see the real thing.