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You are in a store and someone you like (or love) wants to see some magic, but there is no table around. What do you do?
This took place last night and all i had on me was coins, so i did a Larry Jennings three coins across that needs no table.

But what else is there?

I sometimes have thumb tip and silk, but the person i encountered has seen that.

What else is there?


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Have the person hold out his hands to act as a makeshift table.
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A good idea is to consider where you may be asked to perform and plan ahead - for example if you find yourself in a coffee shop, what is to hand and what can you do with it?  A false transfer can be utilized with many different objects... paper napkins can be substituted for sponge-balls, you could create a simple chop-cup routine with a beaker and a bill, or perhaps you could use business cards and the hummer principle.  Or how about a simple Living & Dead test with a few strips of torn paper?  You could roll up a few bills and do a 2 in the hand, one in the pocket styled routine... and if you employ Psychological Subtleties and Cold-reading skills then you've got a whole host of material available to you.

With coins you could perform a copper/silver routine - or just do a small coin flurry with a single coin, or maybe even use the one-ahead principle to mess with their perceptions.

Just a few thoughts!
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Great ideas, thanks.
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Like Socrates mentioned, planning ahead is a great idea. Besides using objects around you, for me it's been also helpful to think in all the objects I carry with me most of the time, and what can I do with them .  I'm mentioning this because you said "all i had on me was coins".  Maybe you could add to your list of everyday objects something like a pen, and use it as an improvised magic wand,  perform something visual like Gregory Wilson Recap (no table needed) , or go the mentalism route writing predictions, CT, etc. That is what I do.  Everyday I leave home I also carry my home keys, some finger rings, celphone...  make your own list and see what you came up with that don't require a table.
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I've mentioned this before and probably will again. One coin and one handkerchief and you have Coin Thru Hank.

I never go out without some cash and always two handkerchieves: one for blow and one for show.
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One for blow and one for show---good title for a book [smile]     i usually carry cards, i can at least do Bannon's method of Doc Daleys Last Trick for a no table thing. But I'm gonna carry more. Good idea.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Michaelblue
You are in a store and someone you like (or love) wants to see some magic, but there is no table around. What do you do?



To be honest, in this situation I'd not have done anything. There is a time and a place for everything. And while I'm trying to do my shopping, the last thing on my mind would be to start a performance in the middle of the shop.
"I'll show you something when I have more time", or "later", would probably be my response.



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The person who asked is very special to me, and she was feeling kind of down. So i did a little bit of magic.
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Michael, "Be Honest – What is it?" would be one of the perfect (card) magic trick for that situation.
It is very impressive, funny, quick and can be done with no table anytime, anyplace.
Definitely is one of my favourite for the situation you describe.

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Some Card Magic. The classic 2 card transpo, Chicago opener, Ambitions card are a few of the tricks I would perform if I didn't have a table. If I was performing for a group I would also do a multiple selection routine just 3 or 4 cards, maybe A wrong card magician in trouble trick. Dai Vernons Fingerprint trick.
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Wow, I'm glad i asked, you guys have great ideas.  Paco--Be honest what is it---great  routine. I must relearn it

Yes, chicago opener, i love it. Thanks David
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Performance conditions are always an issue. Before the virus, I was working in a restaurant where there was always a lot of stuff on the table. So, the entire repertoire that I have worked up has nothing important happen on the tabletop. I do allow myself to a few inches to set a deck of cards or other prop down when I am not using it. But, I don't consider the table to be visible space for everyone at the table, so nothing magical ever happens there. When you set yourself this condition, the first thing that you realize is that about 90 percent of published close-up magic is no longer performable, at least not as written. You can go through books and find endless dealing the cards, ribbon spreads, assemblies, and so forth. Many of these are great magic, but not really performable for me or many who work in the real world. I feel like an awful lot of these effects are created for magicians who only work for family friends and other magicians. People who work in a situation where you can clear a table and put a big close-up mat down.
   The good news is that there is a lot of great close up magic in the other 10 percent. 3-Fly, Linking Rings, Bill Switch, Close's Pothole Trick, Carlyle's Homing Card, ACR, Fiber Optics, the invisible deck, Stand-Up Monte, Twisting the Aces, Card Warp, etc. are among my favorites. But, it is often a slog to find them among all the other stuff (oh I wish I could find a no table version of Triumph that was actually worth performing). 
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Thanks, Bill. You know, Jay Sankey's Back in Time is a good no table Triumph. [smile]

i got a new thumb tip and silk from a visit to Magic Inc today. Vanishing a silk still plays well. I also have Jeff Praces Search Engine Pen and have done that for a long time. Going to add that to the list of no table magic.
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