--- In davidblainesmagicaltavern@y..., phreaky_phucking_phone_phreak
> I'm a Street magician or Illusiontist... I'm only
> 17 and I just started like 4 days ago but I am
> already doing some of Blaines stuff. It's funny cuz my
> name is Blaine Christian, I am starting to do magic
> and planing my first real street "Preformence" next
> week. I will be ready and have practiced all I can. I
> am gonna go on the streets of Manhattan so if you
> see some 17 year old guy puting ash on his arm or
> Levitating that might be me so say hi!
It pays David to do basic background investigations of people who
frequent certain locations and write the names of "people who mean a
lot to them" on his arm with ash before performing "magic". $200 a pop
or so to get a person to successfully fill a "spot" on a TV special
that he is selling to ABC is good business. I don't expect you will be
able to do the same, but a little bit of digging into the
characteristics of people who walk past "your corner" everyday may
allow you to do something compairable. You can dig by "innocent
chit-chat" with the magazine racks, newspaper venders, etc close by. I
suggest you read some of the Sherlock Holmes short stories. Holmes was
really a master at getting people to fork over information without
them even being aware of it.
Good luck, and have fun.