Originally posted by Mr Henry:
However for someone to cast aspersions on a performer without seeing him perform is akin to trashing a book without reading it.
But I have seen him perform, on video, and as Mysterion ostensibly stands behind his videos he says he likes them I think its only fair they be used as a gauge to determine his qualifications as Worlds most amazing mind reader. You dont believe anyone who hasnt seen him perform live is entitled to an opinion, and have suggested its unfair to base an opinion on the evidence of his videos which to me infers the videos are lousy, but never mind. The fact is, Ive never seen David Blaine or Criss Angel or any number of others perform live so am I not entitled to have an opinion of their abilities either? I realize that its not a perfect medium, but video is about as close as you can get outside being there, and the idea that one can only render an opinion of a performer if hes actually been to a performance strikes me as absurd in this day and age.
As far as casting aspersions, Ive tried to refrain from saying anything too negative. I did have a problem with the way he rolled his eyes as if the spectator was an idiot maybe its old school, but I believe you always treat spectators in a friendly and respectful way but I didnt comment on his metal bending.
I, too, would be most interested in hearing from those whove seen a live performance, preferably someone who hasnt just joined the forum and posts under his/her full name.