Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
I think that we continually re-define ourselves as this-or-that. Most of the time, at least when it comes to our playful roles as "magicians," the SPECTATORS are the ones who define us and whether or not we are "real"...These definitions also change from day to day...
Well the good thing is every performance is an opportunity to redefine what we meant the last time. (Or not.)
As for a spectator's definitions, I draw my "real" conclusions based on the number of uttered (or whispered) exclamations at the end of a routine. High marks always go to uttered profanities, with the f-word garnering extra points.
Puzzled "What the hell was that?" looks, on the other hand, cause me to delete two f-word marks; it's not my goal to puzzle.
The word "suck", on the other hand, would normally generate a desire to ball up in a fetal position, were it not for my seasoned and mature "I'm made of Telflon, you're made of glue" response.