Omigod: after the wonderful afternoon Grand Prix show, one of the best magic shows I've ever seen, we had the presentation of the awards this evening.
And then ....
And then .... there was a show! A show that is not listed on the program.
Well, the first magic act was so awful (this was after the dancers sang and did their feather crap while singing about Blackpool). I sat through that. Then the second magic act began with a pair of dolts doing horrible magic and I left the theater. I discovered a good portion of the audience already outside the theater in the Winter Gardens lobby, and there was a tidal wave of people leaving constantly.
What an awful way to end a FISM. Unbelievable.
If this week's fiasco of awful gala show after awful gala show, and poor organization from top to bottom, can't shake Derek Lever's hold on power in the Blackpool Magician's Club, I don't know what can. He needs to GO.