Ah, a "Grumpy" magician...
Amazingly, I have seen MANY "Grumpy magicians" sit with their arms crossed, starring at Las Vegas performers with little daggers SHOOTING out of their eyes...
We call that "JEALOUSY".
They often sit with their arms crossed, watching and thinking "How in the Hell did this Schmuck get to perform here?"
"I could do SO MUCH BETTER with MY show..."
They sit and take mental (and sometimes ACTUAL) Notes - bits of business, presentations, even complete tricks they feel THEY could do "back home". (And maybe even get into a showroom in
To make this even more of an insult - it is generally the "magicians" who get "COMPED" (FREE admission) who sit and do this!?!
Amazing, just amazing to me... (and they wonder why they never seem to get "that big break" they have looked for most of their lives...)
PS And a note to "those Grumpy, Comped Magicians"... Many of us Las Vegas Performers are used to the stage lighting, we CAN see you sitting in the audience!
(and WE are laughing ["all the way to the bank"] at you!)