There's the real issue. Performing for your friends and family can be the toughest conditions you'll ever perform under. Expect to be interupted, expect to hand everything out before and after, expect everything. I have found, so far, that people I barely know (if I'm at a party, or in a bar) or people I don't know at all are much easier to perform for and much more polite. I never have to hand them the deck of cards for examination, like I would have to do with family and friends (not that it would matter).Originally posted by Brian Marks:
My friends say refer to them as my "magic" coins despite them being quite normal.
It's common for magicians to show "tricks" to friends, rather than perform magic. "Doing a trick" will make them suspicious, performing magic will not.
Just my 50 cents worth.