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The Session 2010 – Gala Show

January 18th, 2010 by Magic Convention Guide

The events drew to a close for the weekend with the Sunday Night Session Gala Show. Introduced and MC’ed by Danny Buckler, he opened with a three card repeat. I have always loved Danny’s humor and it was great to see him back at a magic convention.

Next up was Mathew Wright, again with a strong set, this time doing sit down card manipulations and productions to an acoustic track from Lady GaGa, The track ‘Poker Face’ fitted well with the performance and got a great reaction from the audience.

Thom Peterson again showed was a polished and funny performer he is, two £5 notes borrowed from the audience and torn in half were found inside a freely selected sealed fortune cookie.

Dynamo was next up, with 8 selected cards chosen by audience members and revealed as only Dynamo can.. although he had issues with revealing the last three (because unfortunately he dropped the cards, however he was blindfolded at the time!), but as always Dynamo recovered finished the selections nicely, and was still funny and entertaining.

Alan Hudson filled the last slot before the interval with his comedy magic, correctly predicting the order that a spectator would pop balloons in, whilst both of them being blind folded with paper bags over their heads. It was a great performance, extremely funny and finished with ‘modern thimble manipulations’ as only Alan can.

Danny Buckler opened the second half of the show, hilarious as always, and unfortunately picked me as his willing (!) assistant for a book test.. Thankfully he didnt get hold of my notebook, although it said only one thing about him – ‘fantastic compere!’ (and Thanks to Andrew Green for the photo)

John Archer closed the show with a great £60 in envelope effect, spectators selecting an envelope from a selection, each finding a ‘John Archer Zero Dollar Bill’ instead of the £60 in their freely selected envelopes, before closing his set with a blindfolded effect where he correctly described a number of drawings made by volunteers. As always with John Archer, strong set, and absolutely hilarious play off the audience and volunteers.