Blog posts written by Magicians and Mentalists of The Magic Network Community.
Sitting here now thinking about a new routine for my Fushigi ball got me to wondering, what was the first trick some of you guys ever bought, learned or performed?
With a profusion of packet tricks and magic kits out there these days its so easy for people with an interest, to get their hands on magic in all its different forms. But, like those other momentous moments in life, no one ever forgets their first, so what was yours?
Mine and even now I remember it, rather cringingly it should be said, but remember it none the less, was the ubiquitous '4 jacks in the house'. You know the one, 4 jacks are shown and then placed at various points 'in the house' (deck) and amazingly all end up, big flash and pooof, on the roof!!
Come on guys, I was 7, be nice!!
Hopefully I've gone on to better things now but I still remember the pleasure and satisfaction of being able to do it and moreover, showing it to people, seeing their reaction and wanting to recreate that with something new. As many of you may have guessed, I'm a bit of a bookworm and I love the works on magic published in the late 18th & early 19th century, the moves, the ideas and motivations of those early forerunners just gets me hooked. I have often wondered what got them started in those times (hunger apart obviously), sadly unless already stated in their writing, we can't ask them.
So, I thought, with so many great names in magic now here on the magic network, it would be a good time to ask the current luminaries of our field, "WHAT WAS THE FIRST TRICK YOU EVER BOUGHT OR PERFORMED"