Every summer for about the last decade I do a library tour and this summer is no different. This year I’m only doing about a dozen library shows. In the past I think I’ve done 70ish some years. Each summer the library tour gets a show written for it. Usually this is based on the national library themed, and I usually write close to the them, but not exactly on it. This year the theme is “outer space”, however my show deals with space as in measurements.
One of the tricks in the show is a trick I’ve wanted to do for a while, but doesn’t fit my style is the Gypsy Thread. I think it’s a good trick, however my show lacks what it needs to play larger, and that’s good lighting at many venues. Generally if a trick is something I can’t do virtually everywhere, I don’t put it in my main show.
That’s the beauty of the library shows, I can do a trick that I normally wouldn’t. If for some reason I fall in love with it, then I can work to move it into the main show. The huge thing it’s got going for it is that it’s a pack small trick. It takes up virtually no space in my case, so if I can come up with at least a decent presentation, it could be a great emergency trick.