Whenever possible I try to chat with people after the show. There are some performers who disappear when they finish, and sometimes you have to do that because of time or whatever. As a general rule, I will chat with anyone after the show.
In the past I’ve met an old lady who was at the theater that Blackstone Sr had to evacuate because there was a fire next door. I’ve met numerous famous magician’s families and once I met an old gambler who taught me the basics of the tabled faro shuffle!
Last week I ran into Gene Haaheim, who is an old school pitchman!
I’d run into Gene before, about two years ago in California. We had a great time chatting about pitching Svengali decks!
Always chat after the show!