I am just now back from my trip to Hollywood! Traffic between Vegas and LA was crazy because now it’s Memorial Day Weekend.
I am bummed that I missed seeing David in the lobby 😦 I worked all day the day before the trip to create a new animation about him and wanted to hand him a post card with the link on it… I’m trying to get more freelance animation work!!! But instead of surprising people in the lobby, he went to the upper balcony seats before the show. I saw someone’s photo on Instagram 😦 Am super sads about this 😦
Really. Very. Sad. Watch my fun animation on YouTube: “Why does David Blaine sew his lips shut?”
Since this is the THIRD David Blaine Live show that I’ve seen, it was mostly the same for me. But instead of Ari from America’s Got Talent doing Rubik’s cube tricks, David had a kid’s magician do an opening act. I’m not a kid person, so this was a snooze for me.
Sexy Part of the David Blaine Show
The only sexy part of the show was when he unbuttoned his shirt – to reveal a black T-shirt underneath ;( Some girls screamed anyway. LOL.
David Blaine held his breath for 10 minutes and 19 seconds. He told us this was a personal best for him on this tour.
The show seemed shorter and more impersonal to me. Partly because I didn’t pay for VIP tickets this time so I didn’t see him up close. I think my favorite of the 3 shows I’ve seen was my very first, Colorado Springs. He talked to the audience a lot at the end, answering questions and telling us about his mom, who died of cancer just before he became a famous magician (with his ABC TV specials). This time, I remember him saying his mom was his hero. Sweet!
My Favorite David Blaine Trick in the Live Show
I still enjoyed the puzzle piece trick in David Blaine’s live show a lot! And hearing the crowd go wild during his gross out tricks: sewing his lips shut and sticking himself with an ice pick.
He also swallowed 2 frogs this time, instead of just one. David assured us the frogs are still alive and well (let’s hope so….).
David looked very good. I think he’s fitter than in 2017. He always wears exactly the same black clothes, so no fashion review needed!
Celebrity Sighting at the Hollywood Show
I saw one celebrity, Paris Hilton. She was being very visible, laughing and posing for selfies with some of the ushers (at the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard – where they have The Oscars). The photo is on Instagram and on Daily Mail Online. I like Paris = fashionable and fun! She is definitely a Fairy. You can read about the different spiritual types of people on this blog. Fairies like to party and are delicate and flirty and giggily. Their mission on Earth is to help the environment and most are very into animals and pets (I know she loves dogs and exotic pets.). I have actually seen Paris before, at a club when I lived in Hollywood.
No card tricks in this show.
Speaking of Hollywood, going back for this show is making me want to move back very badly!!! I only left because I got very sick 😦 And the price of apartments in my old neighborhood by The Grove and Farmer’s Market has doubled. I can leave my Vegas apartment when my lease is up in August. I DEFINTELY will be moving because these apartments are crazy – very loud and lots of drug activity, even though it’s a very upscale, brand new complex. I am thinking about either a) getting some kind of low-cost animation certificate to help me get more freelance jobs and moving as close to Hollywood as I can afford or b) moving overseas to Germany – I just got into a graduate school program for GeoScience which is an Environmental Science! and Germany gives you money for your living expenses ($900/month) and keeps college costs super low (about $500 a semester) or c) staying in Vegas and just moving to a quieter condo or townhome. Maybe become a teacher? I could get a temporary teaching license through a program called ARL (you just need a bachelor’s degree and a few months of classes that cost $500, plus jump through a few more hoops). There aren’t many environmental jobs in Vegas, which is what my bachelor’s degree is in.
David Blaine street art, outside the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles.