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I just saw on Facebook that David rescheduled the shows he missed.
The new dates are in late November and early December:
In a new twist, David writes that you can see him BEFORE THE SHOW performing magic in the lobby! Maybe this replaces the VIP room? UPDATE: VIP tickets are available for these dates! I am thinking of attending the Cincinnati show 🙂 UPDATE #2: I bought VIP tickets for the Cincinnati show!!! It’s in an historic Art Deco theater 🙂 I like that David/his team have been choosing cool, artsy, smaller theaters. I looked into going to his last show in Indianapolis but it appears to be SOLD OUT! The links on his page don’t go anywhere.
Buy tickets on davidblaine.com.
In other magic news, I saw the Criss Angel show at the Luxor in Vegas. I wrote a bunch of notes to write up a review for you, but the short version is it’s VERY LOUD! Like very, very loud! I liked heavy metal back in the day, but I don’t listen to it anymore so it got to be a bit much. I loved the video screens and how the video matched up with live elements. You’d see dust and debris swirling on the video screens (in a dystopian world), and then there’d be real debris swirling around the stage!
P.S. I moved to Vegas!!! So far, it’s loud and crazy!!! I haven’t even been back to The Strip since I moved here because my move has been so tortuous. Vegas is a fun place to drive around. The desert landscape is eerie, like Mars. Realllllllly good food 😉 The heat (100 degrees) hasn’t bothered me much. The constant plane, car, people noise has, though. I’m still getting my place put together (furniture hasn’t arrived yet). Looking for a good part-time job. My other part-time job is doing cartoon animations on fiverr (newagestudies).
New metaphysical TV show (fictional) coming up this month on NBC: Midnight, Texas. Have no idea if it’ll be good or not! Just saw the commercial and got excited about it. The writer wrote True Blood, an HBO series about vampires (never did see it).
The storyline is a dusty, lonely Texas town with weird people in it: vampires, demons, angels, etc. The main character (a stud-ly guy) comes to town and he’s able to see dead people and spirits. Cool! Soon, there’s a war between good and evil. This storyline has been done a lot. I don’t know if I’ll like it or not.
But I LOVED a similar TV show called Being Human. Watch the British version with super sexy Aiden Turner from Poldark. It’s available on Amazon Fire. There’s also a shorter-lived American version of this show with different actors. I didn’t watch that one.
Mondays on NBC.
UPDATE: I saw the first show. It’s so-so. I like the premise, but there are way too many characters and too many things going on! Also, a big discrepancy for me is that the main character kind of believes in psychics and kind of thinks they are frauds…even though HE is a psychic and his mom was a professional psychic! There is a talking cat, which I wanted to love…but it’s mean!
I’m still on a David Blaine high 😉 Or maybe I feel this way because I hardly slept last night! I was too excited after the show to go to sleep.
Asi Wind also appears in the show. He is David’s friend, a mentalist from Israel. Asi is also in this NY Post article about David getting ready for this live tour. The article has a few big photos of David’s magic hideout (giant posters of Houdini on the wall). Super cool that David has a hidden magic lair somewhere in NYC! Do you want to know what tricks Asi Wind did? If not, don’t read this part! I loved the mentalist thing he did with little white envelopes, a credit card and slips of paper. He also did a few tricks with Rubik’s cubes.
Do you want to know what tricks and stunts David did onstage? If not, don’t read this paragraph! He did a puzzle trick, a swallowing a frog trick, a swallowing a wedding ring trick, human voodoo doll thing (touching one person but it’s the other person who feels it) and stabbing himself with an ice pick and the drinking kerosene and water to make fire and then put it out. Do you want to know what he did for his grand finale? At my show, it was the holding your breath underwater. UPDATE: David’s personal best for breath hold is 17 minutes. He did about half that at my show (8 minutes). Following that was an audience Q&A. But he’s said he may change up what tricks/stunts he does since he has so many shows to do in a row.
A couple of tricks/stunts I was hoping David would do but didn’t see: (1) making butterflies appear. I was very much hoping to see this because I saw in his SnapChat that he was testing out a butterfly lighting effect. The lights looked like streams of butterflies falling down from the ceiling! UPDATE: Now that I’ve seen some photos of his show online, I think I did see these lights in the show! At the end, during his finale? It’s not butterflies, but swirling white lights on a blue background. I just bought a light like this at Target for $20, part of their Halloween outdoor lighting. One of MY FAVORITE TRICKS that David does is getting a butterfly to land on him! It is in one of his older TV specials, when he is entertaining little black kids in the 9th Ward of New Orleans hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. (2) levitating. In his latest TV show, Believe, Criss Angel looks like he’s gotten sooooo much better at levitating! I was wondering if David’s been practicing to keep up with Criss??? Maybe not, since he didn’t do any levitating at my show (he said he might do different tricks/stunts at different shows though).
Revealing anecdote David told us during the Q&A part of the show: David said that after one of the other live shows he felt down about his performance. He thought one of the tricks/stunts he did wasn’t good enough. But his friend/tourmate Asi told him it’s not about being “good or “great.” It’s about being “better!” Like just get better with every show. I thought this revealed a lot about David’s personality = driven perfectionist? Kind of startling that he judges himself harshly when he is so successful, monetarily and with the number of fans he has. The arena looked packed and it holds several thousand people!
2nd David Blaine live show reviewed! Read about his show in Cincinnati on December 1.
I went to see the new David Blaine Live show in Colorado Springs, CO, last night! If you don’t know, David is a super amazing magician who is now traveling the US in his FIRST EVER live magic show. He’s said he may take the show to Europe next. I think he is going to be busy with this for the next few years!
I got VIP tickets as a birthday gift from my parents ($300 in Colorado Springs, but I think they are $400 in larger cities). I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve never done VIP before! I imagined he would hang out with us in a small room after the show, and autograph something/take a photo with every person in the room. Anticipating this, I drew a little angel for David! But I wasn’t able to give it to him.
Instead, we were ushered into another room/on the stage to line up for a quick photo with him, one at a time. The house photographer took the photo and it’ll be emailed to us later. David’s very mellow, and the whole thing went by very easily (this is the type of thing that gives me anxiety!).
Then, we waited in the VIP room and he came in awhile later with Asi Wind. Asi (Ossie) is a mentalist/magician from Israel and a super good friend of David’s who is traveling with him and doing one segment of the live show himself. I was standing verrrry close to David, as luck would have it! But I was too shy to want to participate in a trick. I watched him do about 5 card tricks at close-up range. They happen SO FAST! If you like a trick on TV, you can rewind it and watch it again. Live in person it’s just like – “Wow, what happened!” I thought since I’m into metaphysical/psychic things that maybe I could pick up on a “feeling” of what he was doing if I was close to him. But no.
Putting the person’s card underneath their watch without them knowing, disappearing all the spades and diamonds out of the deck, using the number of letters in someone’s name to count down to their card in the deck, tapping the deck once and having a card move up to the top.
Everyone noticed that David had a Band-aid on his hand. We were all wondering if this is an injury from his ice pick through the hand trick!
I talked to a lot of people in the VIP room which made it fun. I sold my signed David Blaine card deck to one of the aspiring magicians there. In the VIP bag, you get the signed deck of cards, a mini black-and-white poster (I stepped on mine when I put it under my seat and ripped it), a cool black baseball cap with the DB logo (I’m wearing mine right now and it is comfy and cute!), plus the tote bag which is black canvas. We were supposed to also get a special laminated VIP badge and a laminated ticket that you can keep as a souvenir but the show guides told us a bunch of stuff got stolen! I guess from a truck parked outside the venue in Colorado Springs. They are going to mail them to us later, someone said.
Very mellow. Like he is in his TV shows! I sensed a flicker of anger/annoyance when someone, instead of taking back the signed card he was handing to him, shoved their cellphone in his face and just kept recording. And wouldn’t take the card he was handing them, so they could keep recording. It was rude, honestly. All over the venue it says NO RECORDING or PHOTOS, but during the last trick in the VIP room he actually asked everyone to take out their cellphones and record it. Some people were broadcasting it live on social media. Maybe he wanted that done to promote his tour?
When we went for our photos with him, the show guide said DON’T TOUCH HIS HANDS. The rules were you could fist-bump him (gently) or hug him. But when we met him, he grabbed everyone’s hands for the photo poses! I talked to someone afterward and we both said we were afraid to touch his hands after the warning. We didn’t want to hurt him. The reason was his hands are getting beat up from the tricks and stunts he’s doing. This live tour is 40 cities with a grueling 3-day on, 1-day off schedule. He said he is only eating on his days off! Poor David! He wanted a challenging pace to make the whole tour a Houdini-esque test of his endurance. I’m thinking he chose 40 cities because of Jesus’ 40 days struggling in the desert?
He always wears ALL BLACK. Black t-shirt, black jeans. Even his tennis shoes are black! I took a psychic development class where the teacher told us artists and musicians and entertainers often wear black because they have so much colorful stuff going on inside their heads…they like to keep their clothes simple, like a blank canvas.
Black or white t-shirts ($30) and baseball caps ($25). I’ve heard other venues were selling cards. Maybe these got stolen? Or they sold out?
Come back and read my review of David Blaine’s magic show in Cincinnati! (December, 2017)
I am 3/4 of the way through the Doreen Virtue Fairyologist online class. I’m enjoying it because it’s gotten me thinking about the Fairy realm again. I would like to do more to promote them! They have such a great message: caring for the Earth and all the animals and plants on it. I guess environmentalism is still an important and needed message since President Trump resigned from the Paris Climate Change Agreement yesterday!
That said, the videos in the course are super-short and the course seems a bit thrown together. I wasn’t expecting it to include things like the Huna beings in Hawaii or how to craft a Fairy circle in your garden. But she does have a lot of knowledge about the history of Fairies and it’s clear that she has researched them for years.
Also, her Hawaii estate is in every video (the one she sold to start her rescue ranch) and it’s SO BEAUTIFUL. It has/had a Fairy door and a Fairy stone fence with wrought-iron lamps to light at night. Maybe someone should start a Fairy park for adults? In the U.K., there are Faery fairs where adults dress up in Fairy wings and dresses 🙂
I’m taking Doreen Virtue’s Fairyologist course (it was half off this week!), and while watching her videos I came to realize that Britney Spears is a Flower Fairy! She definitely meets the criteria that Doreen laid out:
Also, I believe Britney has dressed up as a fairy, angel and a butterfly in her stage costumes?
Fairy hybrids are fascinating! It means a human crossed with a magical Fairy.
I think I’m a Tree Fairy hybrid. Tree Fairies are not soooo sugary-sweet and into pink flowers and shimmery glitter as a Flower Fairy. Tree Fairies like woodsy colors like green and brown and are a little tougher, since they fend for themselves in the woods. Side note: I always thought Fairies lived alone, but Doreen said Tree Fairies can live in groups, like the Elves do.
What is my review of Doreen’s Fairyologist course? Read it here.
While I was writing the previous post about the different types of Angels, I thought about a current day celebrity who is likely a Rockstar Angel:
She is Michael Jackson’s daughter. So interesting! She has tattoos and piercings (very Rockstar Angel). She’s publicly said she had problems with drinking and cutting (also common in the Rockstar Angel realm). She is super fashionable and dresses very edgy (another Rockstar Angel trait). In fact, she has a high-end modeling contract with Chanel! She is very charismatic and I predict BIG stardom for her.
This week, in a video she posted on social media, she said the reason she is accepting modeling gigs is to make a name for herself so she can use her high-profile to help others. Remember, this is what Angels always say!
An older celeb with the edginess of the Rockstar Angel realm is Cher.
UPDATE: I was just watching a Facebook live Q&A with magician Criss Angel and his style is definitely Rockstar! PLUS his stage name is “ANGEL”! He is now doing a lot of charity work for kids with cancer since his own son was diagnosed with cancer.
I watched Dateline last night and it was so sad! It was a 2 hour special about Princess Diana and her death in Paris. This year is the 20th anniversary of her death (August 31). This Sunday (May 7, 2017), ABC will be airing another 2 hour special called The Last 100 Days of Diana. Even the title is making me emotional! I remember the press attention leading up to “the wedding of the Century.” Everyone wished they could be living this fairytale! ha ha. Little did the know about the reality of her life.
In last night’s special, the French ambassador who was called to meet with the Princess in the hospital (the first reports about her car accident was that she SURVIVED) saw her in the ambulance and described her as looking angelic. This made me think about the realm quizzes I’ve written. One is called, “Are you Part Angel?” Angel hybrids have a “halo” of golden blonde hair and, most often, light blue eyes. Princess Diana famously had a poof-y, blond-streaked, short hairstyle. And gorgeous light blue eyes. She also became more famous than the rest of the royal family by doing charity work to help people! Another giveaway that you are part Angel is saying, “I want to help people.” Angels feel this is their true calling in life. And it is!
Are you wondering if you, like Princess Diana, are part Angel?
Obviously, I am a huge David Blaine fan and I’m going to his show for my birthday! But I started watching Criss Angel’s latest TV Show called BeLIEve (it’s available on Amazon Fire stick). The name is based on Houdini famously telling his wife to contact him with a psychic medium after his death. He told her a secret word that only they knew. So, if the psychic really contacted him after death, she should listen for this word. The word was “Believe.” But, according to Houdini’s wife, she never found a psychic good enough to tell her this password! Which is weird because I firmly believe in psychics. In fact, that is why I like magic! Some of the magic tricks seemed based on psychic talents. Like the mentalism ones where someone guesses what number you picked or what card you picked.
I think some of the other magic tricks, like levitating and making things disappear/appear, are talents from past lives. Previously, these magicians lived in Atlantis, I think, and gained great psychic abilities. If you don’t know, when Atlantis drowned some of the “black magi” = “magi-cians” moved to Egypt and became super-powerful pharaohs. Thus, there is a correlation between Atlantis and ancient Egypt. No surprise that Criss performs his Vegas show at the Luxor = an Egyptian pyramid-shaped casino!
I hadn’t watched any of Criss Angel’s TV shows since his early MindFreak days. He has gotten A LOT BETTER at levitating! Back in the day, David Blaine did some levitating in his TV show. He sort of fell over in a heap on the ground ;( Criss did some levitating and he didn’t get very far off the ground, either. But now he can basically fly! Supposedly, if you learn to control and direct your energy, you can focus the energy below your feet to create a blast-off effect, like a rocket. It is weird and freaky, but I believe they are both really levitating!
I have read Diana Cooper’s books about Atlantis, and she describes beautiful floating temples. To enter, you’d have to levitate off the ground and fly through the front door! If you weren’t an advanced enough person, you’d be stuck on the ground and unable to enter the esteemed temple.
My favorite trick that I’ve seen Criss Angel do in his TV show is make a stuffed animal come to life. It is so cute!!! If I was magical like him, I’d do cute tricks like this every day <3.
My second favorite trick I’ve seen Criss do on TV is turning on a lightbulb using the electricity from a PERSON! Tell us how to do it, Criss, so we can stop burning coal to power our electric plants! This is similar to Tesla, who said we can get energy freely from the ground or from lightning strikes. There is electricity all around us, if you think about. We just need to know how to harness it and how to safely distribute it. When’s the last time you got zapped by static electricity? It hurt, didn’t it? It was pretty strong electricity! And there is electricity INSIDE OF US, in our hearts which beat from an electrical pulse.