My university has a magic club. I was a member for three years. After three years you are retired. The active members do magic at the school festival, and they do a big Christmas show in the Sapporo Bunka Kaikan, where they rent a big stage.
Yesterday, I went to see this years show. They were very good. Better than last year. This year, a girl was doing the same type of magic I did three years ago, using a sketchbook to produce things that are drawn in the book into the real world. The active members are supposed to have one of the retired magicians as their "mentor" or teacher, and since no one else has done this type of magic recently, she had me as her mentor. She did very well, and even finished with some quick change magic.
|The credits page of the program, with something that is almost my name|
After the show was over, I was waiting around in the lobby for a friend. An old man came up to me and asked me why I was not performing any more (forced into retirement). He told me that he had seen my sketchbook routine three years ago and been stunned. It was the greatest thing he had ever seen, he said. I was also quite happy with that performance, and I think it is my best stage performance so far (though that does not say much, since I almost never do stage magic). Here is a link to the performance on YouTube.