Photos by Kris Rocha
By my early teens, I discovered David Blaine on Cable TV. Looking half stoned or hung over in front of the camera, he did the simplest tricks but drew the most astounding reactions. It was new to me, to see a guy in a black shirt, black denim out on the street just lashing out tricks out of the blue. No lights, glittery and shiny suits, face paint or big explosions. It was just himself, a deck of cards or whatever he could lay his hands on. There was always something unexpected that was going to happen. It was riveting stuff!
He then blew the gas out to fire up his logo on-stage to the amusement of the crowd and killed the fire with the 3 liters of water he just drank.
After, he got off the stage and walked around the coliseum looking for volunteers to which everyone in the crowd begged to be picked! It was such a treat for those called as they got to bring home cards, puzzles and other things used during the show!
Congratulations to David Blaine and Ovation Productions!