Friday, May 01, 2009

Goose, Moose and Apple Juice

As I've mentioned before, I'm a bit of a fan of Derren Brown. So it was a treat last night to see the man himself in his touring show, Enigma, at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. This was the second time Rachel and I had seen DB in a live show, having seen his An Evening of Wonders show in the West End last summer.

Both shows were excellent. Members of the audience needed on stage are chosen by frisbies thrown out into the audience. At the London show I was lucky enough to be one of about eight on stage at one point for a segment involving pendulums, each made of a large nut tied to the end of a piece of string. Through the power of suggestion the pendulum swings from left to right or in a circle no matter how much you feel you're keeping your arm still.

The best part of the Enigma show comes right at the end which, of course, I can't reveal. Suffice to say, the the title of this post might seem random but it isn't. It seems that DB is in agreement with Spiritual Junkie in so far as nothing is random.


cam said...

Re pendulum.

There are still many who will swear its paranormal.

Ted Robinson said...

Stumbled upon this blog after seeing the show tonight.
Just in agreement, the finale took my breath away.

Ted Robinson, Sheffield, UK.

Anonymous said...

One thing though... Don't you think that the basket at the start was just a tad full for only 60 slips of paper?

Michael said...

Was probably a fake basket - surely nobody ACTUALLY likes McFly?

Anonymous said...

Nah, it wasn't a fake basket. There were loads of subliminal messages at the beginning before it started. Lots of mcfly posters around the theatre, and also, in the announcement to come and write things down, it said "perhaps a holiday destination you would like mcfly to"

Anonymous said...

Yeh i got the destination to mcfly to as well...not very subtle as it was played in excess of 10 times

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