David Blaine is an American illusionist and endurance artist. He’s best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. He has set and broken several world records.
Blaine was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Patrice Maureen White (1946–1995) and William Perez. His father was of half Puerto Rican and half Italian descent, and his mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Blaine’s mother was a school teacher living in New York, and his father was a Vietnam veteran. When he was four years old, he saw a magician performing magic in the subway. This sparked a lifelong interest for Blaine. He was raised by his single mother and attended many schools in Brooklyn. When he was ten years old, his mother married John Bukalo and they moved to Little Falls, New Jersey, where he attended Passaic Valley Regional High School. He has a half-brother named Michael James Bukalo. When he was 17 years old, Blaine moved to Manhattan.
Is magic real or not real, that was Tuesday, November 19, 2013 night performance of David Blaine magic or is it real. Magic is done with the hands and enable to manipulate cards trick in many ways in human impossible that we are still baffled of how did he do it. How did he do it? The secret is hours of training and preparation. Testing the human body at it’s own risk. It is human impossible that we cannot do this, only a train magician can. It takes hours of practice, and numerous times visiting the hospital for magic related injury. I am still confuse of how did he do it.
When he pierced his hand with an ice pick, that was human impossible to do, but it was for real. For a minute, I thought it was stage, when David Blaine went to the doctor and got his hand x-ray. It was for real. There is hole in his hand but no blood. He used his friends (actors who knew him personal) and get their reaction. Magic is real, or is it?
“David has no blood running through his hands” said the doctor.
Then he used the connector, he would have two people stretch out their arms, place their hands together and move two fingers from one person and the other person finger would move along with it. Is it power of suggestion? Or reflex? I tried this trick on my parents and it worked. Whoa!!
Another one when he tells one person to closed his eyes and the other person to open his eyes. He would wave his hands in front their face to sync it. Then he touched the person with eyes open and the other person would feel it. He did not touch the other person at all. That person was surprised that he did not touch him at all.
When David Blaine guessed the woman’s color by using fire, the name of the color appear on a graffiti wall as indigo. Why did she trace the word indigo in the air? Could she touch the word on the wall to make sure it was real? Is it real or magic?
Another street magic when he asked a passerby for money. It was a twenty dollar bill. He would ask the person who had a cigarette and used it to make a hole in the money, and pass it through the money. He then seal the hole. Her reaction was the WTF moment.
When David was with Olivia Wilde and her boyfriend, they gave David a twenty dollars. David ask Oliva to sign the bill. David would bit and tear the corner of the bill and swallow the money, with the bill half torn. David grab the money with his lips and paste it together, the bill was back together. Still amazing. And for Olivia Wilde she’s amazing, her body was too.
The other tricks he used was card tricks, he would or guessed their cards in different ways. Finding them in fruits or pockets. He would do card tricks for Psy, President George Bush., Emmy Rossum, Stephen Hawkins and many more. Their reaction was the same, being surprised of how did he do it. He could work for the White House and fix the economy.
He then eat glass from Katy Perry. He could have added Ketchup to it for flavor. Then he took out an alligator from her purse. It looked like he did and the purse was made of alligator skin anyway. He would guess someone pin code, that was excited.
Playing cards with Magician they could easily win the jackpot at any time. Here’s an interesting fact, David Blaine and other magicians are not allowed to play casino games or play games in Las Vegas, they could easily win the lottery at any time.
For the regurgitating act, it took 20 years and many hours to practice and making it perfect to perform this act. He got this act when watching Hadji Ali. Hadji Ali did the same act when he swallow water and kerosene. The kerosene liquid would float on top of the water. He would make fire and put it out with water that he store in his stomach.
David Blaine track down the person who did the same thing, he lived it Africa. David would learn how to do it and the secrete of doing it. Once mastering the regurgitating, he then performs it. He performed it to his friends like Woody Allen and bystanders and they were shocked and amaze of what he did. The doctors advise not to consume Kerosene, because of chemicals. When he was doing the act, he consumed Kerosene, he describe as it was burning sensation in his stomach. He immediately took it.
Celebrity magician take many risk and take up to many hours of training to perform a trick, which is good. Some even lead to minor injury. So practice your craft before a live performance.