It has been quite a long time since I did justice to my LJ… As a matter of fact such a long time since I write anything. Trust me when I say, there’s a lot that happened in this period of time, and many a blogs will be written on that.
And what better way to return to the world of LJ, than typing in my most magical experience till date.
Here’s a transcript of a chat with a magician friend:
Friend: hi hr u
Me: excited… elated
Me: I am watching David Copperfield today :D/
Friend: which one
Me: no way! live. in person. why else would I be so excited
Me: the one and only David Copperfield. Live in person. on stage
Friend: which site
Friend: web r tv ????????
Me: abe saale
Me: don’t you understand…?
Me: I am watching him live, on stage, in person… sitting in the third row of the auditorium and watching his show!
Yes, That’s how unbelieveable it would sound to me too if somebody had told me a month back that I would be watching David Copperfield live in action. So I really can’t blame my friend.
And if you think this was a one off, here’s another magician friend’s reaction (edited for space and better comprehension) to my Yahoo! Messenger status message that read “It was simply MAGICAL! David IS the best…”:
Friend2: i just read ur status message… which david are u talking about???
Friend2: david berglas??? copperfield???
Friend2: and reasons for stating that..
Me: I had the good fortune to watch David Copperfield yesterday
Friend2: in person or video??
Like I said, it does come across as simply unbelievable that me, a magician from India could even watch David’s show… Let alone meet him. And there in lies an untold sadness…
But dreams do come true.
And it was such a dream that came true this 10th of October 2005, when I got the good fortune to watch David Copperfield in person, and that too sitting in the third row!! All this thanks to a friend (Thanks Toby!) who managed to get me the tickets in time.
The experience of watching David was, for want of more apt words, truly magical. Sitting there I was equally dumbstruck and magnanimously entertained when a (I may be wrong about the exact model) 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible appeared atop four pillars set on stage, with spectators standing right under it!
I was there clapping furiously when the auditorium stood up in a standing ovation when David magically transported an audience member to the sea coast of Jamaica in a jiffy. And of course I was there clapping feverishly when David vanished about a dozen spectators from the stage, and reappeared them back among the audience.
Not to forget mention, this was the first and only show of my life where the audience presented a standing ovation to a performer not once, but on two back-to-back occasions… And if David had come back on stage after the final bow, one more time, I would have fallen to the floor exhausted from all that clapping.
All in all, like I said, it was a MAGICAL EXPERIENCE.
I now look forward to the day when I meet and chat up with David Copperfield. Yeah, you may say, I am dreaming. I say, I have every right to!