- Posted January 14, 2014 by
Illusionists 2.0 Dr.Scott Lewis
Being a touring magician is not easy. Just like other professions that drag you around the world, you find at times that you are away from your family and loved ones.
Life on the road is not as glamorous as it seems.
All an audience gets to see is the hour or so that you are on stage, with no though as to how you got there.
Worse still for this author, being a street magician.
But there are many advantages to performing on the streets that some may not know or realise.
As a busker, if i can find (which I normally do) enough money, during my stay in one place, I can find myself on an international flight to half way around the world.
Even landing with just a few pounds, no lodgings, and just my wits, I can generate enough to create a solid foundation from which to grow.
All within a few days.
What can be better is travelling with a troupe, even performing in a show.
A show such as the Illusionists 2.0 Knowing one of the performers, as I do, it was great to see him in Adelaide at the inaugural start of the tour. Getting to meet and personally congratulate the cast, was such a moment.
I have written a huge blog curve over at ww.magicnewstelevision.com/thevlog and it delves into all that is Illusisionists 2.0
You know, you write these reviews, blogs, see the show, and such, and never in your wildest imaginings, think that one of the cast just wont be there, just a few days after seeing them.
Dr. Scott Lewis, Hypnotist, Entertainer, and performer, as you may by now know, fell to his death fro the balcony of his hotel room in Sydney Australia, after just starting the run of Illusionists 2.0 at The Opera House.
As one who just met him, and saw his performance, it is so incredulous, that he is no longer with us. I for one, cannot imagine what his family is going through.
Incredibly tragic, and sad.
To say my thoughts are with them, belies the pain of losing him, as there is no way I can imagine the pain they feel.
As said, sad. so very sad...