Girls, Phone Numbers, & Magic

Over 10 million views, now what do I do?

After the success of "The Magic Kissing Card Trick" video, I was not sure what video to release next. I could tell people really liked my new video but I wanted to wait another month before I released another magic-related video. I wasn't able to get any of my other videos uploaded because I became very busy. I had many interviews including an opportunity to be on Jimmy Fallon's late night show.  Since three weeks had passed since my last video was uploaded, I thought it was a perfect time for another magic trick video.

I decided that my next video was going to be on how to get a girls number using magic. There were a lot of magic tricks I could have done but I needed something equally as impressive. Since the new trick would not involve kissing, its shock value had to be equal or greater than getting a kiss. I thought to myself, "What trick could I do that would be really cool?" Then a thought popped in my head: What if I had a girl sign a card, shuffle the deck, then, after I threw the deck at the window, she would see the card appear on the other side of the glass? Now that would be cool.

Night Waffles and a Magic Trick

A shot of me performing the trick in the day time.
So I figured out how to do it and went about performing and perfecting it. After some practice, I decided to go out and film it. I needed to film at a place that was sociable, had cute girls and was well lit. I decided to film in front of the Awful Waffle, this really great waffle place built in the courtyard of a new apartment complex in Provo.

A few friends and I started filming at around 6 o'clock that day. We felt rushed for time because we wanted to film everything before it got dark. But after awhile, we realized the shots looked better at night. So we waited until dark and began filming again. It proved a little difficult to get girls to be in my video but, after some clarification, we got a lot of volunteers.

When I asked girls to be in my magic trick video, a lot of them recognized me and thought I was going to incorporate kissing in the trick. Not until I mentioned there was no kissing, did they agree to participate. I got so used to explaining that the new trick wouldn't have kissing in it, that I ended up saying it to girls who had never seen my videos before. Then I had to awkwardly explain to them that I make kissing videos but that this new video didn't have any. I swear they probably thought I had a windowless-van parked out front with a sign that read "Free Candy."

"You want my number and a date?"

On the first day of filming, I would only ask girls to write down their phone numbers on the card. It wasn't until the last trick of the night that I incorporated an additional part. I was performing the trick for a girl that night who was really cute. When I got to the part where I explain how she would give me the last four digits of her number if I found her card, I couldn't help but ask her out. I showed people footage of that trick and they suggested I incorporate asking out the girl every time. So for the other two days of filming, I added the extra line.
Would you give your number to this guy?

The weirdest experience of the three days of shooting is when I performed the trick for a girl who is on the video. I told her if I could find her card, she would give me the last four digits of her number. She agreed. It wasn't until I added that I get to take her on a date did she say she had a boyfriend. Why did she wait until then to let me know? There is only one reason a guy asks for a girls number. Well, at least she was being honest.

"Oh my gosh you're great!"

What really surprised me about the three-day shoot were the reactions. I didn't expect the girls to be as amazed as they were. With magic, you have to practice a trick many times to master it. Through these practices, I forget how cool it is until I perform it for someone who is seeing it for the first time. 

It was so much fun to perform! I worked with some great people and had some really great volunteers. Thanks to the support of many of my friends and strangers, I was able to take my magic to the next level. 

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Hope you enjoyed the video!