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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Magic show at restaurant Chavda

On Sunday, I did a magic show together with a friend at the restaurant Chavda. The current boss of the restaurant is the woman who introduced me to this friend three years ago, so when she asked if we could do some magic at their one year anniversary of the restaurant we said yes. Even though we were scheduled to fly to Tokyo on Monday morning and would really have preferred to have Sunday off.


日曜日にチャバダというレストランで友達とマジックショーをした。その友達を紹介してくれた人は今のチャバダの店長だから、周年の時に何かやってくれないかと聞かれた時に、「やる」というしかなかったね。2人で月曜日の朝の早い便で東京に行く予定があったから、タイミングが残念だったけど。かなりの寝不足になった…

Drumming
There were other performances too. One of the waitresses who is an aspiring singer sang a song (and did so very very well), a group of stand up comedians from a nearby stand up comedy bar did a short comedy performance (though at least half their talking time they spoke about where there bar is and their opening hours, that they have now opened a second bar, etc., haha), and there was a group of people paying African music on various types of drums (these people were excellent, and got the biggest audience reactions).

他のパフォーマンスも色々あった。プロ歌手を目指しているウェートレスが歌を歌ってくれた。超上手かった。近くのお笑いバーの人がコントをやっていた(彼らの時間の半分以上はその笑いバーの場所・営業時間・新しい店舗などの話だったけど、笑)。色々な太鼓みたいなものでアフリカ風な音楽をやってくれた人たちもいた。その人たちが一番凄いリアクションになった。上手かった。

Stand up comedy
Me and my friend did two 15 minutes shows in front of everyone, and also walked around during those times when there were no performances going on and did close up magic. We had a lot of fun, and got good reactions from the guests. For our parlor magic performances, we also did a small illusion, making one of the waiters disappear. Originally, we were planning to do an illusion with the boss of the place, but one day she just said: "Ah, no. This guy will take my place instead".

僕と友達が2回15分のサロンマジックのショーをやったし、他のショーが無い時に回ってクローズアップマジックもやったし、色々やった。お客さんのリアクションが良かったので、楽しかった(最後のサロンの時にお客さんがあまりいなかったから、リアクションが薄かったけど)。イリュージョンまで頑張った。ウェーターのお兄さんを消した。元々は店長とイリュージョンをやる話だったが結局「いや、このお兄さんがやる」と言われた。

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