Prior to our Mind Tripping Show at the Hilton, we were having fun with some corporate guests who were getting ready to go out and enjoy Indianapolis. They were a group of leaders from an engineering company in Ohio.
Christian has a signature piece that he performs. Right before the finale, the card that the guest has chosen is sitting on the table face down. The rest of the cards are in a pile a little ways away from the chosen card also face down. Prior to revealing the card that the guest has chosen, Christian asks the guest “on a scale of 1 to 10, how awesome was the effect?” The guest said that it was an “8″, then quickly added “but if the top card on the deck is my card, then I would give it a 10.” Christian in his calm, yet confident and animated way said “No problem…first, I will give you an 8″ – he turns over the single card on the table which is in fact the 8 of diamonds; “Now I will give you a 10″ and with that Christian turns over the top card of the pile which is in fact his chosen card. The place erupts in howling and laughter. The guest knew that he had just been had, but he loved it anyway. It was a miraculous moment.
We had a tremendously fun time performing at the Gilmore Auditorium (home of the Carolina Opry) and the Champions of Magic show to benefit the Children’t Museum of South Carolina.
It was a full, fun crowd ready to enjoy amazing magic.
We performed our Married Math routine which is about finding the key to success for any couple who is together 24 hours a day. We also performed our Carnival of Destiny piece about the power of love and finding each other in the crowded and busy carnival of life. It was a fantastic show.
Corporate show at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
You may have read our blog post on the challenges to performing at a variety of different venues. What you notice in the above picture is that Christian is off the stage and in the audience. Because there is a dance floor separating the audience from ourselves, this creates a barrier to intimacy and personal connection. To counteract this, Christian moved into the audience and locked eyes with many people. By doing this, he created an intimate rapport which resulted feelings of connection and a vested interest in what we are doing on stage.
Our show was a huge success because of this. 10 years, 1000s of shows, and 100s of venues later, we are experts at adapting to all environments.
We are thrilled that we had the chance to perform at the famous and historical Friar’s Club in NYC last week. We were a little worried because NY audiences are jaded having the best entertainment in the world at their fingertips, but we also knew that with our vast experience with thousands of audiences, we would wow them with our show. And wow them we did. We had them laughing enthusiastically after 5 minutes, observed them scratching their heads with Katalina’s sightless vision, and watched their jaws drop in amazement as we influenced their every action. It was a flawless and very well received show. They loved it! Christian celebrated with a cigar and Katalina with some freshly roasted chestnuts.
We have been on tour across the country since August performing at corporate events, colleges, clubs, and resorts. We love sharing with you great stories and pictures from the road. Katalina got a little creative with her photography as she shows the different stages of guests arrival to our Mind Tripping Show. We love the energy of the crowd as they sit in their seats anticipating the show.
We are getting ready to perform the Mind Tripping show in a great theatre.
Everyone is very excited to see the Mind Tripping Show. They are lined up outside the door!
They are streaming into the theatre because they want to see strange, unexplainable phenomenon in a fun, entertaining way that only Christian & Katalina know how to do.
Christian is having some close-up fun prior to the show.
Wow, it sure feels like the summer went by so fast. But we were extremely busy with our Mind Tripping Show. We had a wonderful time, met fantastic people, have great stories to tell, and snapped lots of pictures. You know that we love to take pictures so here are a few more for you to enjoy:
If you want to read the stories from our summer adventures, please go to http://mindtrippingshow.com. You can also find the dates of our upcoming shows in Indianapolis, buy tickets to the show, and read more about our Mind Tripping Show adventures.
We are now on the road for our fall tour. We have already performed in 6 states in the past 7 days…and we have so many more states to come. We’ll be traveling from Maine to Texas and everywhere in between. And as always we will pass along the interesting things we learn, the fun people we meet, and the unusual stories we hear. To keep up with us on a daily basis, join Christian on his facebook page: Christian Painter. He’d love to connect with you. Or you can follow us on Twitter: married 2 magic.
We’ll be in touch again soon.
Christian & Katalina
We love working with Dave Wise from Allegra Indianapolis East for our marketing needs. As you can see from the above picture, he does beautiful work printing a whole array of advertising materials. He printed these beautiful panels to fit in our “Mind Tripping Show Central Hub” in the lobby of the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites.
But Dave’s expertise does not stop here. He has some really neat products like laser etching where you can get a logo etched in a fleece blanket or a fleece vest.
Check out all the really neat stuff that he can do on his website: http://www.allegraindyeast.com/ or give him a call 317-351-9477.
We absolutely love performing our Mind Tripping Show at the Hilton Hotel & Suites in downtown Indianapolis.
We love the fantastic crowds, the energy and interaction of the audience, and the intimate setting for the show. We had a family of six who came to the show and after the show the father said “thanks for being so nice to my family”. We said “thank-you for honoring us by bringing your family to see our show.”
Performing at the beautiful Campanile Center for the Arts was fabulous. A theatre crowd is always the best because they love the performing arts. We had a good mix of season ticket holders along with tourists who visit in the summertime. And we had the full range of people aged 6-96. We know that they loved the show because when we got to the last piece and told them the show was about to end, we heard then sigh and say “Awwwwwwww.”
What a great night at the Blue Chip Casino. The ISAE convention attendees were on the “Boardwalk” enjoying the food, the music, and of course the Mind Tripping entertainment from Christian & myself. They were a social group ready to have fun and not afraid to have us play with their minds.
It was a great weekend. Our shows at the Hilton Indianapolis were full houses. Great environment, great crowds, great shows!
To read more and to purchase tickets to the show, visit http://www.mindtrippingshow.com.
Fantastic news! We are performing this summer at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites in downtown Indianapolis. We are thrilled to be there. The Hilton has partnered with us to provide a special “buy one entree and the second entree(equal or lesser value) for FREE”! For information about the show and to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.mindtrippingshow.com
See you at the show!
What an honor it was to be a part of the 5th Annual Indiana Cultural Tourism Conference.
We travel around the country performing and it is always interesting when people hear that we are from Indianapolis. Of course Indianapolis will always be known for the Indy 500 and the Colts. Indiana and broadway/las vegas style entertainment just do not mix in many people’s minds but we are changing that as we are the #1 husband and wife comedy mind reading act in the nation!
When Dawn mentioned that the theme of this year’s annual dinner was transformation, we were thrilled! Transformation is our specialty. We were able to blend both the visual and psychological transformations that happen in our show, with the positive transformations that the Grant County Community Foundation make in the lives of individuals and the community.
We had a fabulous time and Dawn did such a great job of integrating the transformation theme.
She even had chocolate magic wands for dessert.