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Illusionist Performs at 18th Annual Crystal Boot Awards 2014

Most of the month on January was spent preparing something truly spectacular for one of the most prestigious events in the World of Line Dancing. The 18th Annual Crystal Boot Awards was hosted at Norbreck Castle in Blackpool and was to be our biggest audience yet. Acts had been booked from all over the world and we were asked to headline the event. The show was performed in front of 2000 people at the venue but also streamed live to over 70’000 viewers worldwide.

Illusionist Matthew McGurk with his two beautiful assistants Fern Wilkinson and Katia M

Naturally we had to bring something big to the table and so opened the event by making the publisher of Line Dancer Magazine, Betty Drummond appear by magic. Nobody expected her sudden appearance from our illusion, it received a great reaction and it made for fantastic start to the show.

This performance was special for us because in order to bring something incredible to this event, we requested permission of one of our hero’s in magic to perform his signature Illusion. Mark Kalin and Jinger have been known in the magic community for their performance of the Fire Spiker, a dangerous and dramatic illusion that has taken them all over the world. Mark very kindly gave us permission to perform it for the event. After a solid month of rehearsals on just this one three minute illusion, it was so worth it, we have never heard a reaction from the crowd like that in all out 12 years of performing! Check it out below.

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