My first influence that I’m going to share with you is none other than the greatest (arguably) of all-time, David Copperfield. I’ve been interested and fascinated in magic since I was a child. Watching David Copperfield on TV was so inspiring, and I wanted to be just like him. Eventually, my passion for magic grew, and my parents ended up buying me a magic set. I thought it was so cool to not only know how an illusion is done but how to perform it correctly as well. When I was ten years old, my parents surprised me with tickets to the Fox Theater in Detroit for David Copperfield. Seeing him perform live was something that I’ll never forget. What makes David Copperfield so special is his passion for magic and people. Whether you’re watching him live on stage or youtube, you can feel the energy and the impeccable storytelling that David Copperfield possesses.
It’s so rare to come across someone like David Copperfield. To be so dedicated to the art of magic, and to keep coming up with new illusions and tricks is very impressive. David is constantly trying to improve the art of magic, and he thoroughly enjoys performing for people. Still to this day, I perform magic, and I always feel a sense of amazement and wonder no matter how many times I watch David Copperfield perform. I’ll always remember the impact that David Copperfield had on me (and still does). Below is a video of one of my favorite performances by the man himself. I encourage you to get into magic and see for yourself how rewarding it can be.