I was joined by some wonderful performers on the bill, including sword swallowers, stilt walkers, mermaid dancers, magicians, jugglers, burlesque performers and much more. In other words, my kind of people.
The Suitcase of Wonders was received well as I performed my usual repertoire of illusions. I was hoping to debut a couple of new pieces, but since they both relied on audio accompaniment, I had to demur because of the loud (and good) background music that was playing in the room. Most of my tricks work fine with room noise/music, but unfortunately my two new pieces need quiet as there are essential spoken parts. I'll just have to be patient and wait for an opportunity to perform them with the proper environmental surroundings.
In all, it was a great evening, and I hope that Coney Island USA's new chapter (under new management) will be a long and successful one.