Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 01:19PM
Dodd Vickers in magician

Rick Lax and our friends from Street of Cards recently attended the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. As the epicenter of magic geekdom for the moment, the guys decided to throw a party, and who better to have on the guest list that some Vegas Showgirls. With that thought in mind, the first "Showgirls and Magicians Ball" was born. The event even got the attention of Las Vegas Weekly which covered the party with an article by Lax. "After a little more music and a lot more cocktails, the Backyard Brawl magic competition commenced. AJ from StreetOfCards.com twisted his arm around 720 degrees; Elliott from Chicago juggled apples; Bizarro pushed a red silk through his palm and magically regurgitated Oreo-cookie filling.The showgirls voted Bizarro Best Performer, and my roommate presented him with an industrial-size tub of neon green hair gel I’d picked up at the dollar store and then wrapped in expensive paper. He hoisted the gelatinous trophy over his head and reveled in the applause.AJ, the guy who usually hosts the Brawls, once described a magic competition to me in this way: “It’s like a Rolling Stones show: Sometimes the guys play for the crowd, and sometimes they play for themselves.”

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