It is our intention to be there for all shows.
We were walking down the streets of Santa Monica minding other peoples’ business when we ran right into the sign giving us the great news. Inside Magic Favorite Pop Hadyn (nee Whit Haydn) will be appearing in the flesh (his own) at the start of Magic Month.
We took pictures using our Kodak Instamatic and just got them back from the one film center that still processes such images. Oh boy were we impressed by our photography ability and the subject of the photographs.
We also took pictures to use up the roll — as one does or used to do — of a man with a snake or long hair — either way it looked dangerous. We took pictures of the Santa Monica Pier and even some of the ground (it said we had 28 frames left in the camera but it was really 29). The ground pictures were notable because you can see our new shoes that we bought a year ago and they still look like they did when we bought them used from a man on that very street in Santa Monica. He was a kind man with kind eyes and a wide variety of great tennis shoes in different sizes and lace configurations. We went with the Stan Smith and found a size into which we could fit on both feet. Such luxury. But usual, we digress.
Let’s talk about Pop Haydn. There is no one better in entertaining a crowd and engaging them into his mysterious world. His character is so complete and accurate that one cannot help but believe he is from another century.
His magic skills are among the best we have ever seen. His philosophy on entertaining is similarly inspiring. To say he is our favorite would be an understatement. Like saying buying used shoes is always a good idea or Santa Monica is a great place for people watching. Or Lemonade that is “hard” should come with warnings. All understatements and all equally true.
Pop’s color changing handkerchief alone makes us feel at once inadequate and entertained. We all have the effect in our drawers at home but Pop performs it the way you imagined it could be performed when you bought it a convention or from Tannen’s a long time ago — perhaps in a different century.
If you are in Santa Monica or California or even western Arizona, come to see Pop perform. He will inspire you to be a better magician and entertain you at the same time. Pop is Top in our book.
Visit Pop’s website and store here.
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