David blaine mind reading
Typically I’m not a huge David Blaine fan. I know it’s important to create a persona to sell the act and he has gone for the slightly crazy type of charter. Which can definitional work for mentalism but the majority of his acts aren’t mentalism he mostly partakes in street magic which i don’t have a problem with at all. I just don’t feel that he is on the same level as Derren brown and puts too much emphasis on the weirdness of himself. As if he is trying to sell himself as actually having mind reading capabilities instead of being transparent like Derren who admits its trickery, cold reading and the power of suggestion. Having said that David blane mind reading as you can see in the video below is done quite well and worth a watch.
Some people actually think that he is the reincarnation of the devil so i guess his character does work to help sell the act. If you are interested in mentalism and in particualar the illusion of mind reading make sure to check out our mind reading tricks revealed page.