I don’t watch sports. For one I am often way too busy writing magic shows, doing magic shows around PA, NY and NJ.
Today I did watch the super bowl and the Philadelphia Eagles won. This makes me very happy being from the state of PA. It also brought back many thoughts of my brother Curtis Sr. Oh, how I miss him. We didn’t always see eye to eye but what family does all the time?
All that matters is that we can be proud that our PA team has won. The game was well played and it was enjoyable for me to watch even though I’m still not a huge sports fan. But, Congrats Philly! I’m proud of you. Now, I have to get back to writing a magic show, scripting a magic show and doing a magic show or 500 of them. Who knows, you might even see me, the Philadelphia Birthday Magician in a town near you. Since we are talking Philly, here is my friend and Philly Girl Taylor and I from a show we did at E.S.U just last year.
Behold there is magic all around you. Why are people so impressed with the art of magic? Well, there are any number of reasons. As a magician I enjoy the fact that I can do things that go against what we all think are or should be true. Like the color blue. We all know that the color blue is simply that. So, how does the blue scarf change color in the blink on an eye? I watched it. I saw it. I know it can’t happen but it does. WOW – I’m impressed with magic.
Perhaps it happens as a small child and maybe as we grow older we give up on the feelings that magic can create. But….should we? Do we give up on romance because one partner left us down after 15 years? Maybe she realized that she likes Asian men and you aren’t Asian. Maybe she thought she found a new meal ticket that would support her for life or maybe it’s something else? Bottom line is, she left and that’s that. Move on without judgement.
If we judge a magic trick and break it down or film it on video – YES, you can see how it is done. So What? What does that prove? That you can use video to learn magic? My point is- Believe in something and know that in the case of magic it might be a lie, but, that lie is the center of the word Believe anyhow, isn’t it?
What is real? The power created by your belief in magic, in love and in life. Don’t give up on that. Believe! Because, Yes Virginia, there IS a Santa Clause. (and anything else you Believe in perhaps)
Well, it’s January 1st, 2018. Happy New Year! Having said that, have no fear, The Mr. Mysterrio Show will be here for all of your magical needs. However, we will be making some changes. The biggest one is really simple and it requires no effort on your part. Let me tell you about change number one.
Change #1 for 2018
Okay here it is. Mr. Mysterrio is going to be here to help you with all of your entertainment needs. We mean this. You see, so many entertainers claim they can help you. They can offer you this and that or a whole cart full of things to make your event the best it can be. But – is that really what they are doing?
Let’s look at it like this. Let’s say that I sold cars. You come onto my car lot and tell me you just got fired from your job. You have a savings of $5000 that you have to live on until you get employed and you are in no hurry to get a job because you have a year of sick time coming. The sick time isn’t much but it will cover most of your basic bills and that’s all. To be honest, even with your unemployment you admit that you are hard pressed. You have $5000 worth of savings and you would like to keep $2500 of that in your savings.
You can spend $2,500 on a car. You have looked around and love the brand new Lexus on my lot. Now, let me ask you…
Am I doing you a service or did-service by selling it to you? My point here is simple, in my magic business, I want to make sure that I am giving you a service that is one you want and need. I’m not going to sell you a bunch of items that you don’t need or want. Doing that is a did-service. So, rest assured that The Mr. Mysterrio Show is here for YOUR needs during 2018 and beyond. Okay, that’s all for now, but, it’s a great start!
Are you looking for old stuff? Scroll down baby……it’s all down below.
Well, here it is Dec,26th 2014 and It is time to start my new blog. I have owned mrmysterrio.com for awhile now. When you go to the main site, you see a landing page to collect information. However, what most people do not see is that I can still operate my blog and other parts of the website in wordpress. In this blog I will be talking about many things. Things like….what it is like to be a magician in East Stroudsburg PA or like what it was like to be the first magician to ever work Saikoucon. Also, other thoughts like why I might avoid using facebook and so much more. Many people might have seen that my posts on Facebook have got less and less. There are some great reasons for that and perhaps I will talk about them at some point. Just know for now, most of my thoughts and stuff will be posted here on my blog. Starting on Jan 1st 2015, my personal facebook will no longer be used.
Then like a sinner before the gates of Heaven
I’ll come crawling on back to you.
Meatloaf said it best in his song Bat Out Of Hell. As many of you know, I was in a relationship for many years. I thought this girl was the only girl I would ever love. I am not saying that the relationship was perfect. However, we had always worked our way back to one another. I thought it was going to be my last relationship in this life. Miss Deborah woke up one day and turned to me and said: “I don’t want to be in a relationship anymore. This isn’t working for me.” Well, I loaded almost everything I owned into my car and drove off. I landed at my sister’s house and I’ve been there ever since. Some of you know and others of you have no clue, I cried for months, weeks, days and almost years. Like a sinner before the gates of Heaven….I tried to crawl back to her…. but it didn’t work. She has changed and who knows what the real deal is. Was it me? Was it William Moore from The Adarna? Was it something else? I don’t know and I am so done with trying to figure it out. I am happy to say I moved on. Meatloaf, we will revisit your song in a minute…..but first….let me tell you how my life changed….forever (I am sure) for the better (I know)
Yes, I Confess…..A Sweet Transvestite Changed My Life.
Now, before you ask, NO….Im Not Gay. I am a firm believer of the phrase: Don’t Dream It Be It. So, as a fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) I went to the show at our local showing. I talked with the cast and ended up doing a Magic Show Halloween night. Halloween is very important for me and I took my friend Taylor with me to help with the magic show, see the RHPS and because I hate to be alone. I did not want to be alone Halloween night. I was so thankful that Taylor went with me and also that she turned me down the next night and could not go. Taylor, that ‘turn down’ changed my life.
Hey Janet (Yes Brad?), I’ve got something to say. (just not yet)
Kyle and his wife Missy run the cast of our RHPS. Kyle was telling me how the cast was like seeing an all new show the night after Halloween. Well, Taylor couldn’t make it….If I went…I would have to do something I hate doing…..yes….I would have to go…by myself. Me go alone? Really? Well, to make the story short….I went and it was there I met Jenifer. (Im not giving out her last name) Jen played the part of Janet and her daughter played another part in the show. Well, to make a long story short. Meeting Jen that night has changed my life in a very good way.
Dancing through the night with you
Enter Meatloaf (No Salt Please) :
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned,
Gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned
Gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned
Dancing through the night,
Dancing through the night,
Dancing through the night with you…
I will say that Jen lives about an hour away. I will say that she works alot….I work alot….but we do our best to see each other and talk…text….whatever. If there was one song that comes to mind….it’s Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell. I will tell you that she hit me like a Bat Out Of Hell and I did the same thing to her I guess.
Maybe we are damned to dance through the night but Jen, If you read this…I just want to say ( I Love You) :
Oh, baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
That’s pure and good and right.
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light,
But I gotta get out, I gotta break out now
Before the final crack of dawn.
So we gotta make the most of our one night together ( living in the present moment)
When it’s over, you know,
We’ll both be so alone.
If I gotta be damned, you know I want to be damned
Dancing through the night(NO….My Life) with you.
“Hey Mister, Why Didn’t You Confirm My Show?”
Wow, clients are amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing my magic shows in Stroudsburg PA. I love working with clients. However, it amazes me when they call me up and ask me why I didn’t confirm their show. In most cases, I always confirm shows.
Today I got a call from a woman who was upset that I didn’t call and confirm her show for 2:30 p.m. today or maybe it was tomorrow….She didn’t remember. Well, I looked at my date book and sure enough, I had no magic show for today or tomorrow. So, we call her and after some talking, we establish that she did book her show with a magician, only it was Mark Clark from Aardvark Entertainment.
I called Mark and ask him to call his client, which he did. Lucky for everyone that I knew Mark and had an okay relationship with him. All in all, it worked out…but it was funny and a great start to a crazy day. Well, it’s not all that Crazy because the love of my life is here with me. If you don’t know about her…..well…..just ready the post above.
Happy New Year…Well Almost.
Well, it is almost time to say goodbye to another year and hello to the New Year. What will this year hold for me and my magic business? Well, I’m sure I will still be doing what I love and making an income doing magic. I will be doing day care shows and birthday parties and family events. I might even try my hand at some new markets.
I have lots of plans for the New Year. I want to make the most out of 2015. What does that mean for you?
Book Your Event Early!
It should be fairly simple to think about booking your event early. See, I am going to market for shows and tell people I want to do shows. This means that my dates will fill up quickly and if you or anyone calls last minute, you might not get me at your event because i’m already booked.
So, book early. If you want me at your party, call me at 1-872-21-MAGIC and tell me. Let’s get it in my system.
So What Will I Be Thinking About During These Final Days Of 2014?
Well, there are many things….my business, my girlfriend, my family…which is mostly my two sisters, Virgina and Mary. I also think about my brother in law who passed in 2010. (Virginia’s husband) And my brother Curtis…whom I will never forget. We didnt see eye to eye all the time…but he and I made up and set everything right just three days before he died.
I told Curtis, (Cork as we called him) I’ll never forget you. That was his final request to us all – Don’t forget me. I’ll never forget you brother. I’ll even post beatles songs here on my page and no one will know that that is my tribute to you….my only brother.
And If I cry just a little during a February event….it’s only because I lost you during this month and I miss you…and remember you.. and love you….now and always.
GoodBye 2014 and Hello 2015.
Why Celebrate At All?
Some people get it and still others do not. People die….YES…..but, People are also born. There is a cycle to life….birth, death and rebirth. We find it in all religions of the world….in some form. It is a shame that people stop believing in something. These are the same people that often fall for anything. The thing I have to remember is….I can not change their views. That being said, I don’t have to believe or adapt them. They are their views. It’s simple.
“Why celebrate?” the lady ask me. “If I have to tell you…it would only be from my point of view.” was my answer. That answer could go deeper but it would only end bad. Two people would get upset and still not see both sides of the coin. Sometime you have to relinquish the need to be right and just move on.
Why celebrate? I celebrate the New Year because it is a chance at a New Life. I celebrate LIFE. That is something I can not do once I am dead. Why do I do a benefit for a cancer patient or charity work? Why do I try to get to as many Mady’s Angels events in a year as I can? Why work so hard for FREE and give the money away? Is it for the tax write off? NOPE… I do that type of work because it is my duty as a human to help others in need or less fortune that myself. You can take a successful man (or woman) and dress them in the finest clothes and fashion that money can buy. Now, have those same people remove those clothes and take a shower. What happened to their clothes? Are they still a success? Did the person change? Money can’t buy happiness. Money can’t buy LIFE. It is a fact taht people with billions of dollars in the bank DIE everyday. It is also a fact that Billionaires are MADE everyday and BORN everyday. So, Why do some of us celebrate DEATH over LIFE? I think it all goes to mindset and that can be changed but ONLY if and when the person seeks the mindset change.
So….Why Celebrate ? I celebrate because I’m Alive (and I want to feel alive) and because I can.I celebrate becuase I have a new relationship with Jenifer, I celebrate because I have been blessed with life everyday when I wake up. I celebrate because I have two amazing sisters and an 80 year old aunt who is alive. I celebrate because I have family and friends. I have great people around me like the people who make Mady’s Angels work.
I celebrate because I am alive and because I can. Now, what does that have to do with magic? Everything…..life is magic and every time I do a birthday party magic show in Northeastern PA or anywhere else, I celebrate LIFE.
I’ll leave you with Wavy Gravy’s sone….everyone can sing along…..Basic Human Needs.
Feel free to donate to Seva and tell them Mark Mysterrio and Wavy Gravy sent you.
You can also give on a local level to Mady’s Angels and the money will stay right here….the choice is yours.
Happy New Year,
Mr. Mysterrio Where Have You Been?
It is A New Year and a time for New Things to be created. The thing to keep in mind is that successful people create things everyday. It doesn’t matter what year it is. We create our own future and even if that isn’t true, we can control our reactions to things.
People want to know where I have been. I’ve been away from facebook. I have only been posting on the Mark Mysterrio Magic Fan Site and I have not been answering my phone or some text messages. The thing is, building a business takes time and I have been working on that business. So, I can’t always text people over things that do nothing but waste my valuable time. So,I am sorry if I didn’t get back to you. However, at this point in my life, if it is not business related or important at that time, chances are, you might get put in the distraction pile.
So, if you want to book an East Stroudsburg PA Magic Show call me at 1-872-21-MAGIC and we can help you. If you want to send me game requests on facebook, i’m not going to respond. Now, you know where I have been.
What The World Needs Now…
“The world doesn’t need more ‘successful people.’ The world desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
~ Dalai Lama
Love, there is a universal power in that one word. LOVE…..such a simple word. It is only four letters but it means so much to so many. I love being an entertainer. I love being around people and being treated like a King when I am on and off stage. However, the word Love is like the word Magic, it gets tossed around alot.
We hear the Magic of this and the magic of that….as often as we hear the word love. The question is, do the people who say it really mean it? What is love? I think it is based on the person or people who are saying it and feeling it. Love is an energy that changes. Okay, so where am I going with this? Simple, Magic is my work and I love aspects of it. However, I also think there are times when I need to get away from it and just stop doing shows.
I always said that if doing MAGIC became a chore and it stopped being fun for me….I said I would quit the business. So, with that in mind, I might retire this year from Magic or I might just take a break and see where I want to go with my life goals. Im not too sure…but, if I retire in 2016 I just want everyone to know why I made that choice.
Will Mr. Mysterrio Be At SaikouCon 2015?
SaikouCon 2015 is right around the corner and tickets are selling fast….or so they say. So, will Mark Mysterrio be at SaikouCon 2015? Well, Mr. Mysterrio will be there only if he can help a vendor to get more sales at their booth. Mark has no reason other than that to return to the convention.
Mr. Mysterrio was at the first SaikouCon and helped out at a booth he co-owned with Mike Meade’s mother. Since their breakup, Mark has got lots of critical comments and nasty posts from a number of people including Michael and Marie Meade. Mark sent Mr. Meade a C&D letter and told Mike to contact Mr. Mysterrio’s attorney. Since that letter, The Mr. Mysterrio Show has not heard a thing from Mr. Meade.
Having said all of that, Mr. Mysterrio will still help your business by using our successful promotions at your booth during SaikouCon 2015. Call me at 1-872-21-MAGIC to make the magic happen at SaikouCon 2015.
My Girlfriend Is Amazing.
Well, yesterday my ex-girlfriend sent a text to my cell phone asking me to stop blogging about SaikouCon 2015. She ask me what was wrong with me and did her best to stimulate some reaction. I did not respond to this message. My ex did say I should focus on my new relationship….so, I took her advice.
I talked with my new girlfriend and she suggested that I don’t respond to the ex’s text message. My new girlfriend also suggested that I continue to work on our relationship. This is mostly because both her and I are very satisfied with what we have found together. I’m sure that our relationship will be just fine because I have a loving, supportive new girlfriend who is just amazing.
What does this have to do with magic shows and my blog? Everything! See, when I am happy…successful…..I put on an amazing show and do the required work. My customers always get the very best and I am able to give my all to my clients because I have a wonderful life surrounded by supportive people. These people include my sisters and my amazing girlfriend. Thank You Jenifer. I Love You.
Having said all of that, I will not tell lies about SaikouCon 2015, or about ‘The Royal Family’ that runs the event. However, I will speak the truth and state facts like I did in all of my posts. I amazes me that the staff of SaikouCon and their facebook followers can post their thoughts about me and my intentions but, when I defend and tell my side, it is an issue. Here is what THEY had to say. (My post was simply an answer to THEIR post)
It has come to my attention that Mark Mysterrio has been friend requesting people that like and/or comment things here on SaikouCon’s official Facebook page, and then spreading false information about the convention and about myself, not limited to contacting our new venue and telling them we would stiff them on the rental fees for using their space, I have this information right from the venue. This derives from personal issues between himself and my family that do not affect and and have no bearing on SaikouCon. Dear guests and merchants, please, check with me first and foremost at email@example.com, if you have been contacted by Mark Mysterrio and have concerns about my business practices and/or the honesty of myself and the mission of this convention. Yes, he was at the first convention in 2013, but he was not then and is not now connected to the convention in any way. I know he has been doing this for a while, but to not look as though I am stooping to his level I have not said anything. But now as misinformation has been fed to our new venue and people just discovering our show, and I know some of you did not return to SaikouCon 2014 following misinformation being spread after SaikouCon 2013 concluded. And yes, Mark, I know you can see this as you stalk this page; cease and desist your attacks on this convention, as you so often tell people that call you on your lies: grow up.
Con Chair/Exec Coordinator
Can We Fix It?
Often in life, something you plan just doe not work out the way you want it to. Have you ever had that happen to you or someone you know? We already know the answer. This East Stroudsburg Birthday Magician understands. The important thing is to never let this happen at your child’s birthday part when it comes to entertainment.
Mr. Mysterrio is well aware of what can happen if you hire the services of the wrong entertainment for your kids party. If you want high quality entertainment for your child’s party, you wouldn’t want ti risk using the wrong magician, would you? I hear you say no. The thing that gets me is often, people hire the first entertainer that calls them back or answers the phone live. Do you know the problem with that? Well, the guy who answers the phone is NOT working. He is sitting at home and waiting for the phone to ring. He is not doing 30 shows a month. He is NOT the full time professional magician. He might not be the best guy for your event.
Remember in life not everything is as it appears. There are a small truckload of magicians out there and only a few are doing it full time. Don’t risk getting the wrong guy or girl. Call 1-872-21-MAGIC and If I can’t do the show myself or if I’m not the correct magician for you, I’ll assist you in finding someone who is highly qualified to do the job.
Will It Snow In Aug?
This East Stroudsburg Magician Says YES.
I wrote all about the Mady’s Snow Day 2015 and you can see this East Stroudsburg Magician post here. There is so much that I can tell you…however, it is all in the post. All you have to do is click the link and see it first hand. I am for real here. It’s an event that I will be doing in the next week .
So. go look.
East Stroudsburg Magician Updates.
If you have been following this East Stroudsburg Magician for any length of time you might notice that the website has changed a lot over the last few months. Our East Stroudsburg Magicians Updates have moved here.
East Stroudsburg Magician
Appears On Gary In The Moring And More.
You might already know that East Stroudsburg Magician Mark Mysterrio has been on Gary in the Morning on 96.7 FM for many years. Mark just went on to promote his all new show at the Pocono Community Theatre on Nov 11th at 1:00 p.m.
Gary gave Mr. Mysterrio permission to do a facebook live feed from the studio. You can see it on the Mysterrio’s Magic fan site by clicking here.
Keep checking back for even more fun stuff that this Stroudsburg magician is going to be doing. You will have a blast following him and at the many meet ups he has each year. Never fear when Mark Mysterrio is here.