Friday, April 20, 2012
Wondering about WONDERGROUND.
I went to WONDERGROUND tonight to see a couple of friends and I got to thinking....why did Jeff McBride pick the third Thursday of every month? Maybe he based it on a children's poem about the days of the week? Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living, But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day Is bonny and blithe and good and gay. Fair of face ....does nothing for magic, although it is suggested if you are a performer. Full of grace... Have you seen magicians off stage? Grace does not describe most of us. Full of woe. ...Well that just refers to the spouses who put up with us magicians. Loving and giving... Well this is better as WONDERGROUND is an environment that is very caring about performers. Works hard for a living.... Really! We do magic, we love what we do for a living. Bonny, blithe, good and gay.... Hummmmm! Nope I can't think of a magician having all of those qualities. This leaves Thursday's child has far to go. And I think it fits because WONDERGROUND will go far. It already travels around the world on Jeff's web channel. People are starting to come to WONDERGROUND from all over. So I think it has already come far and will go even farther. Besides WONDERGROUND is Jeff's child. Or maybe its much simpler and the Olive (which is the restaurant) that is taken over every third Thursday only had that day free for the magicians to invade it. Either way when you are in Las Vegas on that third thursday come to WONDERGROUND it will never cease to amaze you every month.