We started our 2012 tour with a performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. We have performed here several times in the past but this year was different for a couple of reasons. First, the audience was very different this time. Our Sunday matinee audience was a great mix of seniors, families, and young adults. The packed house of more than 1800 people generated great energy and enthusiasm – and the diversity of the crowd was amazing. I loved performing for this audience!
Second, I also had the chance to visit with my best friend in college, Danny Hodges. He is the pastor of the Calvary Chapel in St. Petersburg. He and his family were our guests at the show. And we had the chance to visit Wendy and Danny the night before and after the show on Sunday.
Lastly, the day after the show was phenomenal! Sharon and Kevin had arranged for me to spend some time with the therapists at two campuses of All Children’s Hospital. I was able to share with them the concepts of “magic therapy” and how they can integrate simple magic tricks into the therapeutic toolbox. Check out these pictures from the workshop and the magic show for the kids! It was the perfect ending to a great weekend at Ruth Eckerd Hall!