On Friday the 2nd of May at approx 1pm The Premonition Box was removed from Stockland Mall in Baulkham Hills and taken to its new location at Wrights rd Reserve, Kellyville where it was hung high in the air above the stage and displayed for all to see till 9am Sunday the 4th of May.
We arrived at the The Hills Relay For Life bright and early Saturday morning to set up our show and show our support. It was a very cold and windy morning. If you have never been to a Relay for life event I suggest you go and check it out in your area. Its an incredible overnight weekend to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
It inspires me every year seeing hundred to thousands of people dedicating themselves to walk for 24hrs to reach his/her own personal goal and challenge. Its a very eye opening experience. We have been supporting the Hills Relay for the past 3 or 4 years now and it still amazes me every year seeing so many people getting involved for such a great cause!
My service to the event has been to provide good quality entertainment. Lately I have been wanting to attract more attention for the Relay by trying to create new stunts and illusions. To try and keep things fresh and interesting. Late last year we promoted the event through a personal challenge of mine known as The Darkness. A demonstration on driving a car while being completely blind folded. A personal challenge.
This year we introduced The Premonition. A prediction that was made on the 10th of April which was to be secured inside of a locked box and displayed at the local mall for the public to see and hopefully have them come to the Relay in order to see the end result. I must say regardless of the weather we had (cold and wet) we had a great turn out this year.
Saturday's show went very well and I'm happy to report The Premonition (prediction) had all taken place before we opened the box. Video can be found through www.facebook.com/magictobelieve.
What was more impressive for me personally is seeing all the people who took part in the 24hr relay. Saturday night was raining and freezing cold and yet these people were still walking non stop till Sunday morning. What I did during the weekend was only illusion but what these people did and continue to do every year is real MAGIC! A job well done to everyone involved with The Hills Relay For Life.
Now that this years Relay is over, I have to go back to the drawing board and see what we can create to top this years effect. We have a few things in mind but only time will tell.
For more info on The Hills Relay For Life visit www.hillsrelayforlife.com
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