Dan chan the magic man1 min read

Rachel Schemel

FEATURES- Dan Chan The Magic ManRachel Schemel256-783-1096292With all the characters and activities of the DASB student carnival, on act stood out. Dan Chan the Magic Man was the magician of the DASB student carnival. Chan’s performance included card tricks, pick-pocketing, and juggling. His quick wit and jokes also kept the crowd entertained. Chan started magic when he was a kid. He would figure out all the tricks of a performer at the Great America theme park. He has now been doing magic shows for 10 years. “I love playing mind games,” he said, “so magic was just an extinction of that.” He has done shows for the public as well as private shows for the wealthy and the troops. “I feed off the energy (the shows) create,” Chan said, “I love connecting with people.”Chan’s wife of three years, Kat the Acrobat, was also at the DASB student carnival shaping balloons. “She can make a six foot tall princess” Chan said. Chan talked of how they meet at a show. During a performance at a night club, “I had her put her name and phone number on a card, so I called her afterwards.” Chan said, “She doesn’t like me doing that trick anymore.” Chan also described a story of how he got out of a ticket one night driving home from a gig. “He stared mocking me and told me to do one good trick and he’s let me go.” Chan said. All Chan had was a few one dollar bills. Chan then turned the one dollar bills into 100 dollar bills. Chan’s tricks and stories made him a hit at the carnival. His wife’s creations were also seen all over campus for the rest of the day.