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Ever since Criss Angel hit the street magic scene, in his bedhead, bedazzled shirts and mascara, people have begun to see street magicians as less edge and more Hollywood.
But the life of street magician isn’t all rhinestones and flash, and to survive the streets you need more than sleight of hand and a deck of cards.
A brave busker named Matthew Collins revealed 5 Hidden Dark Sides of Life as a Street Magician to Cracked, five things he learned the hard way while working the mean streets of Savannah, Georgia.
Matthew’s cautionary tales range from muggings and physical assaults to heartwarming bits about what kept him going as a street magician, tales that will give you a better idea of what that guy trying to guess your card on the sidewalk deals with to make a buck.
(Contains language that is NSFW)