I booked the tickets.
Then I had to wait a whole blooming year!
So fast forward 364 days and I find myself sitting in the Brighton Center at 7.55pm on my birthday - very excited! I don't know if it's because I haven't been out on a date since Star Wars premiered at the cinema or because I was about to be entertained and left believing in magic again.
Probably a bit of both.
Without spoiling the show, if you're thinking of going to see Dynamo live but unsure because it's close hand work - GO! It's not all close-up card tricks, there is a lot of audience participation if you want it, you're not forced up on stage or to stand up or hug Dynamo (yes, one woman did come bouncing down the stairs and hug the man before the trick even started!).
For those of you that like to work out how the tricks are done that's fine, but maybe think about who you are with, do they want to know? and even if they do, what about those around you? For the show, keep the thoughts to yourself. Some of us just want to be lost in the magic for the night!
Dynamo speaks about his inspiration, his granddad, he talks about being bullied as a child and how 2 bullies had invited him down to the canal to hang out, only to laugh at him and push him in! This was shown to us in comic book form in between sets and this really affected me and tugged at my heart strings, maybe because I have a 4-year-old boy and the thought of bullying and growing up is very much in the forefront of my mind.
The show was great, I love to be shown a magic trick and up until Dynamo was on the scene the very talented Penn & Teller were my favourite, but move over boys, there's a new wizard in town!
Worth the 364 days wait, every.last.day.of.it.
Thank you for taking me back to a time where magic is real.