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Old 4th April 2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Jon Edward performance

I will be attending a John Edward performance in Queens NY on 5/12.

Has anyone actually gone to one of his performances?
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Old 5th April 2012, 02:52 AM   #2
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No doubt someone at some point has or there would be no show.
Just stands to reason.
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Old 5th April 2012, 04:38 AM   #3
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No, but I saw him at a book signing in Book Revue in Huntington about when his TV show "Crossing Over" first aired.
What I saw there was rapid-fire cold reading.
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Old 5th April 2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by firecoins View Post
I will be attending a John Edward performance in Queens NY on 5/12.

Has anyone actually gone to one of his performances?
You mean, anyone living?
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Old 5th April 2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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Make sure to bring a "Cold Reading Bingo" card with you. Travis Roy (username is scooter or something here) from Granite State Skeptics can provide you with one I'm sure.
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Old 5th April 2012, 07:15 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by LarianLeQuella View Post
Make sure to bring a "Cold Reading Bingo" card with you. Travis Roy (username is scooter or something here) from Granite State Skeptics can provide you with one I'm sure.
Or you can print a copy from here...

Cold Reading Bingo
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Old 5th April 2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by LarianLeQuella View Post
Make sure to bring a "Cold Reading Bingo" card with you. Travis Roy (username is scooter or something here) from Granite State Skeptics can provide you with one I'm sure.
That would be ****** hilarious to have a group doing this and have somebody actually stand up during his performance and shout 'Bingo!'
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Old 5th April 2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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A performance? Does he, like, sing or play an instrument or dance or tell jokes or anything like that? Or does he merely "coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension"? And while he's a-talking to the dead, ask him what the late Bea Arthur might say about THAT.

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Old 5th April 2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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I would suggest printing out a number of bingo cards. Leave little stacks of them in the restrooms. Try a "take one and pass it on" strategy. Don't get yourself thrown out, though.

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Old 5th April 2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
I would suggest printing out a number of bingo cards. Leave little stacks of them in the restrooms. Try a "take one and pass it on" strategy. Don't get yourself thrown out, though.

Ward
Make sure to include the instructions on how to use the Bingo cards too. I'm guessing that most people going to see John Edward are not terribly hip to cold reading techniques.
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Old 5th April 2012, 02:03 PM   #11
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If you have time, you might consider contacting the local press and giving them a Bingo Card. Might make for an interesting review...
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Old 5th April 2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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He gives himself so many outs he cant fail.
Above you like brother cousin uncle father etc.(basically any male you can think of)Cant recall the other directions.
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Old 5th April 2012, 05:32 PM   #13
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If you can, try keeping track of the number of questions he throws out. You can use one of those mechanical counters; they are small enough to put in your pocket. John Edward is notorious for shotgunning questions at a rapid-fire pace hoping to get a hit. He flys by the plethora of misses.

Be sure to post an update after the show.


...alternatively, you can just hand out souvenir douches. He once won a contest, you know.
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Old 5th April 2012, 08:16 PM   #14
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I went years ago. Fairly big auditorium, sitting towards the middle. He did an introduction but from the point he started individual readings could not hear much of anything he said. Wondering if all of his non-televised shows are like that.
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Old 6th April 2012, 08:13 AM   #15
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Every time he starts his "i'm sensing" bs, exclaim "THATS ME, THATS MY DAD,MOM, GRANDPA, DOG" and everything he says after just say yes, make everything he says a hit, lead him down a path so to speak, that he can't back out from.
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Old 8th April 2012, 02:37 AM   #16
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Wow. You have way more expendable income than I do. Last I know, tickets for his **** were $200 or so.
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Old 10th April 2012, 01:10 PM   #17
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Cool

Originally Posted by Moon-Spinner View Post
Or you can print a copy from here...

Cold Reading Bingo
Thank you! Hard to get reliable hits frombehind a corporate firewall.
Originally Posted by cwalner View Post
That would be ****** hilarious to have a group doing this and have somebody actually stand up during his performance and shout 'Bingo!'
If I wanted to waste money on a public spectacle, I would have done it when he was in NH... Sadly (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), I was on travel that night.
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Old 12th April 2012, 05:09 PM   #18
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And here is good example of how John Edward does his act (according to SLN)

Crossing Over Comedy

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