Er, not sure if this is quite thread-worthy or not, but as we're in General Chat then why not?
Anyway, me and my mates have just got tickets to see Derren Brown live in London in June... and it was a real arse of a time booking it as well, because Michael Jackson London tickets went on sale today, so Seetickets.com was out of action! Have some of that, Jacko!
Just wondering whether anyone on here is a DB fan or has ever been to see one of his live shows? Whenever I've seen his previous live shows being played on Chn 4, they look like they're absolutely astonishing entertainment if you're there in the flesh to see him, so I'm super-mega-excited about the prospect of going!
I've never been personally, but I knew a girl at sixth form who was a complete DB freak and she saw him live and loved it. We weren't exactly bosom buddies though so I can't tell you much more than that.
Got my tickets through the post the other day, so all set and ready to go! My friends and I are somewhere towards the middle/back of the Dress Circle, so it's unlikely that any of us will end up catching the frisbee/teddy/whatever else, but we're certainly all really up for the show. Will report back here any interesting tidbits we pick up when we go.
Has anyone here read his book (Tricks Of The Mind)? It's a bit all-over-the-place in terms of themes and contents, but it's an excellent and entertaining read nonetheless. What's clear is that as well as being a very intelligent and proficient magician/showman, Derren Brown is a ridiculously witty fellow, and that's half the reason why I like what he does, I think!
I'm certainly a fan though I've never had a chance to see one of his live shows yet. He's an incredibly intelligent guy and I like that he shares exactly the right amount of knowledge with the viewer, while still holding back enough to maintain his mystery!
Also, one of my weirder claims to fame is that I was eventually taught to swim by Derren Brown's dad...
Derren Brown is an English mentalist and illusionist. Since his television debut with Derren Brown: Mind Control in 2000, he has produced several other shows both for the stage, and for television in both series and specials.