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Manchester Magician

I took last night off to see Peter Kay’s Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour in Manchester. My fiancée and I stayed in the Deansgate Hilton which is a hotel that I’ve performed at a few times (the last time was for a large Mothercare event, which was particularly fun). It was a novel treat being able to just relax in the hotel instead of have to work! Our suite was on one of the top floors of this massive hotel which was a little scary, but a great experience nonetheless as it looked over Manchester from a great height!

Peter Kay was incredibly funny, as always, and finished with the best ending over any comedy show I’ve seen (with Rob Brydon coming in at a much more toned down, but close second). After the show we ended up being part of Rick Astley’s next music video (don’t ask!) and then went on to visit the Illusion’s Magic Bar; a cocktail bar owned by a friend and fellow magician.

The magic bar is a great opportunity to see live magicians perform in Manchester. We arrived about an hour before closing time but got to enjoy a cocktail and a performance by a close-up magician. The cocktails were all named after famous magicians so my fiancée had a Derren Brown and I had a Juan Tamariz, who is my favourite close-up magician!

All-in-all we had a fantastic couple of days. I’m back home now and am gearing up for a busy weekend of work!