We were off to a rare treat, last Saturday night at the Raffles Hotel. Joe Labero | A Night Of Magic At Raffles was to be the very first time that Wey was going to experience a world class magician perform LIVE, up close and personal!
Although I was excited to go to this performance, part of me was more convinced that only Wey would truly enjoy it since he had never really been exposed to magic shows or illusionists other than those that performed at friends’ parties. I was thinking to myself, ”Come on, most of us have grown up with the likes of David Copperfield on TV, so how much more can we be amazed”, right?
Well, it turned out that the entire family was totally mesmerised by Joe Labero and were left in amazement and awe. Performing to a full house, 4-time Merlin Award winner, Labero put us at the edge of our seats … spellbound at every moment till the end! The hubs and I were left looking at each other, asking how did he do that??!!
The show started a little late but we were entertained as the camera men flashed close ups of audiences on the 2 large tv screens. Finally when Labero appeared to the blaring blasting music, we were treated to some familiar old favourites like the bodiless assistant walking on stage, the splitting in half of the magician assistants etc. And then, the pace really picked up as Labero challenged our imagination with never before seen tricks!
Labero charmed everyone with his humour and easy rapport with the audience. He remembered the names of each audience he picked throughout the show, calling out to them for their verbal responses as he joked with them at various intervals. The mood in the audience was abuzzed with excitement and laughter. Our take-home memory for the night ~ Shir’s hubs was chosen as a volunteer to tie up some magic strings while I caught the key to the magic box and was designated Audrey the Keyholder by Labero ( hahaa… much to the thrill of my little Wey).
We loved the level of audience interaction and participation at almost every illusion. From cutting magic strings that can never be of equal length, magic flying tables to making money and mobile phones disappear and reappear, everyone in the audience felt part of the illusions. My favourite trick has to be the one where the audiences provided their wedding rings and somehow Labero managed to link them all together… magically of course. As they say, Expect the Unexpected. The magic all but ended too quickly despite more than 1.5 hours of endless new tricks that kept everyone wanting more!
It was wonderful that Joe Labero stayed after the show for a Meet and Greet with autograph signing for Everyone! Yes, Everyone! We took photos to our hearts’ content. Although the queues formed quickly and were long, the kids willingly waited for the photo opportunity with Labero.
So don’t worry about the grumbling from the kids because we had none whatsoever. They willingly queued despite the long wait. Shows you how much Labero charmed them during his wonderful magical performance.
Haha… and here is our must-do photo of the trio at every show … This one with the Burnt Out Punks!!
Joe Labero | A Night Of Magic At Raffles is truly spectacular and will leave the whole family enthralled and in amazement. Days later, and we are still getting giggles from asking “Water from where?” with the magical answer being, “India!” Catch the show to find out why and our bet is you will be laughing with us too. Forget the TV when you talk about magic because LIVE magic is just a totally different experience altogether! For us, it is going to be a night to remember for many years to come!
Sometimes, all we need in life is a little magic, so don’t miss this chance to be all fired up believing in magic. If you still haven’t gotten tickets to watch Joe Labero | A Night Of Magic At Raffles, there’s a 1-for-1 Promo Code and it’s none other than “MAGIC“! Hint : Great for Date Nights!! hehee 🙂
You have less than 2 weeks to grab your tickets from SISTIC before the show ends on 3 May 2015! Don’t miss it! Ticketing details at the end of the post!
In the meantime, it’s still not too late to join the Giveaway of 4 Tickets to Joe Labero A Night of Magic (worth $500) and the great news is we have 3 sets available for Giveaway! Contest ends 26 April 2015.
So click here to join now and you may just be lucky enough to be part of the Magic at Raffles.
About A Night of Magic at Raffles
When : 26 March to 3 May 2015 (Weekdays – 7.30pm | Saturdays – 3.00pm & 7.30pm | Sundays – 3.00pm)
Where : Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
Who : 5 year olds and above *Children under 5 will NOT be admitted in the theatre, due to the sudden flashes and loud noises during the show.
Tickets available through:
SISTIC Hotline (65) 6348 5555
SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide
Prices : VIP Reserve (Meet & Greet) – $230 (Adult) $215 (Children) | Standard – $125 (Adult) $60 (Children) | Restricted View – $75 (Adult) $50 (Children
Disclaimer : We were extended tickets to the show for the purposes of this Review and Giveaway. All photographs (unless otherwise indicated) and opinions remain our own, as always.
~ SAys! Audrey