Travellers on overground trains, travelling between Hackney and Stratford have been pleasantly surprised by magicians performing card tricks, hired to spread the ‘spirit’ of the Games.
Magic on the Overground has been a success not only for Olympic organisers but also for the magicians themselves. Happy commuters have showed their delight in the performances, which have taken place during the Olympics on the East London Line and have taken to twitter in enthusiasm.
Danny Hall, one of two performers working for London Overground, tweeted on August 10 that he has been booked further to provide entertainment for the Paralympics. He thanked his twitter followers for the support saying that he was thanks to them that he has been employed further.
Hey everyone thanks for your support! I found out today that i am booked for the paraolympics and its thsnks to you
— Danny Hall (@magicanytimeuk) August 10, 2012
Danny Hall, 26, and Joshua Hayman, 30, make up the magic duo. Both are experienced performers in London. Between them they have been invited to perform at the Brit Awards after parties, performed at a number of London festivals and entertainment venues, and worked with big corporate clients; but it is their most recent performances that have won the duo many admirers.
Londoners and Olympic visitors alike have enjoyed the entertainment, and tweeters have encouraged other cities to follow the example set by London:
— Haylan Hall (@HaylanHall) August 3, 2012
— Jack Simon Bottomley (@jack_bottomley) August 5, 2012
There was a magician called, er, Danny Hall on the
#LondonOverground just now, made waiting in Stratford wayyy more bearable
— the cat (@calalal) August 1, 2012
Touché on the magician and lollies at Stratford station TFL – he even had a badge with his job title on…
— Oli Richards (@OliR25) July 31, 2012
— Gemma Louise Lowe (@gemmalouiselowe) August 10, 2012
#overgroundmagician just blew my mind
— molly tappin (@mollytappin92) August 11, 2012
#overgroundmagician. Official magician on trains serving *olympics. Every country should copy!
— Jonathan Drori (@jondrori) August 9, 2012
The magic performances will continue until the end of the Paralympic Games on September 9.