Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Night of Magic at Raffles + GIveaway

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On Saturday night that had just passed, our little family of four had a really enjoyable and amazing time at the Raffles Hotel! The four-time Merlin Award Winner, Joe Labero, marks his return to Singapore for “A Night of Magic at Raffles” with a brand new fiery show from 16 Jan to 22 Feb 2015! 

Joe Labero is back in town after the spectacular success of "Incanto" and last year's "A Night of Magic at Raffles"

As I started writing this post event review, I am wondering how I can share our experience with you in words because throughout the show, we were either making sounds like "Wow!!",  "Wooooooooooh!", "Oh My God!!!", "Arrrrrr...", or our mouth were either wide opened or covered with a hand in suspense and the rest of time, we were kept in constant laughters by the very charming yet witty Joe Labero himself!  

The brand new fiery show in 2015 is assisted by the hottest
guest performers and fire artistes – Burnt Out Punks.

Prior to the event, I was invited to bring both my boys, but little did I know that the minimum age for entry is five years old and we had brought along our Little Brother with us! I was nicely reminded by staffs to bring the child out if he is crying. And thankfully! Labero's magic worked on our Little Brother too! The 1+ year old boy's eyes were also glued to Labero throughout the show! He was watching attentively most of the time and some sweets did the trick during the street magic segments which he don't really understand what's going on. Occasionally, he got really excited and kept on pointing to the screen or the stage and called out "Mama! Mama! Mama! MAMA" No, i wasn't invited onto the stage, it's my boy of pointing and showing me something he is very excited about. And throughout the show, my elder boy, Kyle also kept turning to me and show me his both thumbs up! It's too good. We were all very entertained! 

It's actually the first time our family ever watched magic show live. We had always see it on the television. And my impression is that magic is a Television trick. You film, you pause and then with editing, it became the magic, no?! So my expectation of a live magic show would have a lot of pauses and breaks to move the props and tools in and out but NO! Joe Labero's two hours of show was packed full of magic tricks and performances! In fact, the movement of equipments were so seamless, I didn't really noticed it!  Throughout the show, we were captivated, in awed, through the fast paced magic by magic performances with almost no pauses and if there are any, it's interesting and humorous interactions between Labero and the audiences. I think he did at least 50 illusions or maybe double that! Intervening Labero's illusions were also the spectacular performances by the Burnt Out Punks who did a fascinating fire dance performance and an acrobatic body contortion segment. 

I do not want to reveal too much, but just to let you know our hearts were racing and palms sweating when Joe Labero sawed the man in half with a Chain Saw! Kyle actually requested us to help cover his ears while he covered his eyes with holes in his fingers! We know it's an illusion, but.... we totally can't tell how it can be possible at all! And how is it possible that the woman can go into a box which can be folded so small that can't even fit an upper torso of any normal human, with long swords poked in, and reappear again when the box is folded back to its usual side?? I have too many favorites... the levitation, the joining of rings from three random audiences... you have to watch it for yourself! 

I seriously think the tickets prices are very worth for the unforgettable experience!  

An introductory video for a glimpse of the show

The queue for taking pictures with Labero was too long and so I took one with his poster!

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Guys and gals!!! I have such wonderful news to share! I have not one but three sets of four tickets (worth over SGD$500 per set!!) to give away to three lucky readers from my blog! 

To participate in the giveaway, please kindly enter the contest by following the instructions on the Rafflecopter app below:

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Terms & Conditions:

* Contest is open to fans of Joe Labero and Miracule, who are also Singapore-based residents only. 
* A set of tickets consists of 4 complimentary tickets, no restrictions on combination of adults or children, but children must be above 5 years old and accompanied by adults. It is valid for any show running till 22 Feb 2015.
* Only one winner per household. No repeat winners from another Joe Labero giveaways running during the same period. 
* Strictly no reselling of the tickets won or it will be forfeited.
* Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice. 
* Contest starts on 23 Jan (Fri) and ends on 29 Jan (Thurs) at 2359 pm.
* Winners will be announced on blog & facebook, and will be contacted via email 
* This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. 
* We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.



MORE INFORMATION

Returning to Singapore after the spectacular success of INCANTO and A NIGHT OF MAGIC AT RAFFLES, Joe Labero is back with illusions so awe-inspiring as they are mind-blowing and spectacular, watch this four-time Merlin Award Winner's hypnotizing illusions, as he dazzles us at the beautiful Jubilee Hall theatre at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Witness Labero's exclusive brand of magic, which includes illusions that are altogether unbelievable, outrageous, impossible, death-defying as they are stunning in their slick and beautiful execution. With thousands of sold out arenas and theatres across the world, Joe Labero is coming to Raffles Hotel in Singapore for his new, all exclusive show from 16 January 2015 to 22 February 2015. We invite you to witness the absolute impossible. We invite you to Joe Labero's world of magic. Are you ready to believe?

Date: 16 January to 22 February 2015 
Venue: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel 
Time: Weekdays – 7.30pm
           Saturdays – 3.00pm, 7.30pm
           Sundays – 3.00pm

Ticket Pricing
Adult: *S$230, S$125, ^S$920 (Group of 4), S$75 (Restricted View) 
Child (5 - 12 years old): *S$215, S$60, S$50 (Restricted View) 
*Meet & Greet includes Champagne and soft drinks (Adult) 
*Meet & Greet includes Non-Alcohol Beverage (Child) 
^Includes sparkling wine / soft drinks

Seating Plan (Image from Sistic Website)

Disclaimer: We were invited to watch "A night of Magic at Raffles" for review purposes. No other form of compensation was involved and all opinions are my own. No photo taking or video recording is allowed, so images and video is provided by the organiser. 

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