Award winning magician Mike Super captivated an audience of students and non-students at the Taylorsville Redwood Student Event Center on Thursday, Aug. 30.
Super is the 2007 winner of the NBC vote-in talent-search television program Phenomenon. In Thursday’s SLCC performance, he involved the crowd in many of his tricks and even called multiple audience members to come up on stage with him to experience his magic first hand.
“This was my first time coming to a student event, and I was really excited” said SLCC student Regan Flack. “I love free things.”
Flack was one of the many SLCC students in attendance at the free event, and she brought her whole family. At one point in the show, Flack’s sister was called on stage and held a glass pitcher as, without physical contact, Super made it shatter by using energy from the audience.
Super’s act was mystifying, but also comedic. He cracked jokes throughout the performance and was careful to use “ta-da Americans” as the “politically correct” term for magicians.
A phenomenal performance
In 2007, Super and nine other magicians competed on Phenomenon. He won the contest, which landed him a cash prize of $250,000. Along with the cash, Super has also been given his own T.V. show, which is slated to start on NBC in 2013.
“[Super] has performed here at SLCC before” said Student Life & Leadership Taylorsville activities Vice President Katie Sanderson. Sanderson played a role in helping get Super here to perform again, just as he performed at SLCC at the Bruin Bash 2 years ago.
Super’s show is just one of the many activities that the Student Life & Leadership has planned for SLCC students this fall. Recently, they put on a Tie-Dye event for SLCC students, and they were also in charge of the Welcome Back Week activities.
“Our activities are free through the student fees that are paid to Student Life & Leadership,” said Sanderson.
Although they are free, and advertised across campus through several mediums, Sanderson feels as though not enough students are aware of the events.
“I really wish students were aware of our events, we really do this for them,” said Sanderson.