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FAN
    TKO's Theory

FLYING
    TKO's Theory
    Isabella's Theory
    TKO's Theory
    Twin's Theory

PORTAL
    TKO's Theory
    Luis's Theory

LASER
    TKO's Theory
    Rowell's Theory
    Evelien's Theory

METAMORPHOSIS
    TKO's Theory

SNOW
    TKO's Theory

STATUE
    TKO's Theory
    Twin's Theory

THIRTEEN
    TKO's Theory
    Beth's Theory
    Elizabeth's Theory

TIDES
    TKO's Theory
 

   

Flying
(TKO's Theory #1)

Ok, this theory has actually been circulating around the web for some time now....

See, what happens is that David created a huge glass tank that covers the entire stage, and fills it to the top with water. From there, the illusion is nothing but David swimming around in that tank of water, choreographed to the soundtrack of East of Eden.

All the clothes that David and his assistants were wearing were treated by soaking in Rain-X, so that water will not stick to the fabric or be absorbed. When they exit the tank, the water simply beads and rolls off, keeping their clothes dry.

The really hard part was teaching Icarus to swim underwater. Supposedly it took 3 birds before they were able to accomplish that. They drowned, not when swimming in the tank, but when they were bathed in Rain-X to protect their feathers from the water. Let's bow our heads in a moment of silence for the first 2 birds who bravely sacrificed themselves for the art of magic....


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