The Grateful Dead are famous for live concert performances - the best in rock n' roll. Their expertise in long extended jamming is magically unprecedented. They can pull off psychedelic parlor tricks that are unforgettable. A parlor trick is described by some as a magic trick for a large audience.
"The phrase [parlor magic] is often used as a pejorative to imply that an effect under discussion is not suitable for professional performance." Also, many magicians consider the term "parlor" to be old fashioned and limiting, since this type of magic is often done in rooms much larger than the traditional parlor, or even outdoors. A better term for this branch of magic may be "platform," "club" or "cabaret."
Join Shakedown Stream next week for another "Dead Sandwiches" - the Grateful Dead performing live magic for the whole family to enjoy. Click on mvyradio.com this Tuesday at 5pm.