The Community Activity Council has an impressive record of coming through with their events, and the Mentalist was no exception. Last Friday, Sean Bott, a performing magician of mind tricks, used his many hilarious voices and mental abilities to stun and amaze the audience.
Before the show Bott walked around in the cafeteria and melted a spoon and performed mind tricks. At 8 p.m. in the Main Stage theater Bott first formally introduced himself.
Next, he had everyone in the audience think of a number. The person who thought of the “right number” was supposed to be “the new love of his life.” He picked a few girls out and asked them what their number was. Finally, after three people, he found the person who had the number he was thinking of, which turned out to be a guy, Sophomore Roberto Wingfield. Back in his hotel room he apparently had written down some physical characteristics of his “new love.” They were dead on, from Wingfield’s curly hair all the way down to his tan shoes.
Regarding some of the best parts of the show, Senior Leah Pannapacker said, “I was amazed about how he ripped a page out while the book was still out in the open and in his hand. Also, he gave a girl an envelope in the middle of the performance that he opened at the end and had the words that were mentioned that night that no one could have known beforehand. He chose many people from the audience and got them involved with his performance, which is always nice to see.”
Bott ended his performance by having a group of people come up with a story and then opening a sealed envelope that he had given to a girl in the middle of the show. He had her read it and it turned out to be the exact story that the people came up with at the end of the show. His use of unique tricks and funny impersonations made it a night to remember.