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David Blaine - Buried Alive
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david_blaine_buried_alive_002.jpgDavid will perform Monday April 5th, 1999. It will be at Trump Park, 68th Street at West End Avenue (Riverside Place) at 10:00 A.M.

David will attempt to be buried alive for one week under six feet of Plexiglas tank filled with 4000 pounds of water, an attempt no other magician has tried. (the 7 day thing)

David did keep his word when he said "in your face pure and undeniable" by allowing the curious to look down in the coffin through the Plexiglas tank to see David in a trance like state only with a torch. David will be fed four tablespoons of water a day, hopefully enough for him to survive.

Houdini has always fascinated David. Blaine notes that he is performing a trick Houdini never accomplished but always wanted to do. Lance Burton also compared himself to Houdini when he was buried alive.

Lets all hope Blaine gets the respect he deserves. Unlike Houdini or Burton, Blaine will be there seven days and seven nights. Is it a trick, or reality?



David Blaine Biography
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  • david_blaine_002.jpg Born: 4 April 1973
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
  • Best Known As: The magician who was buried alive in New York City

Showman David Blaine's original specialty was "street magic" -- close-up magic done for small groups on city streets. He became better known after starring in a series of TV specials in the late 1990s. (He also became known for his hipster style, uptown-casual clothes, and friendship with celebrities like actor Leonardo DiCaprio.) Over time Blaine moved from small-scale stunts to much-publicized set pieces that were as much endurance tests as feats of legerdemain. In 1999 Blaine was buried in a glass coffin for a week in a New York City stunt, and the next year he spent three days encased in a block of ice in Times Square. He attempted his next stunt in May of 2002, standing atop a 90-foot pillar in New York's Bryant Park for two days before falling into a cushion of cardboard boxes. In September 2003 he was suspended in a glass box near the Thames River in London for 44 days. In May of 2006 he spent seven days in a water-filled glass sphere outside New York's Lincoln Center in a stunt he called "Drowned Alive."

At the end of "Drowned Alive," Blaine tried but failed to set a world record for holding one's breath, while also attempting to escape from shackles at he bottom of his sphere. Divers pulled him from the water after seven minutes.
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