Junior has the magic touch
December 3, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Lauren Murphy
Andrew Waldo has more than one trick up his sleeve.
Waldo picked up magic in when he was living Florida about a year ago. He was trying some tricks he learned off YouTube and a substitute teacher in Florida said, “You’re not very good, you should try this instead,’” Which is how he ended up doing the card trick.
Waldo grew up in a military family. His dad is in the army and he’s moved everywhere from Alaska to Florida. “The longest I’ve stayed anywhere is four years,” he said.
He uses card tricks as an ice breaker to spark conversation.
He said it didn’t take him very long to figure out how to do most of his tricks.
In addition to magic he also goes on bike rides to blow off steam. He’s hoping to go out for the golf team this year as well.
After Waldo graduates he wants to be either a biochemical engineer or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Waldo said that he wants to continue magic as a hobby in the future.
His advice to aspiring magicians is just, “Go out and do it.”
Although he understands that it can be stressful, just walking up to a stranger and doing a trick, he thinks it’s an important part of doing magic.
“You need to be in a certain mindset, like a zone,” he said.
A lot of his tricks are auto memory, “That’s the fun of it,” he said.
Waldo uses magic as a coping device. Even though he’s only been doing it for a year, having something that’s constant in his life full of change and moving has been helpful.
“It’s a lot of fun.”