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The two RV Gypsies were totally amazed
by Rick Thomas' Illusionist act
in Branson, Missouri
May 11, 2016

Plus the two RV Gypsies got to be on stage as part of the act. See the photo of Rick and Karen Duquette below the story about the two RV Gypsies on stage.

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The two RV Gypsies sat third row, centered of the stage and had excellent seats. There are no words to adequately describe this show. Rick Thomas is just a must see attraction. Rick headlined in Las Vegas for 15 years, but is now living and performing in Branson, Missouri. As of this date in 2016, he has done 5 world tours in over 50 countries and numerous TV appearances. His beautiful tigers are no longer in the show. They are enjoying a carefree retirement at an Arizona animal preserve. The show had lots of dancers, birds, and more.

Every part of the show was surreal but the best part, in the opinion of the two RV Gypsies, was when Rick and his lead dancer floated through the air. The dancer twisted and turned and moved gracefully as though dancing. The two RV Gypsies highly recommend his show. And by the way, the two RV Gypsies have been to many other famous illusionists (magicians) shows, but were still in awe of Rick Thomas.

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The two RV Gypsies were picked to be on stage with Rick Thomas. First Rick asked Karen Duquette if she had ever performed and Karen answered "no". Rick said to Lee, "I am so sorry for you." The audience laughed, and Karen covered her face with her hands. (After all, she was on stage and had to act it up too). The audience laughed harder.

Rick asked Lee if he could use Lee's watch and Lee handed his watch to Rick. Rick then asked Karen to read the time on Lee's watch. The time was 9:45 p.m. Then Rick asked Lee to pick a time, any time he wanted and he chose 12:32 as the time. Rick put Lee's watch in a small bag that was on a long string. Then he held Karen's hand while they both swung the watch in the bag around and around, then slammed it onto the floor. The crowd, plus Karen and Lee, were all shocked. Rick blamed Karen for it, so she turned her back to the audience and hid her face in the stage curtain for a second or two.

Then Rick put the bag and watch in a small urn which was centered on a big, heavy tray and told Karen to hold it. Karen held it tightly with both hands, but the tray soon exploded and fell to the floor in a zillion pieces. Karen was surprised, Karen had one handle of the tray still in one hand, so her reaction was to just drop it. Once again, Rick said it was all Karen's fault and Karen was told to leave the stage and go back to her seat. Karen humbly retreated.

Rick then showed Lee a locked box on a nearby table, which nobody had been near during this time. A key was hanging out of the lock on the box and Rick told Lee to turn the key and open the box. Rick never touched the box this whole time. Lee opened the box and removed the contents. Lee's watch was in the box. Lee read the time on the watch and believe it or not, the watch said 12:32. How Amazing was that!

The two RV Gypsies were given a $20 gift certificate to Garfield's Restaurant. But since they were leaving Branson the next day, Lee told Karen to give it to someone in the audience. Karen was not happy and would like to have stayed one more day just to eat there, because they had eaten there the day before and loved the food. But Lee insisted they leave in the morning, even though Karen was unhappy, actually a bit mad too. Guess the two RV Gypsies do not have as much freedom as Karen thought, unless Lee as the driver of the RV agrees.

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YESAfter the performance, Rick and all of the performers were in the lobby to meet and greet. Rick gave Lee Duquette a poster and signed it, then posed for a photo with Karen Duquette . Karen also took a picture of the dog that appeared in the show with Rick.

Rick Thomas and Karen Duquette
Rick Thomas and his dog
Rick Thomas' dog
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in Branson, Missouri
You may view these adventures in any order your choose.
May 8 - 9 - 10, 2016
(Note: There is also a link to St. Joseph Missouri below.)

bullet Branson View Campground

bullet Branson (in and around the city)

bullet Branson Landing

bullet Dogwood Canyon in Lampe and a Segway tour

bullet Inspiration Tower

bullet Acrobats of Shanghai

bullet Illusionist Rick Thomas and the two RV Gypsies on stage
- unbelievably amazing, awesome

bullet flashback to Branson in 2006
(Including Inspiration Tower)

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