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Unclebuck
05-15-2005, 11:40 PM
I've probably seen "Quick Change" 20 maybe 25 times over the past few years, and I'm well beyond enjoying so now I want to know how they do it.

If somoene knows please PM me so we don't spoil it for the rest of you. But I really want to know because all I do now is study what they do looking for something "strange"

"Quick Change" for those of you who don't know is a halftime act where the woman changes clothes maybe 15 times.

abington
05-15-2005, 11:48 PM
Yeah. Beat the ***** out of me. I was pretty impressed though.

Suaveness
05-16-2005, 12:13 AM
oh that was terrific. I would love an explanation on that

recap
05-16-2005, 12:18 AM
I agree, I want to know how it works. Today, my wife and I were about to get up at half-time to go to the bathroom, until suddenly she said, "Oh, it's quickchange! My bladder can wait."

At this point, I don't find it that entertaining anymore, but I can't figure out how it's done.

Unclebuck
05-16-2005, 12:21 AM
I remember someone who sits high up (balcony) hinted that they could tell from up there how they do it. I don't remember if it was MagicRat or not.

maybe he'll have photos to show us how they do it

beast23
05-16-2005, 12:32 AM
Buck -

Earlier this season, my niece had about a 3 minute video clip that she took. She tried to just take video of the changes and it had 4 or 5 different changes in it, including the final change where the lady changes in a sprinkling of grafitti.

And guess what? We are still clueless.

Speaking for the guys on the forum, for those of us that had close calls with fathers as teenagers, I'll bet we all wished we had dated girls with the talents that this lady has. :)

Mr. Pink
05-16-2005, 12:34 AM
Ohhh man. I couldn't beleive how it all happened. I sat up in 210, and I was looking for anything I could see that would tell me how they did it. I saw nothing!

Please explain to me as well!

Shade
05-16-2005, 01:31 AM
That was the first time I had seen that, and it was awesome. I usually have a pretty good idea on how these things work, but I'm completely stumped on this one.

Combustable clothing? :shrug: ;)

Hoop
05-16-2005, 02:07 AM
I've seen Quick Change tons of times at Pacer games and I watch them through the binoculars and I still don't have a clue how they do it. I even saw Quick Change on Oprah one day and recorded it, watched it frame by frame, and I still don't know how the fluck they do it. :confused:

I think she's a witch. :hmm:

SoupIsGood
05-16-2005, 03:37 AM
I was bored, so I tried to find out what the heck it is you guys are talking about.

This certain act, while one of the most well-known magic tricks in the USA today, is the number 1 NBA act, and I believe they are under contract to do a lot more games.

The performers names are David and Dania, I think they are maybe both Russian. Either way, they both had foriegn last names it seemed.

The girl is actually quite pretty.

They have a website up, although it appears to only be a shell as of now.

www.costumechange.com (http://www.costumechange.com/)

As for earlier Vaudeville Quick Change acts, well, it seems the secrets to those are pretty well guarded also. I have no idea how they do it, although seeing it might help.

It is some form of misdirection, though, I know that much. Whatever it is you are looking for, you aren't looking in the right spot.

Unclebuck
05-16-2005, 08:28 AM
The only thing I noticed yesterday is that the guy twice pulled on her clothing right before it changed.

geekman
05-16-2005, 09:18 AM
That is a neat show. I sat in the balcony in section 226. On the 2nd to last (I think) change, she was not completely covered and we could see her change. I still don't know how she did it. One second she was in an outfit, the next it was a different color. A second is an exaggeration, it was more like a tenth of a second. *snaps fingers*. That fast. Maybe I just blinked at the wrong time and missed it.

MagicRat
05-16-2005, 09:49 AM
I remember someone who sits high up (balcony) hinted that they could tell from up there how they do it. I don't remember if it was MagicRat or not.

maybe he'll have photos to show us how they do it

Wasn't me. I still haven't figured it out. The lady sitting next to me yesterday was watching with binoculars and she had no idea, either.....

abington
05-16-2005, 09:59 AM
The best entertainment is that dancing blond pom-pom woman who dances in the aisleway and they show on the scoreboard. She is too much.

MagicRat
05-16-2005, 10:00 AM
The best entertainment is that dancing blond pom-pom woman who dances in the aisleway and they show on the scoreboard. She is too much.

I've never quite figured her out, either.......

abington
05-16-2005, 10:03 AM
I've never quite figured her out, either.......

man o man i wouldn't mind though

Spicoli
05-16-2005, 10:11 AM
FRISBEE DOGS!!!!

ChicagoJ
05-16-2005, 10:12 AM
The best entertainment is that dancing blond pom-pom woman who dances in the aisleway and they show on the scoreboard. She is too much.


I've never quite figured her out, either.......

She was right below us last night... she's uh..... quite a character.

Jay's_Wife@Section204 pointed out that everytime she shook her butt she was immediately on the center scoreboard. We were watching to see if she had memorized the Pacemates' routines or something. I think her 'Pacers spirit' just moves her.

As for Quick Change, I thought I was figuring it out, but I'm stumped again.

I think the inside of the hoops/ rings is lined with the new custumes, and obviously everythings on an easy-to-use zipper. But all that theory is thrown out the window with the confetti routine. :shrug:


Is there a thread or has anybody commented on what happened over in 227/226 during the third quarter? All I really know is that the security guards got a standing ovation from about 1/4 of the arena.

MagicRat
05-16-2005, 10:20 AM
When I say I've never quite figured her out, for a few games before they ever showed her on the big screen I assumed she had a mental problem. It doesn't quite seem normal to stand in the aisle and jump up and down for the entire game.

Once they started showing her on the screen I just became confused.......

ChicagoJ
05-16-2005, 10:24 AM
When I say I've never quite figured her out, for a few games before they ever showed her on the big screen I assumed she had a mental problem. It doesn't quite seem normal to stand in the aisle and jump up and down for the entire game.

Once they started showing her on the screen, I just became confused.......

Ditto. I was just trying my hand at a PC answer.

grace
05-16-2005, 11:00 AM
First of all the chick with the pom-poms--if we hadn't been playing like :censored: she wouldn't have been on the jumbo tron all the time. I'm sure after game 3 Larry Brown pointed to her and told his team "If we played with that much energy we'd beat God."

Back to Quick Change: Kegboy swears he knows how she does it. He explained it to me again last night. I could see what he was getting at. I even saw it happen, but it still was like one second she was wearing the yellow and black dress and the next instant it was the one with the black and white polk-a-dots (if that's the right sequence. If not I'm sure Kegboy will correct me). For those who haven't seen the show it's like watching "Bewitched" where Samantha just wiggles her nose and she's wearing something different.

Note to Dania: Just a little constructive criticism. I'm [tactful way of saying "sick to death"] of that red, white, and blue dress at the end. It was O.K. 4 years ago, but it's time to move on. Also, your roots need to be touched up. I criticize because I care. :hug:

geekman
05-16-2005, 11:07 AM
She was right below us last night... she's uh..... quite a character.

Jay's_Wife@Section204 pointed out that everytime she shook her butt she was immediately on the center scoreboard. We were watching to see if she had memorized the Pacemates' routines or something. I think her 'Pacers spirit' just moves her.

As for Quick Change, I thought I was figuring it out, but I'm stumped again.

I think the inside of the hoops/ rings is lined with the new custumes, and obviously everythings on an easy-to-use zipper. But all that theory is thrown out the window with the confetti routine. :shrug:


Is there a thread or has anybody commented on what happened over in 227/226 during the third quarter? All I really know is that the security guards got a standing ovation from about 1/4 of the arena.


I was a part of that standing ovation in 226, but I never did figure out why they got kicked out. I asked a few people around us, none of them knew either. I was a few rows down from the Piston fans that were shouting during O'Neal's (I think it was O'Neal) free throws.

ChicagoJ
05-16-2005, 11:11 AM
Well, we saw security kick out at least one (rumored to be two) people, then the security guards actually sat down right in the middle of that row of Pistons jerseys, apparently to let them know there were being watched closely for any further trouble.

Then the game resumed, and when I looked back over there I couldn't really tell if anything else was going on.

geekman
05-16-2005, 11:16 AM
It was definitely two that got kicked out. And the security guy (big dude!) sat down and talked with a pacer fan for a few minutes. Then the game resumed and by the time I looked back he was gone. No idea how long he was there. I did see him later on near the exit, keeping an eye on that group of intruders.

grace
05-16-2005, 11:35 AM
I saw the securtity guy talking to two middle aged women who had been sitting in front of where the Piston guys had been sitting. Made me think they were using bad language that upset the women.

And before anybody goes off about fans getting kicked out for using bad language it is a part of that fan conduct thing the league came up with after 11/19. If you don't believe me ask that retarded talking logo.

Kegboy
05-16-2005, 01:43 PM
I'm not gonna ruin how QuickChange does it. Anyway, it's too hard to explain without you being able to watch it at the same time. I've tried to explain it to grace 5 or 6 times and last night she finally got it. Here's a hint, though. She appears to lose about 40 pounds between the beginning and ending of the show.

As for Pom-pom girl, she's a hoot. That's a hell of a workout routine she's got there. I wouldn't be surprised if she's got a bottle of gatorade or two to keep her going.

Hicks
05-16-2005, 02:03 PM
I believe Kegboy explained it to me before, but part of this still remains unanswered: What happens to the outfits she's already shown to be wearing? Say she switches from a black dress to polka-dots, where does the black dress go?

Los Angeles
05-16-2005, 02:13 PM
I think they should get the grinder girl from Letterman. 10 minutes straight of SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRREEEEEEEEEEEE EE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Pink
05-16-2005, 02:17 PM
The best entertainment is that dancing blond pom-pom woman who dances in the aisleway and they show on the scoreboard. She is too much.


She was there at the Washington game back in the regular season, and I was hooked up with some seats at the little table area in Section 2. Oh my goodness can she just talk the whole time. Just non stop "Let's Go Pacers!" Then when the other team would be shooting free-throws...man...she would win the "Most Fantatic Fan" award if there was one..I guess.

Kegboy
05-16-2005, 02:43 PM
I believe Kegboy explained it to me before, but part of this still remains unanswered: What happens to the outfits she's already shown to be wearing? Say she switches from a black dress to polka-dots, where does the black dress go?

You know, I actually wrote it all out, including the last piece of the puzzle that I solved last night, but I changed my mind. I don't want to spoil their secrets. Hit me up at the next forum party and maybe I'll tell you.

DisplacedKnick
05-16-2005, 03:14 PM
What happens to the outfits she's already shown to be wearing? Say she switches from a black dress to polka-dots, where does the black dress go?

You don't want to know.

Bball
05-16-2005, 03:22 PM
It's pretty simple really... It's all got to do with the talents of the guy manning the teleporter. Fortunately, with today's GPS technology even much of that is handled by computer. The operator simply pulls the lever and transports the new outfit directly onto her body (which is wired with GPS receptors and transmitters to allow for perfect transitions every time). Meanwhile, since it is a 'crossfade' type lever, it is also signaling for the old outfit to be transported back to the mothership where a wardrobe mistress neatly packs it away for the next performance as her assistant makes sure the next dress is ready for transport.

While this type of act has been around for ages it was only in the late 40's that the technology was discovered to take it to this level (Originally discovered in New Mexico). Before then it was done with misdirection, timing and layers of clothing. As you might have figured out, some of this technology was adapted and used in the story arc of Star Trek series.

Sorry to let the cat out of the bag but with all this curiosity it was time the story was told.

-Bball

Hoop
05-16-2005, 04:51 PM
The best entertainment is that dancing blond pom-pom woman who dances in the aisleway and they show on the scoreboard. She is too much.
Somebody said she's the Pentecostal Pacemate :laugh: . She always has skirts almost to her ankles and she has long hair.

She sure has alot of energy. I'd hit it. :devil:

SoupIsGood
05-16-2005, 04:58 PM
I just want to see this thing... the damn website videos don't work.

ChicagoJ
05-16-2005, 05:16 PM
Somebody said she's the Pentecostal Pacemate :laugh: . She always has skirts almost to her ankles and she has long hair.

She sure has alot of energy. I'd hit it. :devil:


That's great.... :laugh:

Kegboy
05-16-2005, 08:42 PM
It's pretty simple really... It's all got to do with the talents of the guy manning the teleporter. Fortunately, with today's GPS technology even much of that is handled by computer. The operator simply pulls the lever and transports the new outfit directly onto her body (which is wired with GPS receptors and transmitters to allow for perfect transitions every time). Meanwhile, since it is a 'crossfade' type lever, it is also signaling for the old outfit to be transported back to the mothership where a wardrobe mistress neatly packs it away for the next performance as her assistant makes sure the next dress is ready for transport.

While this type of act has been around for ages it was only in the late 40's that the technology was discovered to take it to this level (Originally discovered in New Mexico). Before then it was done with misdirection, timing and layers of clothing. As you might have figured out, some of this technology was adapted and used in the story arc of Star Trek series.

Sorry to let the cat out of the bag but with all this curiosity it was time the story was told.

-Bball

Man, I go out of my way to keep my mouth shut, and you just have to show up and spoil everything. At least my conscience is clear.

MSA2CF
05-16-2005, 10:03 PM
Electrons...It's all about physics, baby.

:whoknows:

edit: BTW, the camera guys need to find someone else to put on the big screen. There are 18,345 seats out there (and more people than that). There HAS to be other people out there to show. It looks very bad to continue to show the same people over and over and over and over and over and over.

abington
05-17-2005, 12:15 AM
At 1/2time, there was a group of Pistons fans who were in the concourse of the 200 level yelling and screaming and trying to get Pacers fans riled up. The Pistons fans were big guys and pretty loud and I saw security moving in towards them. I think that might be related to the standing ovation.

grace
05-17-2005, 10:10 AM
At 1/2time, there was a group of Pistons fans who were in the concourse of the 200 level yelling and screaming and trying to get Pacers fans riled up. The Pistons fans were big guys and pretty loud and I saw security moving in towards them. I think that might be related to the standing ovation.

That would explain a lot. I purposely didn't go out there at halftime after what happened last year.