- Dynamo returns to Camp Nou and goes undercover as FC Barcelona’s latest ‘Security Consultant’
- World Famous Magician surprises groups of FC Barcelona fans at Camp Nou
- WATCH the reactions as Dynamo astonishes fans and upgrades their standard tickets to VIP tickets
Betfair, Official Betting Partner of FC Barcelona, have revealed that last season, world famous magician Dynamo went undercover disguised as the club’s lead Security Consultant to surprise a number of supporters as part of Betfair’s #MagicOfBarça campaign.
Earlier in the year, Betfair, had confirmed that Dynamo had been working behind the scenes with several of the first team players. The magician reappeared at the club and went undercover as FC Barcelona’s latest employee and dazzled fans with some sleight of hand magic.
Through the use of prosthetics, Dynamo underwent a complete transformation from global superstar to happy-go-lucky ‘Roger Butterfield’, a security consultant from Bradford who was given his dream job, working at Camp Nou.
Positioned by the ticket machines, Roger Butterfield interacted with fans on their way to the game. As part of the act, Roger followed various security procedures, stopping fans for random bag searches and ticket checks but all was not as it seemed.
Pulling a full-length ladder from a bag, a reappearing hot dog and VIP tickets were among the surprises fans enjoyed as part of this special match day experience.
Dynamo, World Famous Magician, said: “It was crucial that no-one recognised me, so I ended up spending four hours in makeup to get the look right.
“The funny thing is, despite all the prosthetics, FC Barcelona fans were still coming up to me trying to take pictures because they thought I was Lionel Messi in disguise!”
Dynamo was brought in by Betfair and FC Barcelona to support the brand’s #MagicOfBarça campaign. Follow @Betfair and #MagicOfBarca to keep up to date with the latest activity taking place this coming season and for a chance to win FC Barcelona tickets and VIP experiences.
Stephen Mault, Marketing Director for Betfair, said: Betfair’s partnership with FC Barcelona began last season and we have continued to provide fans with truly magical experiences which support our #MagicOfBarça campaign.”
WATCH: The moment FC Barcelona’s first team players met with Dynamo for the first time during a pioneering training session: https://youtu.be/QfyO1bOObi8
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Over the last five years, Dynamo’s ascent from unknown, working class magician, hailing from the poverty stricken Delph Hill estate on the outskirts of Bradford, to multi award-winning, global superstar, has been nothing short of miraculous. The closest thing to a real life, comic book, super-hero, Dynamo has walked (on water) across the river Thames, levitated in front of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and walked down the outside of the L.A times building.
His hit TV show ‘Magician Impossible’ has enthralled over 400 million viewers across 180 territories since its inception in 2011 and won a cluster of awards, while his critically acclaimed live tour ‘Seeing is Believing’ quickly erupted from a 10 date run into a year long behemoth, selling over 600,000 tickets and filling arenas across the UK and Australia. He’s the first magician in history to headline the world famous O2 in London.
Although he has now completed his 150 date international live tour and declared the final episode of Magician Impossible to be “his last”, at age 33 Dynamo is only just beginning and there are countless surprises still to come.