Those people on stage are faking it or are friends with the hypnotist, right?

"Occam's Razor" states that the simplest explanation is the most likely.

Which is most likely?

The hypnotist tours with a bus full of people and pays them to sit in the audience and "volunteer".
The hypnotist has dozens of employees in each city and only calls them up on stage.
Hypnosis is real.

Yeah, it is. Try it some time. Those folks are playing the most vivid and real game of ""make believe"" of their entire adult lives. Not since being children on the playground has imagination been so real.

It's fun, refreshing and it feels really good. Why isn't everybody doing this?