All Quiet in Music City
The Consensus is the way most Sleepers experience reality. Technology pervades the Consensus, and Technocrats often have a much easier time of creating magical effects than other Awakened. Everyone has welcomed, telephones, the Internet, and all other manner of what would have seemed like magic mere centuries ago.
Whenever you try to perform a magical effect, you can choose to fight against the Consensus through vulgar magic (e.g. conjuring a fireball in your hands is generally considered impossible) or you can try to use coincidental magic (e.g. a spark just happened to touch off near that gas can). The Consensus is very powerful (it is, after all, strengthened by billions of Sleepers), and if you use vulgar magic consistently, you will often incur Paradox, so be mindful of how you use your magic.