I recently bumped into a gentleman while shopping for shirts at a well established shopping chain. We both had a double take at each other, then it twigged. I had entertained at his wedding ten years ago!!! (see image 2009 below).
This got me thinking:
A) About how long I have been doing my thing with magic (17 years as a full-time job).
B) Happy about my memory operating at a fairly good range. C) That I still do a job that I love and enjoy.
As the saying goes "Nothing beats EXPERIENCE"... Unless of course your playing scrabble, then adding a "D" gives you EXPERIENCED.
Either way an experienced magician (or magician with experience) who has been entertaining a extensively over long period of time is a safe bet when looking for a magician to hire for an event.
Below is a year-by-year snap-shot counting back from 2018 to 2002 when I first took the plunge to become a full-time genuine professional magician.