28th September 2013 – I was booked as a Merseyside Magician to entertain guests at a 70th Birthday party, at a private house in Billinge. In fact, I was the surprise act!
I was warned that there would be about 50 people there, so the house would be packed. What I didn’t realise was HOW packed it would be! I’m used to performing close up magic, but, when you can count nasal hairs on your spectator, THAT is real close up magic!
This is one advantage of developing material that can play ANYWHERE: no need for a stage, lighting set up or special table. Like most magicians, you can just plonk me anywhere where there are people wanting to be entertained, and let me go to work.
Fortunately, the party guests were a lot of fun, and eager to be entertained, which makes my job easy. The lady who booked me was worried that the atmosphere would begin to drag, so she wanted me to keep people laughing!
I had an email the following day, where she told me that the party continued until 5am. Who says 70 year old go to bed early…? In the email, she also kindly offered me a testimonial, which I’ve included below:
I booked John for my mums 70th birthday in order to add something different to her party and so didn’t really know what to expect. I have to say I needn’t have worried, he went down a storm, the guests ranged from 8 to 78 and yet he was able to intrigue and amaze them all. He worked the rooms with his tricks and all you could hear was laughter, he was a great success so much so that everyone was talking about him long after he’d left. I’d definitely book him again! (J. Sinnott, Billinge, Merseyside)
If you’d like your party to go with a laugh and a giggle, feel free to visit my Party Magician page, or give me a call on 07950 338093. I’m more than happy to tell you how I can make your event even more fun!