Despite what you may think, not many people have watched a magician performing live! This is not just the case in Africa, where magic as a performing art is exceptionally rare, but even European and North American audiences have seldom seen a live magic performance.
The most common forms of event entertainment, such as a live band, singers or a stand-up comedian, have already been experienced so frequently at functions and parties that guests are rarely surprised by the entertainment. Unfortunately, this is not the reaction you want and you certainly don’t want the situation where the entertainment is boring or “the same old thing”.
When you provide your guests with a magical experience, it’s important to remember how unusual it will be for them to experience live magic; it will certainly be surprising. And even if they are fortunate to have seen magic before, it’s unlikely that they’ll be bored by the performance because of the nature of how magic works: it’s a performance art that’s based on the element of surprise.