33 this year. Been DJing for 10 years (club/rave DJ), but with emphasis placed more in other fields. First paying gig was a wedding in 1995 at age 16.
True...age does not always equate experience.Being 50, 60, or 70, doesn't neccessarily mean more experience. I am 37, and have been DJing professionally (ie getting paid to spin) for 23 years (1988 ), been a mobile DJ for 19 years (1993), doing Weddings for 18 years (1994). I know many Mobile DJ's in thteir 50's who have just started.
Larry I feel the exact same way. I love much of today's current music. So I see myself as someone who can get the young ones up and dancing as well as the older.Just turned 50. Did weddings and events in my 20's, then worked sound reinforcement for musical theatre for over a decade, took time off to get married (and learn how to be married) for a decade, now focusing again on DJ work. I've been a gear fanatic for a long time, and am happy it has improved so much, but in some ways that is more secondary now. Now that I'm older, I have a much better overall skill set for working events, and that parallels more interest in getting better at reading the crowd, stronger MC stills, and picking better sets. I also still really like the music, so much new stuff that is great, along with older stuff I really like.