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dj Spiral

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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.
 

jrj12591

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I am 21 but i don't do much gigs do to the fact that I'm currently attending college for a degree in EE. Not exactly the greatest choice but my school is 4 hours from my home.
I started when i was 18 and been doing a radio show for the past 3 years.
 

Hutt

Pro Dj groupie since 1996
47 years old here... started at the local roller rink when I was 16 djing...
 

adjtogo

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I'm 52 but feel much younger due to my diet and exercise regiment. Been in the business nearly 19 years. Can't believe how fast time has gone by!! How much longer will I DJ? Don't know. Only God can answer that question. Mentally, I feel sharp and keep up with all the latest trends in music and equipment. Look forward to each and every gig there is!! Absolutely love what I do!!
 

BillESC

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I'll hit 62 this month and ESC will turn 40 years old next January first. Started at the age of 15 in 1965 doing community theatre.
 

TMSOriginal

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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.
True...age does not always equate experience.
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Not quite 50 here yet...will be 42 in June...I started in theatre (acting) in second grade and "pretending" to DJ before that, circa 1976 (in the 1st grade I used to setup 2 "suitcase turntables with a rack of records between & my mom's hairbrush as a mic -- I even taught myself to cue on those turntables LOL)...I have been a professional DJ (paid) since 1985 (started in radio & "doing" jr. high dances when I was in sr. high) then...worked thru college "doing" radio & mobile shows...started at the first music video club in Iowa circa 1992, along with mobile events...been full-time, self-employed since 2001 (I did admittedly take three years off/away from mobile events when I owned my high-energy sports bar that I DJ/VJed at)
...so...36 years as an "entertainer" (LOL), 27 years as a DJ, 11 years FT & self-employed...we shall see what is going on in my life & career in eight years when I turn 50...
 

nextgen1

The Next Generation DJ
I'm 50 here and did my first wedding 11 years ago but really got serious 7 years ago in 2005. I can say I'm just getting started and love this great business.
 

larry62

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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.

-larry-
 

nextgen1

The Next Generation DJ
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.

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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.
 
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