A lot of you may not know that during the 19990's and 2000's I worked a LOT of restaurants. there was a period when I was performing at 8 restaurants a week.
That experience was invaluable. Over a 2-3 hour period I performed the same tricks repeatedly (sometimes 15-20 times) and got really good at them. Multiply that by 8 times per week, it's a lot of experience!
It was also a time before cellphone cameras. Any recordings were done on camcorders - which was a bit more intrusive. I considered it an honour to be recorded on the rare occasions it happened and this was one of those times.
Easter in 1999 took place on this same weekend (April 2-4) and this family had gathered to celebrate the event. They came to Joe Kool's restaurant on the Saturday and then had Easter Dinner on Sunday. I saw them once a year. This particular time they came prepared with their camcorder and recorded the show for their family album. And then, when they returned the next year, they brought me a videotape of the show!
So, here I am, in the middle of my 'restaurant run' 21 years ago.