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Thomas A. Lilly
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Just finished up the tax data for 2007, and I notice that my performance related mileage was down this year. After two years of 20K+, I posted just over 17K for 2007. Still about 87% of the total mileage on the van.

Got me curious: how many performance related miles do you post a year?

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That's going to depend on the person's business, isn't it? Those who travel no more than a radios of say 20 miles from home will have a much smaller mileage than those travelling distances with a specific type of show.

I cover the whole of the UK with Punch & Judy and clock in just over 30,000 but I know busy birthday party people in urban areas who come in under 10,000.

It's an interesting question but it might not actually tell you a great deal just on mileages.
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I'd agree with Tony. Depends on the type of show your doing. When I did school shows, we traveled a lot, been a few years but 30,000 range wasn't unusual. Playing local fare is going to keep it way down. I also know magicians who never really leave the county they live in and make a good living. Illusionist and stage show people are going to have some big travel bills.
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I was thinking more along the lines of platform work: libraries, schools, birthday parties, festivals, company picnics and parties, table hopping. More or less what I consider family events, the sorta places we encounter the little darlings, as opposed to full evening shows.

I guess my curiosity was probably more about what others are doing to make it full-time.

Maybe the question should have been about how many separate jobs you booked last year as a full-time family entertainer.

I'm based in Maryland and work in DC, northern Virginia, a little in south eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

On average about 230 jobs a year.
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Will you get to the show faster if you travel in Kilometers or Miles?

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What if you were an astronaut? Did you know that space is just an hour's leisurely drive away, if your car could go straight up?
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