From the Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a letter dated January 22, 2001:


Dear Mr. Garrett,

On behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, please accept our sincere gratitude for your outstanding magical performance at the Presidential Inaugural Banquet this past Thursday evening at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. You certainly held our guests spellbound with your unique style of sleight-of-hand magical entertainment! Many members of our committee who witnessed your superb magic and interaction with our guests are still talking about it. Your performance was simply fantastic and just perfect for this historic event!

In addition to your incredible performance abilities, we appreciate your cooperation and sincere desire to create an unforgettable experience for our guests. You certainly met and exceeded our expectations, which is the mark of a true professional. I look forward to the opportunity of perhaps working with you again in the future.

Dan, on behalf of President George W. Bush, we thank you again for making our special event so memorable.

With deep appreciation,

[signed] Cynthia Grubb, Entertainment Director, 
Presidential Inaugural Committee

Here are some more things his clients are saying about Dan Garrett:

As usual, you were superb, and thank you for helping to make our Celebration [in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fabulous Fox Theater, Atlanta] even that much more special. 

— Robert Roy Ezor of Rand & Ezor, P.C.

I was amazed and astounded Saturday night. None of your promotional literature gave me enough of a preparation for your wonderful and entertaining performance at our party. I am going to have you at another affair just so I can see more of your magic and figure out what the h-ll you did! 

— Lawrence M. Gold of Gray, Gilliland & Gold, P.C.

The comments I received following your performance were all quite complimentary and positive. I think, by virtue of the standing ovation, that we could not have made a better selection for entertainment. Your ease ...coupled with your magical skills were certainly impressive to us all.

— Gil C. Simonds, CPCU of Pritchard & Jerden, Inc.

Without a doubt, your act was the highlight of our recent conference at Jekyll Island, and the standing ovation you received at the conclusion of your presentation is definitely an indication of how much everyone enjoyed it. On behalf of all of us who were fortunate enough to be with you at our banquet, many thanks for the most enjoyable entertainment we have seen in many a year.

— William C. McBrayer, President of the Georgia Retail Association

Our annual staff dinner was a spectacular success because of your grand performance. Your rapport with the audience was easily established from the beginning of your program and you held us all spellbound until the very end, even as we all but followed you out the door. So many comments have been shared regarding your fantastic sleight of hand, even under close scrutiny. Surely it was real magic — no one can be that fast! Thank you again for the experience of beholding magic. We look forward to seeing you again. 

— Faye Landey, Administrator of Campbell-Stone North

We have received nothing but wonderful comments regarding our choice of entertainment. It certainly added a special touch to our party. You are the best we have ever seen!

— Princess M. Wright of Arthur Andersen & Co.

I received many compliments on your performance. Your tricks and humor delighted the young and old alike. 

— Leslie N. Fowler, of the Sofran Company.

The magic you performed during our reception and your [main show] performance later on in the evening was enjoyed by all. Those who witnessed your magic up close said it was the best they had ever seen. Thank you for adding a lot of fun to our Dealer Award Dinner. 

— Charlie Christian of the Amoco Oil Company

Nothing but superlatives have I heard with regard to your performance. You went above and beyond what was required of you to ensure that the customer had a successful evening. It is refreshing to see that type of wholesome professionalism in this day and age. 

— Douglas D. Bush, Event Planner for American Airlines

Thank you for the outstanding job you did for us at our reception at the Carter Presidential Center. The compliments from our guests confirmed that you were a hit. I look forward to working with you again in the future. 

— Faye Whaley of Response Communications, Inc.

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