haha so true! When I was a mobile DJ(weddings mainly) and people would request things like Metallica, I just flat out lied and said we don't have it(we only used CDs). Sorry dude, no one wants to head bang on the dance floor. ACDC is as close as ur gonna get!The true travesty is that we actually DIDN'T have Don't Stop Believing.
Sorry Thormmy then your NOT a real DJ if you get paid to do a wedding or anything else you should play what they want! SO now that I hear this IF I ever hire a DJ? and anyone at my party requests something I will put in the contract you will do it Or not get paid lets say you go to someplace and the person working at t his place you ask them to do something they I can not! I bet you will go find someone in charge..... you know the rest????? and yes it is the same! get paid to do a JOB you should do it. no matter how dumb you think it is
I disagree. Sometimes people at weddings and party's have a bit too much to drink and want to hear what only they want to hear. Unless it's the bride or groom asking, no don't play it. They are not paying you, the host, bar owner, or party thrower is paying you. Good work Thommy
how DO you know the people who put on the party didn't want it?
Then they would have asked for it
well, I worked for and was trained by the largest mobile DJ chain in the Midwest. I did what I was trained to do and have absolutely no shame about it. My job was to keep people dancing and keep the floor rotating and that's what I did.
and yes, the bride/groom were always the ultimate authority. But, if you just simply say "I don't have it" it avoids all of drama. This is also why no one was ever allowed to see the full music listing at the event.
I see what you did there! "Keep the floor rotating", a little Mannequins reference there, hugh Thommy? Lol.. Love it!
haha totally didn't do that on purpose. That's the subconscious at work :-)In all seriousness I LOVED that job. Stressful, yes, but so much fun! The system they taught was basically to play 3 of a genre from a given decade. That's how you start and then eventually get better at reading the crowd. Working at 8-Trax prior to that really helped because my specialty became 70s and 80s, but I could do it in a way that I was told "won't work" haha. Listening to the sets over and over as a door host gave me a great skillset when I needed it :-) aahhh the good ole days!
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