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  1. I've mentioned it in a previous post - we are near enough the cheapest thing they hire. Here's my best guess for an "average" wedding: (we'll use 5 Star's price's for starters (no pun intended, I think) Hire of function room £250. 80 meals @ 23.65 a head (£1892). Evening buffet for 50 £211.50 Flowers - £150 Balloons, decorations £125 Cars - £250 Suits - £200 Dresses - £200 Photographer - £135 God only knows what a 3 teir 'average' cake would be. A few £100? That's £3713.50 in TOTAL (never get married) Add the DJ (the best part of it all......ever!) £100
  2. I always let them use my sound system and mic if necessary but on the terms that I control the sound. I did a big 60's night a few months ago and they had a band play before me (but i did know them) and they didn't even have amps! So I had to rig them as well and there was no space left on stage. We also had to get it all off for me to start the disco!!
  3. Oooohhhh, bang! PCing for DJ's can be great but always remember - they can fail. Take the CD player with you (and CD's!) if you start using the PC
  4. Yep! They do help. I've had a fair bit of business from it over the years.
  5. Ooohhh, I'd buy loads of different DJ gear as I would never give it up. No need to go into detail! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif
  6. On my Terms and Conditions page (sent out with the booking form) I have two statements at the bottom. One states "Do you want to use a fog machine, these can affect people with atshma etc...." and there is a tickbox if they DO NOT want to have it. The same tickbox is there for strobe lighting. This really covers you because it is pre-warning them and giving them the option in the first place. ANOTHER CONTRACT UPDATE FOR SOME PEOPLE I THINK!! At the gig itself (and this is also in the T's and C's, I put up a warning notice which is usually enhanced by a UV light. Still very rare
  7. Yeah, they always over-run. I did one recently and they hadn't even had their meal when we arrived! So we got all the gear in on the stage and closed the curtain. They entered the hall and ate while I set up. Took the usual hour but then they were still eating/chatting so I had to wait for another 45minsish! I had a look at what to play but that filled around 5 mins! Very good night in the end! I don't know why people try to get refunds for unforeseen circimstances especially at weddings. Compared to other aspects of the wedding, the DJ is probably one of the less-costly things. N
  8. The time when the dance floor is full and also near the end, when people are so http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/censored2.gif it doesn't matter what you do!! At a few recent events, when there was a big stage, I wandered around with the mic for a bit and at a smaller local venue I had a very short walk before the event because it is set in great places. I often like walking around a bit if enough space with the mic (and talking into it!) I suppose we all have our own little quirks!
  9. I'm on holiday next week (or this coming week) as well. Wonder if its the same place!!
  10. Heh! Have a butchers!! Whats up with this weekend's gig then, Chris? I haven't got anymore until OCTOBER!!! Well, I do live in a smallesh area!
  11. I actually do not use a starcloth, just black cloth (exciting!) which is folded up like a blanket.
  12. Nice van Chris! Its the kind I wanna get eventually!
  13. otronics

    You never know

    Never heard of it........but sounds great though. Mikeee - "What's MTV?!!!!!" Go out and buy Sky man! (note: I do not watch the channel though!)
  14. Also, ensure all gear is named with UV pen/permanent marker. Even the gang sockets, you never know what ******* is out there!!
  15. After several years experience, I thought it would be good to add advice on the small things to take with you and ensure you have for your disco. feel free to add to this, and we all should have a "brighter disco!" Take some water, or weak squash to keep that throat ready! Use your own watch for timekeeping http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif Ensure you have plenty of gaffer tape (you never know if *that* wire has to go across a fire exit) Take a torch Some may choose to take a fire extinguisher and first aid kit (I just carry plasters) BACKUP: Take
  16. I think the new book is good and I suppose it was to save space. Search for a thread a few weeks ago which I posted stating all the useful websites for the charts. Paper is much better though!
  17. Of all the decades, my favorite is the 90's (music-wise). There are always the tunes everyone recognises. Ie/ Ce Ce Peniston - Finally Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready Sister Sledge - We Are Family Remix etc http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/pepsi.gif
  18. An *older* friend of mine once said I ought to take ear plugs with me to discos!!
  19. "Warning! The buffet is about to commence!" After: "You all seem to be alive and well after the buffet, so lets get started..."
  20. Lesson to learn: always use a watch!! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif
  21. Few weeks ago: Buffet has just started. Chap comes up to me and says "Come on then, lets have some music" http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/wallbash.gif At the same gig: all equipment is set up and somone asks "are we going to have a disco tonight?" http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/wallbash.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/wallbash.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/wallbash.gif Also at the same gig(!!!): "Are you the DJ?". This is asked after I have announed the buffet is starting and have been playing CD's in the background
  22. Got an email today from a chap trying to find out where these lyrics come from: [name removed] It sounds like Rage against the michine.?2003. "GO get up,get outta my bed. now find your way home" "What was i thankin.Maybe i should quit my drinkin" I cant figure out who sings this song.NO thanks to stupid DJ's! please help me!!!!!! Any ideas? The last activity in the charts for the band was in 1999 though. Hmmmm
  23. otronics

    1000th UK #1!

    We are on 987 #1 singles in the UK, 1000 is not far away at all but who will it be. This will be BIG!! http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/html/emoticons/pepsi.gif
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