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#1 Gazz

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:15 PM

Well, after a succesful house party that I got requested to do by a friend, I got a few much needed pictures, another house party on Sunday and two bookings!


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A few people enjoying themselves...

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And finally a few pictures with the lighting...

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What do you think? :P Remember I'm only 15! :)
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#2 Thats entertainment

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:15 PM

Well done Mate! thumbup.gif
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

A small downside I admit, I only have 1 T-Max and it gets boaring after a while although I can only do what my money allows me at the moment. :p Also as it was people my age it was mostly HardCore music and the stobe went perfect with the smoke machine, although that ran out near the end. XD I am doing the same house tonight, I just bought another litre of fluid. :p Next month is my birthday, I plan on buying my own speakers and hopefully more lighting effects, I used the speakers at my friends house for the party above.

Although everyone stated they enjoyed the night, which was a real compliment and I also got offered a 3 day gig offer with accomidation, although I don't feel experienced enough for that. :p
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:52 PM

HI Gazz,
One tip I'll pass on is to try and keep the cables tidy -esp on the lighting. I see the std 4-way block that the lights are plugged into.
If you can fit an IEC PLUG to your lights, you can get IEC splitters for a few quid. You can then run a single cable up your t-bar, with both lights plugged into the splitter.
Get some velcro from B&Q/Homebase/Ebay and use that to strap the cables down, and it'll look much neater- with less chance of hanging yourself from those drooping cables. (and therrefore less chance of damaging your kit, and possibly ending the night early)

Anyway - keep it up, it looks a good party!

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Thats entertainment @ Apr 17 2009, 03:15 PM) View Post

Well done Mate! thumbup.gif
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Exactly. Slightly worried about the 4 way gang in the air though. that could do with zip tying to the stand.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

I'm sure a lot of us started similairly....some of us enjoyed it more whwn we fisrt started out like this.

One thing I try never to do is answer or call on my mobile when I'm working.When you get up to 40 quid an hour there maybe someone viscious in the audience who drops you in it!!Thats assuming youre not charging 40 quid an hour already!!

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

Hats off to you, mate. Playing to your peers and mates is one tough gig. They look happy, you got them dancing, successful gig!
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 05:33 PM

I done it for free as I wanted a try out gig and it was a friend, I'm ready to start charging soon. :)
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:10 AM

Who is the woman in the picture behind you I think I did her wedding lol....

Only kidding.. Well done young sir my first unpaid gig was at a freind house for his birthday party.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:24 AM

I think I probably used a radiogram for my first gig LOL
Well done Gazz, I think the first gigs are the hardest and also they take a lot of bottle, add to that your willingness to share it with you peers is a credit to you.
As has already been said, try to tidy the cables, it will make it safer and also improve the impression that you make.
I also noted a can of ale at the side of you, I think it goes down better if you aren't seen to be drinking, although with house parties you tend to be a guest too so maybe it's ok.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:23 AM

QUOTE(JimBoylan @ Apr 18 2009, 09:24 AM) View Post

I also noted a can of ale at the side of you, I think it goes down better if you aren't seen to be drinking, although with house parties you tend to be a guest too so maybe it's ok.


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:48 PM

Nice one,

I started doing house parties, it is a great way to learn. Getting further bookings from it is the biggest compliment you can get so well done!!
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:25 PM

wheres the mackies and impossibled?

only joking!

Looking good, like everyone said, tidy those cables
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:16 PM


Nice one thumbup.gif

reminds me of my first gig back in the early 80's.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:16 AM

Well done, just goes to show thats its not the gear that makes a good DJ!

Reminded me too of my early days (ahh, those wind up gramophones were the biz biggrin.gif )

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