QUOTE(Raymilkybarkid @ Jul 30 2010, 05:55 PM)
Nothing for me tonight (Friday)
Saturday Wedding ...But a strange one I am working from 3.00pm - 7.00pm (In a Marquee) then hand over to another disco who finishes at 11.00pm (Within the main house) the whole wedding is bizarre to say the least. They have also booked belly dance lesson for the guests together with a dance-a-size session.
They have laid a clown, magician and animal man for the childrens entertainment during the afternoon.
No wedding breakfast - Just a Hog Roast and BBQ during the afternoon.
No Speeches or First Dance.
Bizarre to say the least wasn't worth me being there I just ended up playing background music.... arrived and set up by 2.00 along with all the other entertainers except the other DJ as per terms from the clients.
We were all set ready for the 3.00pm kick off but the Wedding party didn't arrive until 4.15 due to photographs.
I started playing as per shedule and had not one person in the marquee except the staff.
I went to see the Bride and Groom who told me just to play some Light Jazzy style music and to join in with their celebration within the grounds.
4.15 Childrens entertainment starts in main house
5.30 -6.15 Belly Dance all the guests come into the marquee for a demonstration / lesson
6.15 - 6.45 - Dance-a-size 90% of the guests joined in very entertaining
6.45 Hog Roast and BBQ served
7.00 I start to break down
The other DJ is set up in the main house by 6.15 and starts as I end.
I stayed on (at the request of the B & G) for a while for some food and to see how things progressed into the evening. Most of the guests sat in the garden until 8.00 when they were requested to go in to the main house to start the evenings dancing which happened.....the guests were like sheep and all followed in started dancing. I left at 8.30 to start my 2 1/2 hour drive home.
Professional DJ Since 1983 - Having worked in Clubs, Pubs, Mobile and Radio in the UK and Europe
29 Years Experience and still learning.