July 25, 2007

DJ

When playing as a DJ on a wedding, birthday party, or any event which involves a heterogeneous public:

  • Only play music your public likes, even if you hate it yourself.
  • Play mainly music aimed at the women. Men will only start to dance when there are chicks to score/impress on the dance floor.
  • Play the most widely accepted music first, and move to the younger, harder genres later in the evening when the elder family members have left. This way everyone gets to hear some music they like.
  • Make the dance floor dark enough;people won’t dance when they are too exposed in the light.
  • When someone requests a song that you wouldn't normally play (because you think it’s not going to work), tell them that you'll only play it if they promise to dance to it. You should especially do this if it's a man making the request.

  • When the dance floor is opened early and there’s not much dancing: don’t worry--people still have to talk, and when more alcohol is consumed, they will start dancing.
-- Vincent De Munck

Posted by Matthew at July 25, 2007 10:59 AM