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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post

    To be fair, I had a couple of the younger ones (late 20's) ask why I wasn't there more often because they loved the "old school" stuff I was playing (I'm finding people are swaying more towards the older music again at the moment)
    Errrr, that would be because it's so much better.

    Actually, you're not far off the mark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    Now to start planning next week's shenanigans in a very nice brasserie local to me who are hosting an 80s night next Saturday....that one's looking like a lot of fun
    Back to the modern stuff, eh?

    News of a storming gig later, marred only by the fact that I only had one new toy, and didn't dare do the gig with just one. ( Did I mention the new speakers)?
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    I was out for the first time in a few months on Friday, doing an 80's themed night at my local pub.
    I must admit, I was a bit nervous about it as I hadn't done anything for a while, purposely. I was also slightly apprehensive because despite having designed the posters a good 4 weeks before the actual event, they were never put up in the pub for whatever reason?
    I mentioned it countless times and went in there thinking that I'd more or less be playing to one man and his dog........... I was totally wrong!

    They'd kept telling me not to worry about it and that there was a good vibe going on with lots of interest, but I'm a born worrier, always have been, always will be.
    I don't doubt my ability at all, especially when it comes to the 80's and I have recently been pushing the 80's side of things.
    I'm not that interested in doing the weddings anymore, and if I am going to continue doing this as and when, I just want to do the gigs that interest me.
    I have a few weddings for 2018, both down South and up here in Norfolk, and they are all being covered.

    Since I pushed the 80's side, albeit very slightly as I am starting a new co-ordinating role for a well known large brand, working from home as of Wednesday, I've had a number of enquiries.

    So, I need not have worried about Friday. It went very well. I'd have liked to have received more obscure 80's requests and there was nothing away from the 'norm, but the place was very busy with lots of people making the effort of dressing up and everyone seemed to love it, including me.
    The pub were happy too and they've asked me if I'll do another one at the end of March.

    Good to get behind the decks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakermaker Promotions View Post
    Good to get behind the decks again!
    Addictive, isn't it?

    OK, Saturday's gig. The first of four Legslappers* gigs almost in a row. ( Well it was until some clients started moving dates around ) Lincoln City Football ground, a nice venue with great staff, and a very handy load in. I was there very early, having swerved round by Nottingham to pick up the s/h Maui11. We're beginning to come to terms with the venue, which has a few unhelpful characteristics, like us having to set up in a corner of the room, with access to the toilets behind us, which makes speaker placement tricky, as the guests cross the cables. This time, I used cable protectors, and next time, I think the Stealth will probably be tried.

    Well, they were a lovely crowd, and when it was my turn, the dance floor was filled to capacity instantly!! I had about an hour and a half to fill, and although a few left with an hour to go, I had a hardcore of dancers who remained on the floor to the end. I was sad that I only had one Maui, as the second one arrived today. I contemplated using only one, but decided that a pair of LD Stinger twelves were a safer bet. I don't use them enough, they're lovely cabs. All in all, a fabulous night, and next week it's back to the site of my first Legslappers gig, nearly nine years ago.

    *Legslappers. A charitable organisation who organise wine tastings, in the style of a bier keller. With the right crowd it's immense fun for one and all. The FFN serve wines and lead guests through various activities, including having the fellas stand on chairs, while the ladies beat out the Radetsky March on their legs, hence the nickname. I then get a crowd of punters who have imbibed a fair amount of pop, and are just in a mood for a good dance to finish the night off in the last hour or two of the night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Addictive, isn't it?
    *Legslappers. A charitable organisation who organise wine tastings, in the style of a bier keller. With the right crowd it's immense fun for one and all. The FFN serve wines and lead guests through various activities, including having the fellas stand on chairs, while the ladies beat out the Radetsky March on their legs, hence the nickname. I then get a crowd of punters who have imbibed a fair amount of pop, and are just in a mood for a good dance to finish the night off in the last hour or two of the night.
    Yup, they are a great group (FFN), I've had the pleasure to cover a couple of these for Peter in the past. Always been great gigs.

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    Just call me DJ Kaled...

    I don't do stairs! (geddit?)..

    Saturday just gone saw me helping out a friend to do an engagement party at a WMC in a village I'd not passed through since a bypass road was built in 1996.

    Loadin was er... Either round the back & up several steep flights of stairs or.. From the front up 2 flights of stairs with a yomp down the length of the function room. I opted for the latter. My my, that was good exercise!

    I got paid & all setup then proceeded to get bums wiggling in seats. Buffet time came & afterwards I just managed to tempt people up - at which point the dad of the lass who was newly engaged wanted to say a few words. That done we got rolling again.

    Lots of 90s was requested & plenty was delivered. Come 11pm finishing time the crowd had thinned & the ending was somewhat lacklustre.

    Loading out took a mere 40 minutes but damn near killed me off. My shoulders are still aching today. The culprit - the trussbooth. I really must change the allaround plastic to 3mm soon!

    Some highlights of the night can be seen here..


    https://vimeo.com/256292993

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