This upscale Golf Country Club is one of the most elegant venues you will ever visit in Louisville. I worked an awards night so there wasn't much dancing, but I did not have any MC duties either. The people were festive and I was treated to some DELICIOUS appetizers and dessert food. I hope to go there again someday.
I learned so much about current technology and the upcoming advancements in the DJ world, that it was totally worth the price of 2-day admission. The large group of about 80 DJs was pretty fun to hang out with too. All in all a good experience with some helpful tips on marketing and advertising. I will probably attend the next one in Las Vegas which is even larger and focuses on the upcoming changes in the industry and millennial clientele.
This was a Master Class in MC work for me. It was a Bat Mitzvah that was totally packed and the biggest event I attended all year. I got to watch a complete PRO as he MC'd the event with constant energy, crowd control, and excitement. The music was Top 40 mainstream with clean-edits and the crowd was Adults and High-schoolers, probably filling 350 seats.
I was inspired by how well the MC maintained his energy being in his 40's. I went home and hit the weights :)
On this night I worked as MC for the DJ, Keith Brockman (Sound Off DJ) in Lexington, KY. This was an amazing night for me because I mostly sat and watched a DJ with decades of Experience, and an INCREDIBLE Mental Capacity to recall THOUSANDS of songs, and read and control the crowd of constant dancers. I was never the same after this wedding because Keith talked me through his thought process while he was DJ'ing the event. I learned more than I ever have in a single night.
Best DJ I have ever seen.
The Sky Bar was a really good venue to have a small wedding reception because of the stellar views from the 15th floor. You could see all of downtown Lexington and get some quiet talking-space in the multiple rooms around the club. The owner Vince, was kind to me and happened to have one of the best in-house sound systems that I have heard yet in a club. The bar staff and attendants were all accommodating to me as well. I went from my Pioneer DDJ-1000 straight into his smaller house mixer using 2 XLR cables with 1/4 inch adapters, and the sound was fantastic! I even got my own stage to operate from which is super helpful in keeping some necessary distance from the dancers, and also allowing me to see the whole room from a higher vantage point.
Thanks Paul, Judy, and Vince
This wedding was at the rural Marion Barn and I brought my Roaming photo booth and reception set up. There was lots of daylight coming into the dance party so it took a while for the guests to come indoors. I don't blame them as there was splendid beauty out there and great views of the horses and corn fields which were in full-bloom. I've learned that just because a party may take a while to get started doesn't mean that it is not going to JUMP. Usually it means that the dancing is simply going to go LATE! This was the case here and the party had so many active dancers, singers, and requests, that I was exhausted after the night ended. It was a ton of fun and especially successful because the guests had so many requests of their favorite songs. Its a DJ's not-so-secret weapon to fill requests that are meaningful to the audience at large. I spent about one hour solidly playing requests, one after another non-stop. Songs that were off-the-path and held private significance. That turned out to be a very active night for everybody.