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