One day you find yourself in the middle of a task everybody is counting on, for you to fulfill. You have an event carefully planned but it’s one of those times when you just want to get yourself through it without having to worry too much about what it involves, while also wanting to do it right. The venue may be ready, the dresses and shoes all pressed and polished, invitation designs have been sent and you know you are ready, as well as your loved ones. You may also see proposal samples.
Everything seems to be in place before the big day comes. Then you realize the program you have arranged, isn’t complete. Not just yet. You also remember that you have guests coming and that they need to be entertained. You do not want to get them bored if you do not have enough stuff planned to literally get the party stated.
Suddenly planning an event isn’t so easy anymore, no matter how good of an organizer you are because you want to create a memorable day and give out a party in full blast, making sure people will enjoy and remember it well. That’s not something you can do by yourself. With a little help from professionals, you may just be able to accomplish this. Being in charge of something as big as a birthday, a wedding, or a corporate event, is indeed a very challenging feat.
When someone asks you to be in charge of planning an event or organizing a party, whether you have enough skills and experience and whether you trust yourself or not, make sure the party will be at its best by having people who can entertain the guests and not just lull them to sleep with long talks, lectures, and speeches. Even in corporate events, people need some sort of ice breakers in between.
The best ones to usually break the ice faster and easier is music. That wasn’t so much of a shocker, was it? Music according to what type of event or party you are having, never fails to entertain a crowd. But Andy Warhol sold you dreams when he said 15 minutes of fame will do the trick. These days, it’s more like 15 seconds.
You get 15 seconds to draw the crowd into being entertained. If it is commemorative, then you won’t need billboard’s top 100 complete with its disco and club hits. If it’s an all out, full-pledged party being thrown as in celebration of an achievement or an important day in an organization, then bring on the playlist of loud, electrifying, mood-encouraging music, complete with mixers, sick turntables, the works. What remains to be seen, since people can remember, is that celebrations will never be the same without music, even when you go back to the days when man haven’t even seen a radio yet, not to mention turntables.
Back in the days when folks sang songs in moonlit nights and dance around the fire, then fast forward to banjos and guitars that they can play anywhere, to make a journey easier, to ease tensions, to while away the time, or to wish someone well. Music has always set the mood, and in times of trouble, it also makes the pain easier to bear so that we have a chance to forget what’s bothering us, even just for a little while.
These days, it’s pretty easy to get a party started and get it going because of all the technology we have access to. Music playing have evolved from the 80’s boombox to the 90’s loud speakers and continued to set a crowd in frenzy with dizzying disco songs on repeat in the new millennium. It wouldn’t be complete though without a cool professional operating on the mix and playing the right type of songs for a crowd. That is why most people and organizations expecting a big crowd hire DJs or disc jockeys. They can make the party more entertaining.
This may be an easy task if you know what it is you are looking for. Or what you want to happen on the occasion. The person you hire can have a very big impact on the success of the event itself. It can make or break your chances of maintaining your place in the social circle. This is why before setting an agreement, you should take a few factors into account. You would want to end up only with those who can do the job well, equipped with the right tools. Not that it needs to be cutting edge technology but the DJ at least have to keep up with the latest.
People will notice when a party is a flop or a success. The sound system for example, should be adequate to handle your party if it proves to be the kind that will have to hold a lot of people. They have to be time conscious and keep up with pressure of the occasion.The market is full of well rounded entertainers. But then you have to find the DJs that can offer versatility to the occasion. Many things can go wrong, even if this was this is supposed to be the best-planned company event ever, and they should be able to handle it smoothly.
It is not easy to decide on the right entertainment for your reception. You would want to make sure that the DJ is not just anybody who does it on the side. It has to be someone who has expertise when it comes to delivering performance. He has to be able to face different types of audience at a pace that only the professionals in his trade can muster.
This way, you will not be worried about him being criticized rather than making the party a full blast one. Go with a person who has an extensive experienced that is varied enough for him to handle any type of event. Especially company events, because you would have a lot of people evaluating it, and if something goes wrong, it’s on the one who organized it. Because sometimes a corporate audience can be tough and not nearly as easy to entertain as any other party crowd.
The important thing for most disc jockeys is that the people stay involved. Unless you plan samples to be the one who keeps it going, which is very unlikely if the party is also for you. Then again, performance is only one part of it. Attitude is another. You do not want to end up with someone you cannot instruct well and someone who wants to do everything on his terms. Whether you are in charge of a wedding, a birthday, a seminar or a corporate gathering, the success of these activities goes out to how you plan them.
And getting the right DJ to work for you through the event, is one of them. There are times when it is just too tiring to meet the expectation of too many people. Whether you the budget are a thousand or a hundred thousand bucks, you should be able to put confidence in the proposal of a contract DJ or independent one. How you can afford them, is not your concern, but the company’s that is why it is better to keep a party DJ post open for bidding.
Whatever the price range is, it has to be to be transparent and clearly stated in writing when you finally get the figures of the expenses. The entertainment industry doesn’t fall short of people you can hire, to do a good job for you. Be with the ones you are sure to be able to work with closely. This is so instructions will come clear and it will be really organized.
Most people think being a DJ is all fun and games, a very easy ride to make money. But you’re up for an awakening. It isn’t a profession that can be considered as a walk in the park. Noting in the entertainment industry is, because you have competition by the thousands. A disc jockey’s life is filled with ups and downs.
It’s not a party like the ones they ensure to keep going, at all. These people spend and invest on tools, blowing their savings and paychecks on the latest turntables. They know their trade is tough, and they can only keep up so much, trying to think where in the world their next paycheck is going to come from. Some are able to strike a good fortune in making it the biggest gigs.
Others aren’t so lucky, so they have no choice but go from town to town, city to city, until they score another party and hopefully earn publicity good enough for other people and their companies to trust them. You have to hand it to them though. They try to put a free flow of music to keep people’s attention.
But no matter how many songs they have and how talented they are in pumping up the crowd to their best party moods, they would still get criticized, no matter how much they keep spinning records that the majority would hopefully appreciate. There’s always a few who wouldn’t be happy. But with any profession, that’s just the way it is. People wouldn’t cut you slack, but you do what you do anyway. After all, whether you are a disc jockey or not, as some would say, life isn’t always a party.