Sunday, September 27, 2009

Last nights wedding was at the University of Alberta Faculty Club in Edmonton Alberta. It was another great success with a fun time had by all including me (the DJ The bride and groom had allot of friends there as well as family and they didn't avoid the dance floor in favor of visiting and talking to everyone. The food is also always great at the Faculty Club which is a bonus.

The only tough bit was that the couple opted to do the cake cutting about 20 minutes after the start of the dance. The cake was in another adjoining room so everyone left the dance area. It was a little tricky to sway them back over to the other side, but they eventually came around again and the party picked back up.

There were lots of great requests, most of which I managed to squeeze in. Everybody including the bride and groom were quite polite and nice even while managing to consume a healthy amount of drink. I took a few photos to post. I didn't use any flash because I wanted the pictures to be somewhat blurred to avoid anyone being too recognizable.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Last post I said I would post some of my pics from Washington DC so here they are. That's my wife Sherri in the bottom picture with me.

We had a great time. The helicopter flew right over our head and landed on the lawn of the white house as we were passing by. Pretty cool.

Since we came back I've Done two Soundsations weddings. One at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton and one at the Executive Royal Inn in Nisku. So two royal weddings (not funny, I know). Anyway, they both went very well.
everyone was very nice at both events, and the food was great in both cases. The dance floor was well used and I got some really positive feedback from the bride & groom and guests.

This coming weekend I'll be DJ'ing another wedding dance at the U of A Faculty Club in Edmonton. That means great food again of course and I'm sure we're going to have a great time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Soundsations in Viking Alberta

Last Saturdays wedding wiped me out. It took me a day and a half to recover from the late night of DJ work in Viking. I only played music until 1:00 AM, but with pack up time and an hour and twenty minute drive back to Edmonton, it was 3:30 AM by the time I got home. Then the equipment had to be unloaded from the vehicle as it's not too secure if left in the van overnight.

I guess I'm getting older because I was dead tired on Sunday. Anyways the wedding dance was another successful Soundsations production. The biggest challenge from the DJ's point of view was that the groom and some of his friends were really into heavier classic rock (think Rush, Ozzy Osbourne etc.) that isn't so great for filling a dance floor. Of course I made sure I played a bit of their music every now and then. It got funny looks from some other factions of the crowd, so I made sure I announced that this was a special request from the groom. Nobody really danced during these selections, but sometimes that's alright and it keeps the rock fans happy. Luckily the groom was very nice and understood that I needed to DJ to the entire crowd to make the dance a success. I even ended up getting a tip from him at the end of the night which is always appreciated.

I'm taking a break this coming long weekend and I'm off to Washington DC. Hopefully I will have a photo or two of the U.S. capital to post on my next blog.