I DJ’d a retirement party last night. Was really looking forward to it. There’s something about nice sunny days that makes me want to put some tunes on, relax and DJ. I also wanted to try and play a few different things, stuff I hadn’t before so I tried some Clash, Adam & The Ants and The Specials. I got the crowd dancing a lot earlier than usual trying out some Tamala Mowtown and Northern Sould and it was shaping up to be a good night except that only 25 people turned up.
That’s a great way of killing the atmosphere before the party has begun, it also shows a lack of respect for the person retiring. A shame too as the assembled crowd all seemed really nice. The lack of people meant that despite keeping them on the dancefloor the celebration seemed very flat thus I wasn’t surprised when people started to leave early. Kylie & Robbie went down as well as ever, as did a bit of Lulu. Still by 11.30 I was Djing to an empty room and an eager-to-head-home staff.
2/10 for effort but 5/10 for those that were determined to dance!