on saturday, i dj'd a wedding dinner-type gathering in louisville. the couple, marc and addie, were getting married the next day, so this was sort of a wedding "preception", as opposed to a "reception".
anyway, the drive was nice; i was re-listening to Rant ( <- spoiler warnings on that wiki link!). just under 2 hours, and great weather. i arrived early, and though i had minor difficulty finding it, the google maps on my phone helped (yay for satellite view!).
the only hitch was that the power cable for my laptop had fallen out of my backpack (i found it laying on the floor in my living room when i returned home). luckily marc's brother was able to borrow/bring one that worked, so all was well.
i was scheduled from 5pm to 10pm, and there were no toasts/speeches or whatever, so it was just me playing music. it was family friendly, but not too cheesy. the couple had suggested a lot of music, ranging from Nina Simone to The Decemberists, and i augmented that with a lot of 80s (which everyone likes) and my own stuff that i felt worked, like Kathy Diamond (that wiki entry doesn't do her justice... find her record).
at about 8, the groom came by and told me that in an hour i could make the music a little "weirder". they had seen me play at clique, and wanted me to do my own thing, not just be a "wedding dj".
so for the last hour (and a half, actually, since i stayed late), i played electro, baile, bassline, and a little dubstep. i had a little dance party of about 15 people! good times.
it was also good practice using serato without decks, doing everything with the mouse and keyboard shortcuts. after about an hour, i had the controls memorized, and by the end i was doing continuous mixes and mashups/blends. pretty cool.
the last wedding i did wasn't a very pleasant experience overall, so i'm really glad that this one went so well. if it hadn't, i might have sworn off of them! many thanks to marc & addie, and i wish them the best.
i made it back to cinci in time to catch the end of the frankie vega show. the librarian, my parter for our monthly night called SCHWARZ, was opening, but i missed his set. vega wasn't bad -- he played techno, which was good, since someone had told me he was a house dj. i'm not sure that would have been much fun at all.