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50th Birthday Disco

Hi,

Saturday night involved me DJing at a 50th Birthday Party. The location was a disused restaurant with mainly glass walls and very modern. There were over 120 people average age would be about 45.

I played background music at very low volume during the meal and showed pictures on a screen I had erected of the birthday girl growing up and with her friends and family. At pre-drinks, I had taken photos of the guests which I then added to the photos I already had.

After the speeches, I then projected more contemporary images onto the ceiling using Resolumne and that was very affective, especially with my other lighting all DMX’d up to Frestyler.

Then it was dance time. This was a conservative middle of the road crowd, slightly rocky so this is what got them on the tables and the five dancing on the bar!! As the building was mainly glass and meant to be empty it also had people dancing outside in the street as well.

Club Tropicana Wham!
West end girls Pet Shop Boys
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [Steve Angello Remix Edit]/Steve Angello Remix Edit Eurythmics
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On I Beyoncé
Fight For This Love [Moto Blan Cheryl Cole
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Freemasons Remix) Marvin Gaye
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
All Right Now Free
You Really Got Me The Kinks
Going Underground Jam
The Undertones – 13 – Teenage Kicks
Denis Blondie
It’s a sin Pet Shop Boys
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham
Shout to the Top! Paul Weller
Because The Night The Patti Smith Group
Run To You Bryan Adams
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Love Shack B52s
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Dance The Night Away The Mavericks
Reach S Club 7
Relight My Fire Take That
I’m So Excited The Pointer Sisters
Dancing Queen Abba
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Can’t help falling in love Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Theme From ”New York New York” (1979) Frank Sinatra

Of to the Comedy Theartre tonight, to see Kiera Knightly and Damien Lewis in Misenthrope, wonder if I will pick up any production / lighting ideas?

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