EPICally immature, juvenile, unnecessary, selfish, etc.That actually amused me quite a bit! Boo to the mom that interrupted it. I say so long as it was an adults-only reception that was an EPIC speech.
My rig, my contract, that would get potted down.....what would have you done if you were the DJ in that room controlling the mic....
Who are you to proclaim yourself as the moral police? What if the groom was expecting (and perhaps even dare I say looking forward) to such a speech? What if most everyone in the room knew that Ron the best man was a stand up comic (wanna-be or otherwise) and would most likely do something like this? The DJ in this scenario did exactly what he should have done--stay the hell out of it. It's not our problem, and futhermore, what if the B&G were enjoying that (I know my wife and I would have thought that was hilarious) and you decided to cut his mic? ALWAYS better to let someone else intervene, especially if it's a toast.EPICally immature, juvenile, unnecessary, selfish, etc.
It was clearly disrespectful to at least one adult, and I'd wager more, and I applaud that Mom/Woman who possessed the ethical strength and moral convictions, that were so apparently lacking in any one else in attendance, to shut down that meaningless and inappropriate waste of time.
That would have ended substantially sooner had that been my daughter's reception...and BOO to the groom for sitting there and letting that continue.
My rig, my contract, that would get potted down.
Fortunately, that speech would likely never make it through the planning and prep stages of a reception I am contracted to manage and for which I agree to perform.
P.S. It still seems like a fake video.
I did not.Who are you to proclaim yourself as the moral police?
As I said, I would know about it prior to and could/would have opted out. If it were outside the expectations and plans of the clients, POT DOWN!What if the groom was expecting (and perhaps even dare I say looking forward) to such a speech?
You mean like a ipod or a juke box would do.ALWAYS better to let someone else intervene, especially if it's a toast.
A little presumptive aren't you. But to answer your "question", no I do not require it, but I have substantial experience and enough to know it is better to know than to guess.So mbr,
You must pre-approve every Best Man's toast?
Of course that is your experience if you do nothing to prevent it and your clients are not aware of and given option to avoid the potential.I have never seen any prepared toasts, before it starts spewing from the mouth of the Best Man, or whomever else may be giving the toast. And I have seen my fair share of **** heads on the mic.
Do you even discuss it with them?I defer the censorship to my B&G. You know the ones with their names on my contract.
My clients sign a contract that doesn't bestow any order giving ability to any party. It creates a contractual relationship based on trust and mutual appreciation for expected results.The contract that said I ONLY take orders from them.
Cut signs are an act of desperation not celebration.If they don't give me a cut sign, it goes on. and yes I do inform my clients that if anyone ever goes somewhere they don't want them to on the mic, to make the universal cut sign, and then the mic is off.