DJing after a funeral??

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fusionsound

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Picked up a bit of an odd event next Saturday, a family wanted to hire our services for a reception after the funeral at one of the states wedding facilities. Has anyone ever done this? I've personally never heard of a DJ being used after a funeral.
 

Ken Heath

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Yep...did one about a week ago.

Basically, you play the favorite styles of music of the "Guest Of Honor"...kinda 'cocktail music' style...just a continuous flow of music while people talk and remenisce...sometimes you complement the slide show. Have a mic available for toasts and other stories...not as odd as you might expect going in!

;)
 

bill_smith

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Same here and agree with Ken. definitely have a good wireless micreasdy for stories and remembrance.
 

DJSTEVEZ

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There are many ethnic groups that focus on celebrating the life of the deceased person rather than the grief of their loss. The Irish are famous for this. -Z-
 

dnddj

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We did one for a good friend a few years ago. As Bill and Ken noted, it was a constant flow of the late one, some of which got then entire crowd chanting and singing, as that is what the late one always did with those songs.

It is not often that I get to play Jethro Tull and Iron Maiden at a party and get people cheering. how many times have you heard the Notre Dame fight song at a party to wild cheers ? It was just pure fun, softening the harsh reality of the day.

Actually, it ranks up there as one of the more fun parties. The jameson shots for all the guests helped a lot. Being Irish didn't hurt either..
 

bill_smith

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On a more personal note, I feel that this type of celebration gives the living something better to cope with than just the reality and pain of loss. It's certainly how I want to be remembered.

I think if you go into the event with a positive and supportive attitude and match their energy, that goes a long long way too.

In my will, Im thinking about adding instruction for a karaoke singalong in my honor. Maybe I'll hear the songs of my friends, maybe not...but they will hear my recordings for at least 20 mins...on CD;)
 

Chuck Amstone

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WOW!

Here's another quality reason to belong to such a great community.

I've never done nor been asked to provide for this type of service, after reading the responses...I'd be honored.

Thanks to YOU!
 
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