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jodi

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Towards the end of blow-out dance party wedding reception Saturday night ... where "frat rock" oldies, 90s throwback and cheesy disco were the floor fillers most of the night ... some tipsy dude comes up and stares at me while holding his phone.

"Hey" I say

"Listen, you got to play my song" he says while holding out his phone.

"What is it?"

"Wait. I know, I just have to find it"

....tick tock .... time is marching on ....

He now shoves the phone in my face and says "this one"

"Just tell me"

"Rude - you know - why you gotta be so rude - it's a GREAT wedding song"

"Hmmm ... actually, I think it's a terrible wedding song" ;)

"Trust Me. I DJ on the side"

{me raising my eyebrows to look impressed, and then waving him on "we'll see" ha ha }



So - don't you all think that "DJ on The Side" would be an awesome band name?
 

bill_smith

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Trust Me. I DJ on the side"


"Ok. What would you do if the tables were reversed?"
 

jodi

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"Ok. What would you do if the tables were reversed?"

Hmmm. I don't think this exact table has ever been reversed. In the above re-telling, I think I understated the IRONIC way he was PUSHING his phone repeatedly in my face .. while at the same time requesting a song called RUDE. ha ha And, maybe it's just me, but why on earth would I trust him, or believe him, or literally care about his requesting qualifications? Yeah, so I dismissed him and thought his tagline was .... hilarious. (OK, that's me - I'm a weirdo)

So, maybe you meant how DO I suggest or request a song from a DJ or a band when I am a guest at an event?

Well, usually I don't. But, if I do, I request it like most people do without qualifying my suggestion as anything other than my personal request. I promise, I NEVER say anything like "everyone loves this" or "this will pack your dancefloor". If I do request something, it's because "I" want to hear it.

If I think it would be interesting for me to meet the DJ (or band), and check them out, AND share that I'm also a DJ ... then that's what I do - introduce myself without suggesting a music "help". (Seriously - this past Saturday was break-the-dancefloor packed, so I promise I didn't need "help" ... which is what "trust me I DJ on the side" reeks from)

How about:
"Hi! I just came to take a peek and introduce myself. I'm Jodi from Night Music, and I also am a DJ. I'm happy to have the night off tonight, though! " And then, usually - "you're doing a great job"

..... now, depending on what's happening in the moment, on the floor, etc... this conversation could keep going, or be done.

I think that if I ever was a guest at party that absolutely needed my help, I might feel or act differently... but, I would probably try to make it work by being a fun and happy dancing guest, or I would leave :p
 

DJSTEVEZ

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#1: "Trust me, I DJ on the side"
Me: "I DJ professionally...which must explain why the B&G trusted me enough to hire me...and not someone who DJ's on the side...such as yourself for example. But hey, thanks for treating me the way no one who actually DJs would ever want to be treated, much less ever treat another DJ."

Hey, wait...where was bb this weekend?
 

bill_smith

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Jodi, I posted it as your reply to him...hypothetically:))

I would have liked to have seen that.
 

jodi

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You DJ on the side?
That's great!
I'm a Proctologist on the side.
(make a motion to look at his butt)
Trust me????

Okay, Jodi...this would NOT work as well in your case.

Ha Ha - so true! but, seriously the main reason it wouldn't work "in the real world" is because it's too clever, and would totally be lost on that rude idiot.
 
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