My First Day as DJ K80

I have come to realize that I’m really good at party-planning, and hope to get into the Event Planning Industry very soon. One of my specialties is a great ear for what sets the mood of a party. My motto is just because you like a song/album does not necessarily mean it should be played at this particular moment. So when I was loosely invited to DJ at an early slot at the Beauty Bar by a friend (since the normally scheduled “northern soul” DJ moved his set to Kimo’s), I jumped feet first into coming up with a three-hour set of my favorite genres: soul, oldies, oldie-reggae, disco.

My expectations of being a good DJ were exceeded. Dancing started happening around 8:30pm and lasted non-stop until 10:30-11ish. People I knew, people I didn’t know, shrieks of happiness, a look of amazement on my husband’s face, sweating, pushing through the crowd, laughter, happened right before my eyes – and all because of me, my music, and booze. It’s the best feeling that I’ve felt in a long time. When I told people I was DJing on Thursday, they all gave me the sarcastic response, “Oh – with iTunes?”. But I used a combination of, yes, iTunes and CDs. When the “real” DJ came in and started setting up his equipment, it included a direct line from his iPod to the stereo system. Oh, and a large Abe Lincoln hat.

I was invited back to DJ again, so next time I might tackle punk, electronic, funk?

Now, event design companies – REPLY TO MY RESUME! Or someone give me some money so I can have my own business. And then I’ll be your competition.

2 Responses to “My First Day as DJ K80”

  1. Rachel says:

    I’m sorry to leave this on your comments section, but I didn’t see an email address.

    I’m going around to all the Bay Area bloggers/freelancers to let them know about our new book by a local author, the Historic Photos of Paris by Rebecca Schall. We’d love to send you a complimentary copy for possible review consideration on your blog of this book or of her previous title, the Historic Photos of San Francisco. These titles are done in a large 10×10 format and all images used are culled from several archives that represent rare or never before seen photos of San Francisco and Paris. We’re trying to get the word out to local folks, so I hope you don’t mind me dropping you a line to let you know about our books!

    She has an upcoming signing on June 14th at 3pm at the Fisherman’s Wharf Barnes & Noble.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Rachel Joiner
    Marketing Manager

  2. Allan says:

    Garfield Minus Garfield says that Abe Lincoln hat means “sophistication”: