Oh well, it can’t all go my way…

Well, things were always going to start to go down hill at some point, I’ve been riding this wave of success for tooo long. Last night, myself and my German counterpart headed to Glacier with high hopes of bringing some half decent music to the table, and we failed.

It wasn’t the kind of epic fail you might think, rather a misjudgement on our part, and a whole lot of under-investment in terms of equipment and supplies…

We arrived at 9pm, as instructed, and went over to set ourselves up before realising that I didn’t have any of the necessary cables to do this job properly. Once we found a phono-jack cable I cheered up a little bit but it was essentially doomed from the beginning. It did however start rather well, as we played some reggae, and actually had the dancefloor full of people at 9.30. Around 11.30, after we had gone through several different genres to try some stuff out, we were told we could come back later, but they wanted to put the normal guy back on to allow people to dance. An hour and a half passed with him DJ-ing and nobody dancing, but better the devil you know eh? It seems breaking through with something new needs to be done on our own time rather than theirs, as even though they are employing a DJ, they want to control what he/she plays down to the individual tracks. Around 1.30 we went back on, and decided to try and up the pace a little. A grindy little number by Justice followed by Stanton Warriors went down better than expected, but again, even though we had the place heaving, the managers wanted us to play what they wanted to hear. We left the stage and allowed them to kill the dance floor once again with the same old shite they listen to every week. A big shame if you ask me. Most people were enjoying it, and given how much of a change in direction this meant, it really needed a few more tracks to get people on side, but alas, it was not to be, we were ushered away and decided to go smoke a joint instead.

So we pick ourselves up and try again, we can come back next week, but I’m not sure it’s such a good idea, I think we need to go back to the drawing board, forget trying to DJ in someone’s club, and try to promote our own night from the ground up, so we are not spoiling the fun of people who are used to having their ears filled with poo every Friday night. We can but only hope that things get better one day…

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About graigchq

IT professional come travelling hobo.... i'm of to the new world to find out who i am, and leave all that i hate behind, including my negativity!!
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