Monday, 13 August 2012

Wedding disco in a marquee near Bridgwater, Somerset, Saturday 11th August 2012

I love weddings. People say "Don't you get bored doing the same thing all the time?" But I don't. Every one is different, every one is really special to the bride and groom who have thought long and hard and planned for months and months about how to throw the best party for their friends, their family and themselves.

This wedding reception was a good example of that. For a start the guests weren't even told there was a wedding disco. I had to slip myself and my disco equipment silently behind a curtain in a hidden part of the marquee and set everything up quietly. I did a far better job of this than I intended - the groom told me later that he said to his father "Oh no the DJ hasn't turned up!" Only to be told that I had and was ready to go. 


Shh, no one is supposed to know I'm here!
When the time was right the curtain was to be raised up to reveal the happy couple performing their first dance. Then there was a family dance to play followed by She's Electric by Oasis because, as the groom rightly told me, "She looks electric today doesn't she." After this there was another surprise. Whilst on the hen do the Bride, her bridesmaids and friends had choreographed a dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller and wanted to perform it Flash mob style unannounced.


The Zombies stun the audience
I was given a playlist of songs that lasted up until 10.30pm and another list of songs to play in the final half hour. All went well and I think a great night was had by everyone. Unique and personal as ever.

20:36 : Robbie Williams - She's The One
20:40 : Bill Withers - Lovely Day
20:44 : Oasis - She's Electric
20:48 : Michael Jackson - Thriller
20:54 : Stevie Wonder - Superstition
20:59 : Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z - Crazy In Love
21:03 : Christina Aguilera , Lil' Kim, Mya and P!nk - Lady Marmalade
21:07 : Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
21:10 : Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
21:16 : The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (Edit)
21:20 : Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
21:24 : Reef - Place Your Hands
21:27 : Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
21:31 : The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
21:33 : The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
21:37 : Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
21:39 : Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
21:46 : Nelly - Its getting hot in here
21:50 : Ice Cube Feat. Mack 10 & Ms. Toi - You Can Do It
21:53 : Eminem - The Real Slim Shady
21:58 : Christina Aguilera Featuring Redman - Dirrty
22:02 : House Of Pain - Jump Around
22:03 : The Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
22:09 : Ricky Martin - Living in La Vida Loca
22:13 : Mis-Teeq - Scandalous
22:17 : Katy Perry - Firework
22:20 : Labrinth feat.Tinie Tempah - Earthquake
22:24 : Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
22:29 : S Club - Don't stop moving
22:30 : Odyssey - Going Back To My Roots
22:35 : Cee Lo Green - Forget You
22:38 : Nicki Minaj - Starships
22:40 : The Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
22:46 : LMFAO - Sexy & I Know It
22:49 : Rihanna - We Found Love
22:53 : The Proclaimers - The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
22:56 : The Pogues Featuring The Dubliners - The Irish Rover
23:00 : S Club 7 - Reach
23:04 : Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
23:08 : Take That - Could It Be Magic
23:11 : Abba - Dancing queen
23:15 : Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
23:18 : Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
23:22 : Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
23:26 : Five - Everybody Get Up
23:29 : Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
23:32 : The Killers - Mr Brightside
23:36 : Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
23:39 : Queen - We Are The Champions
23:42 : Take That - Rule the World
23:46 : Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
23:49 : Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life
23:54 : Westlife - What About Now
23:57 : Take That - Never Forget
00:04 : Robbie Williams - Angels
00:08 : Take That - Greatest Day

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