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Baabaa Productions
06-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I had many years being a mobile DJ and the funniest one I remember was a fight between the bride and groom...real fisty cuffs...and that was a relation.

On the radio side of things I did Hospital Radio when I lived in the North East of England for three years and the Radio Station was based in the Psychiatric wing of the hospital. Very apt. I was doing my Saturday afternoon programme and in the outer studio popped this guy with what I can only describe as a nightie on. He looked fine ish apart from the nightie but station rules said that the on air studio was kept locked whilst on air. When this guy turned round half his head was shaven and he had a huge scar.....he looked frightening. As a caring DJ of course I kept the door locked until staff came and walked him away. As a true professional I kept broadcasting all the way through. :eek:

There were many other incidents during my time at that station too numerous to mention.

Mark

Baabaa Productions
06-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I had many years being a mobile DJ and the funniest one I remember was a fight between the bride and groom...real fisty cuffs...and that was a relation.

On the radio side of things I did Hospital Radio when I lived in the North East of England for three years and the Radio Station was based in the Psychiatric wing of the hospital. Very apt. I was doing my Saturday afternoon programme and in the outer studio popped this guy with what I can only describe as a nightie on. He looked fine ish apart from the nightie but station rules said that the on air studio was kept locked whilst on air. When this guy turned round half his head was shaven and he had a huge scar.....he looked frightening. As a caring DJ of course I kept the door locked until staff came and walked him away. As a true professional I kept broadcasting all the way through. :eek:

There were many other incidents during my time at that station too numerous to mention.

Mark

dj.plazma
06-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I know this site is geared toward the Broadcaster, but some of us have a history of being a Mobile DJ as well.

This is geared more toward those who do/have done mobile DJing.

What are some of the worst experiences you've had being a mobile DJ? I've got a few:

1) I DJ'd a wedding reception in a hall that was set up for 200 people. Including myself and the bridal party of 8 there was a sum total of 24 people in attendance.
2) I was serving as both Best Man and DJ (which I've done on many occasions) and after about 2 hours into the reception two drunk people got into a fight that moved along a wall and right into my equipment. This was about 45 minutes after the bridal dance.
3) My very first wedding reception there was a little old lady sitting (for some reason) directly in front of one of my speakers. After about 3 hours of this she came up to me and asked "Can you turn that music down? My hearing aid is buzzing."


What kind of horror stories do you have?

dj.plazma
06-12-2008, 02:02 PM
I know this site is geared toward the Broadcaster, but some of us have a history of being a Mobile DJ as well.

This is geared more toward those who do/have done mobile DJing.

What are some of the worst experiences you've had being a mobile DJ? I've got a few:

1) I DJ'd a wedding reception in a hall that was set up for 200 people. Including myself and the bridal party of 8 there was a sum total of 24 people in attendance.
2) I was serving as both Best Man and DJ (which I've done on many occasions) and after about 2 hours into the reception two drunk people got into a fight that moved along a wall and right into my equipment. This was about 45 minutes after the bridal dance.
3) My very first wedding reception there was a little old lady sitting (for some reason) directly in front of one of my speakers. After about 3 hours of this she came up to me and asked "Can you turn that music down? My hearing aid is buzzing."


What kind of horror stories do you have?

Westmar
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

Westmar
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

I can completely understand that. The hauling of equipment, the hot locations, the places that don't feed you, and the people wanting to hear stale stuff like "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights".

True.

Then again, at one point when I was working in "real" radio we were actually pampered as the local air personalities. All we had to do was show up, spin the hits, be a smart ass, and make $100 for either a 3 or 4 hour gig. That part wasn't bad at all. But the weddings especially were the worst!

You have the old people, the young people, the wedding couple, the parents of the bride and groom, the bartender....they're all on your ass from minute 1 and they all wanna here something DIFFERENT. You can NEVER get into a rhythm and just "go with it".

Westmar
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

Westmar
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

I can completely understand that. The hauling of equipment, the hot locations, the places that don't feed you, and the people wanting to hear stale stuff like "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights".

True.

Then again, at one point when I was working in "real" radio we were actually pampered as the local air personalities. All we had to do was show up, spin the hits, be a smart ass, and make $100 for either a 3 or 4 hour gig. That part wasn't bad at all. But the weddings especially were the worst!

You have the old people, the young people, the wedding couple, the parents of the bride and groom, the bartender....they're all on your ass from minute 1 and they all wanna here something DIFFERENT. You can NEVER get into a rhythm and just "go with it".

dj.plazma
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

I can completely understand that. The hauling of equipment, the hot locations, the places that don't feed you, and the people wanting to hear stale stuff like "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights".

dj.plazma
06-12-2008, 05:22 PM
I did it for years and don't remember enjoying myself 1 time. Every one of them sucked.

I can completely understand that. The hauling of equipment, the hot locations, the places that don't feed you, and the people wanting to hear stale stuff like "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights".