As I was leaving my house, I worried about this party, not because of the crowd, but because I had NO VOICE and a sinus infection that lasted over 2 months. Luckily three things came into play: 1) My wife came with me 2) Don from Alan Jay Auto was the guest MC (we always play off each other, haha) and 3) These people dance non-stop!
This was my second year performing for the Heartland Realtors and they are such an amazing group! Don and I cracked jokes on each other on and off the mic and he left them hyped up enough that they were ready to dance.
Last year was all about 80s and rock… this year they loved 90s dance and Top40. It got so intense they everyone popped the balloons to pull out the flashing LEDs. As soon as that happened, all the lights were shut off and a rave came into play!
Not the first for our company, but I had my first Christmas party for this year… and it was a blast! I have to say, my favorite part was mixing different cultures as we had plenty of people asking for Disco, Latin, Indian, and even some reggae! It was great seeing everyone dancing to each other’s style of music creating one fun dance floor.
The banghra went over really well, especially Jazzy B’s music. Check out the video below!
Florida Housing Coalition is one of my favorite corporate clients– I still remember the first party I did with Rue. It was an all-night celebration! This year was no different. Hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek, I enjoyed seeing many familiar faces as well as being invited to enjoy Rosen’s A-grade food! Check out some amazing pics and video below!
In case I haven’t told you: I LOVE Eaglebrooke. Their food is FANTASTIC! I was excited to hear that Trans-Phos chose this location.
The evening started with guests mingling. It was a small crowd of 40+ people, but you could tell they were here to party. Neil (the gentleman who helped put this all together) was going to use Eaglebrooke’s beautiful screen to hook his laptop up to in order to show a special slideshow. Unfortunately, his laptop did not have the proper hookups. Luckily, he had a Blu-Ray player which played photo CDs… unfortunately, the CD was not a photo CD as it was created into a VCD (Video CD).
I offered to step in. Using my Mac laptop (usually my backup), I played their slideshow on LOOP for the entire evening.
*whew* that’s glitch was avoided easily.
Other than that it was a fun party. They LOVED disco and slow songs. I think I played more slow songs this evening than I’ve ever done in 4 hours. At the end of the night, I played the Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” for everyone to exit out to. THEY KEPT DANCING!
Delores, a big dancer of the evening, asked me if I could sneak in Shake Rattle and Roll. I told her I couldn’t as I was already shut down. She was disappointed, but took the time to compliment me on my music selections and wished me in for next year. What can I say? I’m a sucker for flattery. I unhooked my Mac (my main rig was powered off) from the TV and played her request. Her eyes lit up and she ran to the floor to dance.
EVERYONE CAME RIGHT BACK IN! WOW! I decided to do one more song and did “Nothing But a Hound Dog”… the place erupted.
I left it at that and got a round of applause.. Sweet!!
This was a real appreciative group. Neil gave me a very nice set of thank you bills… always appreciated!