Tonight I was in Prior Lake, MN at "The Wilds" Golf Club. Man, I love golf courses (maybe I should learn someday). We were surrounded by beautiful fall scenery, and had a perfect warm fall day. Their ceremony was only complemented by the beautiful fall day. The highlight for me was the duo who did the readings, with impressive clarity.
We moved inside for the reception and enjoyed a delicious Italian Buffet. Things moved right along, and I could tell the guests were itchin' to get dancing. By 7pm we were ready to go. We kicked of the night with the formal dances with the bride and groom, and immediately followed with the bouquet toss. As soon as those were done, the dance floor flooded. I tried my best to space out and plan the night, as we had until midnight to dance the night away. (Yes, five hours of dancing!) However, I quickly learned that I didn't need to take too many breaks for slow songs, as this was a group ready to party!
A dance this long allowed me to play across the charts. I played 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s hits. I played top 40 dance songs. I played classic songs like the YMCA and the Chicken Dance. And as the night progressed the young crowed begged me to play club hits like "Get Low" and "Yeah!". Nothing was off limits, and the crowed stayed with me for the entire evening. At 9:30 (2.5 hours in) I made a played a (requested) song as a little bit of a joke to myself and the sharp ones in the group - "Livin on a Prayer." (Woaaah, we're halfway there..) It was a pleasure to DJ for them, and we fed off of each other all night. I'd play a set that would remind somebody of one of their favorite songs of the genre, and I'd be able to fit it right in. At the end of the night the bride "complemented" me on my dancing behind the decks, something that I can't control when I'm working with such a fun bunch of people.