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Was that DJ Great or was it just a "Great" crowd?

by Tom Soccocio, Jr. on 03/31/12

So this statement has “the chicken or the egg” scenario written all over it J

I have heard this comment many times over the years, “this crowd is great, and they would have danced to anything!”  And I have heard this comment too, “The party was terrible nobody danced, the DJ sucked!”  Very interesting, don’t you think?  When the party is rocking it’s because the “crowd” is filled with a bunch of party people.  So the DJ had nothing to do with it because they would have partied and danced even if he played Lithuanian Blue Grass all night.  Aahhh, the conflicted public :-).  I think the reality is somewhere in the middle.  First of all it is never really easy to entertain a crowd of people…period.  It’s even more of a challenge to get them motivated, comfortable and dancing.  Also, worth mentioning, I have received wonderfully positive comments from people at events that had little to no dancing.  They just liked our music mix and the way we interacted with the crowd and announced the formalities.  Sometimes you run into events where people would rather socialize than hit the dance floor.  So as an entertainer you play the appropriate music for that particular crowd.  I think a DJ always wants to get the floor packed with dancers, but a good and professional entertainer knows how to read a crowd for any party scenario.  That means they can tell if the crowd needs motivation through interaction or if that particular crowd just likes to listen and socialize.  In either scenario, I think you have to give a DJ Entertainer props for being the entertainment catalyst at the event.  They have to bring the proper audio and lighting equipment and set it all up.  Then, whether the crowd is big or small, rowdy or subdued…your DJ Entertainer has to pull it all together and make a memorable event for everyone there!  No pressure, of course :-)

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