A Gala to Remember

Picture a very large room with casino tables all the way to the left end of the room, and a Photo Booth all the way to the right. The dance floor was in the middle of this HUGE room.

Although I Dj at clubs, bars, and large party events, doing it in a very large room that has other sources of entertainment can be very challenging.

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The RMA Gala took place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  At 23,408 square feet, grand does not do justice in describing their Grand Ballroom, the largest in Maryland!

Featuring a beautiful coffered ceiling with stylish chandeliers, rich carpeting, fine architectural and decorative detailing, and capable of accommodating 3,200 guests. Their Grand Ballroom is the epitome of modern elegance.

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I am always up for a challenge and getting as many people I could on the dance floor was my goal.  I had to use every tool in my box to keep people on the dance floor.  I am happy to say that it was a huge success!  I kept the atmosphere at a high energy level at all times.   Playing a wide variety of music, and interacting with the crowd was key.

At the end of the night, I received many compliments, one being from the CEO of the company and his family. The biggest compliment was RMA asking me to please come back and DJ at their next annual gala!

“We want to book you, and if you are already booked, we will choose the date of the Gala around your availability.”  Little do they know that words like that remain engraved in my heart forever.  Making their gala a success is my greatest joy.

 

 

Same Sex Wedding at Newton Mansion in Maryland

This past Monday I had the pleasure of djing at a same sex wedding.

They got married at the beautiful “Newton Mansion” in Mitchellville, Maryland. This facility has floor to ceiling windows that’s has a view of a golf course that’s both breath taking and welcoming. The couple wanted purple up lighting through out the room. I snapped a picture of the ballroom when it was still daylight and even then the lights made a huge difference in how the room looks.

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The introduction of the wedding party was very unique. I played the video of the Macklemore song, “Same Love” then when the video ended I looped the chorus and introduced the newly weds. The cheering of the crowd was over powering my speakers.

All the formalities were beautiful. From the first dance, to the Hora, to the toasts and dance with the mothers.

The moment we opened the dance floor this crowd did not wait to get the party started. They danced for the next 2 hours and half non stop. I loved every minute of it.

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The following day the couple sent me a beautiful email thanking and complementing me for my work. This is why I work hard for my clients. I work hard to exceed my clients expectations and make their dreams a reality.

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Special thanks to Bialek’s Music for booking me for this wedding.