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[PUBLIC] C!D!P! 2.0 - The Cover Story
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Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 09:11 am
[PUBLIC] C!D!P! 2.0

Last night I attended the second Costume! Dance! Party! thrown at WPI. I let the clock run a little long in getting my costume, so I ended up roping in mariaklob and going as Hands of Blue from Firefly. Its a pretty easy costume, all things considered -- I got to wear my new suit, and a trip around Worcester got me some blue non-latex cleaning gloves. Bada-bing. Even better, a lot of people came up to me to compliment me on my costume.

The live band (G-Diffuser) was fantastic and really helped get the party started. They were covering a lot of great 80's and 90's VG music. Unfortunately, they ended their set not too long into the party, and the music switched over to a DJ. The DJ's, I'm pretty sure, were trying to sabotage the party. The vast majority of the music they played was indistinguishable techno bass-beats, with very few recognizable pieces. When something did come up that people recognized and started dancing enthusiastically to, it was usually killed after the first verse or so. They got better at it toward the end, but still, F--, would not buy again.

In terms of other costumes, there were several really good ones. Adler came as the Weighted Companion Cube, and Aubrey as Chell. jalawingedone had a really good Twi'Lek Jedi costume, and somebody was running around with a great Doctor Octopus suit on. rashina was looking great, having an even better BSG officer's jacket than I do. I ended up having a really good time, and look forward to going again next year.

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Current Location: Worcester, MA

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juldea
juldea
-=juldea=-
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)

Nice costume idea! I'm being a boring, overdone pirate today.

I've found that most party/wedding/etc. hired DJs really have no clue how to tailor their musical choices to the specific crowd they're trying to play music for. In fact, I remember specific complaints about that after shadowravyn and shogunhb's wedding - and a long string of LJ comments from people complaining about such DJs. I remember one where at some wedding, the bride's father had to go to the lengths of unplugging the DJ's equipment after the DJ had ignored his multiple requests to turn the volume down. Hee.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)

Reflecting on it, I think I might just have been spoiled by the DJ's at Intercon, Arisia, and other conventions and events in which the jockeys themselves have been immersed in the culture of their audience. Reading a crowd on the fly is not an easy thing, so I suppose if one isn't prepared for the group of people they're going to be performing for, its easy to flub it very, very badly.


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juldea
juldea
-=juldea=-
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)

But the problem of the DJ not even being interested in the culture of his/her audience is a real one, too. Many DJs grow to think that their particular mixture of hiphop andor electronica is the Good and Right Party Mix, no matter the situation.


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rashina
rashina
Tig
Thu, Nov. 1st, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)

I gave him a CD (80 minutes) of music and instructions to mix it in with his own stuff, but to play it all. What ended up happening is he played less than half.

I'd get another DJ for next year, but next year it's not my problem! Talk to Sexy Steve (probably).


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