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    Default Closing out a show after a huge headliner plays. Tips?

    Never done this before. Due to scheduling stuff, I may very well be closing out a night at an outdoor festival after a very big DNB headliner is finished a 2 hour set. We'll be playing a side stage at a festival with alot of rock bands, so i'm expecting a 50/50 crowd of ppl who know what's up and total n00bs to electronic music. Any tips from anybody who has been in a similar situation? I don't want to even attempt to steal this guy's thunder, but at the same time I would like to ride whatever energy he's left over for me to work with. I normally spin dubstep/breaks/dnb/jungle but will most likely stray from playing dnb. It's also going to be a silent disco. Anybody have any good/bad experiences with that either? Any advice is much appreciated!

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    Just have fun man. But i would stick to what you know, it's always hard enough straying from familiar styles, let alone doing it in front of a big crowd.
    And it's a silent disco??? I didn't think these things really happend. I've always wondered, what about the monitors? Do you just do all of the mixing in your headphones?

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    If you got the slot after a huge headliner, rock the fuck out. I've closed out several times for many, and I my best advice to you is do your thing and have fun. You got booked for a reason. This is also a great opportunity to show the crowd what you have. The crowd will be full of people there who are dnb heads, and representing yourself and your crews is going to be looked upon with the utmost respect. No matter what you do, however, don't play too many of the same tracks he plays. Since it's a major headliner, chances are their set will be full of dubs so you won't have this problem unless you are getting the same dubs.

    My interest is piqued tho. Who is this headliner you're closing for?
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    btw, wth is a silent disco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    A silent disco is a disco where people dance to music listened to on headphones. Rather using than a speaker system, music is broadcast via an FM transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the partygoers. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. Often two DJs compete for listeners. Silent discos are popular at music festivals as they allow dancing to continue past noise curfews. Similar events are "mobile clubbing" gatherings, where a group of people dance to the music on their personal music players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien1138 View Post
    My interest is piqued tho. Who is this headliner you're closing for?
    Dara

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8upDrew View Post
    omg the overhead and security for that kind of event must be a nightmare.
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    No shit. Hell yeah man. I've met Dara a few times over the years, and he's always been really cool. Even though he's never remembered me. Hopefully you can make a lasting impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epsy View Post
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    sweet! just have fun mang. and don't party too hard
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    wait up. just thought of this. how do you feel the bass? .... im confused
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