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    Default I made it out of the bedroom! UPDATE

    Hey guys,

    I posted a few days ago here about winning a contest down here and earning a spot at one of the bigger local clubs.

    So many of you gave me such useful advice I feel inclined to tell you all how it went.

    9:30PM; I show up precisely an hour before the gig like everyone said to set up all my stuff. The DJ I was opening for showed up to help me out.

    10PM; we're good to go. 3 DJ's crammed into a 5 foot booth. 3 Laptops, an S2, an S4, midi fighters, mixers and turntables (So wish i got a picture haha).

    10:15PM; no promoters in sight. Bar manager from the third floor comes down (its a 3 story bar) freaking out because they didn't book a DJ for the top floor.

    10:30PM; All my gear is set up on the top floor, I play a bang out a solid 2 hour set. Realize there is nothing to be nervous about.

    12:30PM; I get free bottle service for the rest of the night and am offered a gig every friday.

    Thanks a ton for the words of wisdom before I played DJTT community I had no idea the DJ community was so tight. I'm not sure if I'll actually get to play every friday (overall bad experience with promoters so far) but it's definitely a start to an awesome DJ experience.

    Cheers,

    3M

    ps. Here's a sample of some of the stuff I got to bang out my first gig. http://www.mixcloud.com/Martzehhh/roller-coaster/

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    Congrats! That's how a 1st gig should go!

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    That's awesome man. I've been djing a residency for almost a year. I start at 10 every night but I'm always nervous before/butterflies. It's natural to be anxious. And once u get in the zone, it's a great feeling. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmetalgear View Post
    That's awesome man. I've been djing a residency for almost a year. I start at 10 every night but I'm always nervous before/butterflies. It's natural to be anxious. And once u get in the zone, it's a great feeling. Congrats.
    Is that a weekly residency? Hope I lose the pre-set nerves after playing that amount of gigs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KS2 View Post
    Is that a weekly residency? Hope I lose the pre-set nerves after playing that amount of gigs!
    Yea it's every Saturday.. And u kno what... U should hope u don't lose that feeling. It means u care what u sound like and u care how u perform. The moment I lose that feeling... Maybe it's time to move on. Keep on keepin on.
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    Wauw great story, actually got excited for you. Guess it couldn't get better. Have fun and good luck with the weekly residency, gratz.

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    Awsome matey, im glad it went well... best thing is you have now started your networking!!!
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    Congrats

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    Congratz!
    I hope I get such offer aswell in some months!

    Nice story

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    siccckkk story!! Thats soo cool man. Congrats!

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