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    Default I survived my first gig!

    I have completed my first gig. I have written a lengthy summary of my findings on my blog:
    http://ifnotwhynot.me/i-did-it-i-survived-my-first-gig

    Some of you might have also noticed a flurry of questions posted on the forums, which I have all linked in the above mentioned blog post. I hope that this post will be helpful for other DJing n00bs. Feel free to reply with suggestions, questions and anything else here or on my blog.
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    Congrats on the gig Just out of curiosity, how did you get it?

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    I play a lot of Ultimate Frisbee and every tournament features at least one party. When I posted about my interest in DJing in my blog and facebook organizers of Frisbee tournaments started approaching me if I am interested in DJing at their tournament. Note that this is non paid stuff and I know about 70% of the people personally. Still its DJing in front of a 100-200 people crowd that comes from all over Europe with totally varying degrees of interests. So its the perfect way to learn I think as the crowd is demanding in the selection of songs, yet forgiving for slight technical mistakes and most importantly they will give me feedback during the event and afterwards.

    I will see if I take this further than this. DJing and still playing 6-7 Ultimate Frisbee games on a weekend is damn hard. A friend a this weekends tournament is working in a club where they usually have some live act and then a DJ starting 2am. I might try that once I feel my technical skills have advanced. Not getting paid much, but enough to pay for a months iTunes bill
    Last edited by lsmith; 05-04-2009 at 11:29 AM.
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    here is the playlist:
    http://ifnotwhynot.me/track-list-force-lake-2009

    kinda funny i ended up with exactly 100 tracks (*).
    the last 40 minutes i was constantly told my the organizers to mellow things down and "harassed" by the dancing crowd to put on some more power tracks, so things started going a bit back and forth (and there was an elvis fan in the dancing crowd)

    (*) i must be missing a few tracks since I know I played Jailhouse Rock towards the end as well ..
    Last edited by lsmith; 05-04-2009 at 02:43 PM.
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    Anyone who plays the Beach Boys is alright with me

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    Anyone who play Elvis over the Beach Boys is more than alright with me! But wait? M.I.A. before Elvis, is this against the law? j/k Good setlist man.
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    elvis over beach boys!? im impressed
    Quote Originally Posted by dripstep View Post
    Kaon, none of that has to do with drum and bass.

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    heh .. would be cool if we all made it a habit to publish our playlists. the export in traktor is a bit wierd, but does work more or less. i wonder if this is what richie hawtin is basing is custom app of. some applescript that just exports to the desktop and that then parses the information.
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    I almost always put up my playlists (now that Traktor has stopped crashing)
    It's the FAQ. Read it.

    My Mixes, Mashups and Rants

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    I was going to try lastnite to post my tracklist on twitter song by song when I was playing...But I only posted 1. Too much booze.
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