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    Default A taste of crowd control....

    Just wanted to share my first real DJ experience with you all:

    So this weekend was my first unofficial "gig." A buddy of mine threw a halloween party and asked me if I would DJ for it so I figured why not, it wouldn't be a tough crowd anyway. So I went early and set up everything for the night and did some sound tests and arranged speakers and what not. What I didn't realize was that he invited so many people So I played my iPod until everyone arrived and then started my set. As the night went, my nerves subsided a bit and I started to get more and more confident in my mix. Gauging people's reactions, it was going well and before I knew it, the entire basement was packed with people.

    Now I know this wasn't a huge crowd (about 40 people) but this was my first taste of actually performing, and I have to say the feeling of controlling a crowd and seeing people react so positively to what you are doing is quite an awesome one!
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    Awesome! Glad to hear it went well dude.
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    Awesome.

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    You guys remember your first gigs? how'd they go?
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    I was a light jock at a club, DJ needed the toilet, showed me the basics. I started practicing and then bam, one night he asked if I wanted to take over for 15 minutes whilst he chatted up some girl and I just went and smashed it for half an hour, worked my way in that way.
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    Awesome dude sick feeling when your mix is being well received at a party like that, generally those are the toughest crowds anyway

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    Congratulations man, the first few gigs always feels like victories
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    It is an addictive drug!

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    my first gig publically was the same mate
    it was for a house party during holloween
    they had such a great time, i came back for T-Giving, Xmas, New Years, Easter, and valentines

    every time they did a party just because, they asked me to arrive

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    Yeah bro it's an awesome feeling. I remember my first big gig was a wedding reception ( I knew the wedding planner) lol. But anyway, I got chills to see everyone on the dancefloor because of the music I was playing!

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