This weekend Collin and I went to a party which I put in the party hall of fame. Some of the fun was sampling expensive beer and whiskeys, but I would say the main thing that made me say over and over, “I’m having such a good time!” was the dancing. We danced so hard at this party that the force of our foot stompin’ literally knocked stuff off the shelves. Repeatedly.
I want people to dance like that at my wedding. Well, I mean, I hope they don’t literally knock things over. I assume that could get expensive. But I still hope for some figurative floor shaking/roof raising/structure verbing.
So now I care about finding an awesome DJ, which is something I was pretty unconcerned with earlier. I have no idea how to accomplish this. I find myself wishing not for the first time that I had more friends who’ve been married in this area to guide me.
So far the one person I talked to said she liked her DJ because “he pretty much played exactly what we told him to.” That’s really not going to fly with us. I do not trust myself to come up with a list of songs that other people will want to dance to. I can make a list of songs I like, but that has little if anything to do with songs other people like. Including Collin. I just asked Collin what kind of music he likes to dance to, and he said and I quote: “Uh… most stuff? I don’t know. I don’t know music. I’ll dance to pretty much anything.”
Which I suppose is true for me too, except for certain songs that make me run from the floor in protest, not because of any actual judgment on their danceability, but more because I find the artist objectionable because they hate women (see, e.g., Katy Perry, UGH), beat women, or if the song just reminds me of regrettable times or people in my life. I wouldn’t expect any DJ to be able to anticipate my needs (hence the glory of the Do Not Play list, which I look forward to), and it makes me realize that everyone we’ll invite to our wedding will come with their own preferences and Would Not Play baggage, and I can’t possibly cater to them all.
But I want to find a DJ who can be all things to all people! I want some serious foot stompin’ after I get married!