View Full Version : How do you bounce back?
02-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Ever had a bad day? We all do..
Yesterday before my event I got in a little argument with my wife. When I left the warehouse I realized I forgot 2 things. Wireless Mic and lights FML.
The event was a Private middle school dance. Lucky it was close to my uncles place and I was able to pick up some lights and a mic.
But That set me off even more and I was not into the gig. I think the kids suffered. I have been doing this school for years and usually get have a great time.
Even one of the parent asked me..."What was up with the kids? They just werent into it"
I believe if the DJ is having a great time the dancing people feel that vibe. It also goes the other way if the dancing people are having a good time then the DJ feels that vibe and makes for a better party.
So if you are having a bad day how do YOU bounce back.. shake it off?
Please don't take what I say personally as we all have those days. We all have reasons to pull us down. However, IMHO, true professionals deliver regardless of what issues they face. A professional puts on a show that reflects his or her excellence every... single... performance. It is something that I aspire to do.
You ask how to brush it off. I can answer only for myself. I ask myself if I could honestly tell the event's sponsor that I don't feel like performing today. I'll ask myself if that sponsor would give a pass to the caterer or venue because they didn't feel like doing what they signed up for.
Of course, I know the answer... and I shut the f*ck up and man up. I do what needs to be done because I am entrusted to the deliver my BEST performance. EVERY time. Without excuses.
I DJ because I want to be the best that I can be. I love the music. I love to perform. I love all of it... even the doubt. But it won't get me down. I have to deliver. Everyone else has done their part. It's my turn. I AM THE EVENT.
I hope you feel better.
02-11-2012, 06:33 PM
No worries I didnt take it personal. I understand sometimes you have to suck it up and work. Bad day and all I think it still reflects on the way you preform. In 20 years I have never missed a gig because of my personal life.
I love what I do. Nothing makes me happier.
Well it sounds like you are already there. Maybe the entertainer simply needs to be entertained.
Go relax and enjoy. You've earned it!
02-12-2012, 01:23 AM
I watch some porn that makes me feel better :lol:
02-12-2012, 01:35 AM
02-12-2012, 08:05 PM
For me -- medicine!
haha I took some medicine before an event ONCE! The gig was a Police Retirement Party.... Yeah paranoid!
02-14-2012, 02:00 PM
Honestly, the way I usually bounce back is simply playing. It always puts me in a great mood no matter what's been going on in my personal life. I feel like if you aren't truly enjoying DJing, you're doing it wrong.
02-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Several parts of the art of DJing are getting into and maintaining that party mood, it's needed to truly sync with the crowd, so however is faking that mood if necessary.
I also have a cold calculated "mood" of DJing where I just bang out what works, based on previous experience, which does the job without anyone noticing.
Only I know afterwards how much better it could have been...
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