What's lame is a DJ foisting the same few songs onto the scene until everyone's sick of the music and stops bothering to come.
WE GET IT. you've made your point. bad djs are bad.
now look what you've made me do. and i thought i was the calm one that didn't rant on this board. *grumble*grumble*
Sorry about that. I thought everybody knew that they couldn't change the other person's mind, but at least some good issues could be addressed, and maybe solutions found.
Last month, we lost two venues, with the old standby under new management, its base dwindled to WTF levels. Last year, we gained a new night based on the success of a birthday party, so it's a disappointing turnaround, having only one good night 40+ miles away from me.
I've gotten a lot of: "You don't go dancing, anymore?" and "No one comes to that night anymore." It's been a chain reaction, from calling people trolls to not playing the B-52's "Love Shack" at least once in a while, but certain people stop coming, and that led more people to quit....
Meanwhile, the startup venue to replace Detroit's old venue was being run through a laptop's sound system (no amp), same songs in the same order, simply because the person who got us this opportunity decided to go with someone who said they had a "track record" from the old venue, versus passion or at least a rotation. The swing music upstairs was constantly overwhelmed by the rock from the bar below. Not a problem the times we had a guest DJ, who'd bring real equipment. One even had a professional mp3 mixing board, both had amps. The passion guy without the track record had amps. We needed amps. The old place came with amps, but the crowd died off. I guess that's a track record.
Anyway, with something similar happening in Ann Arbor (they used to play some shitty mp3's on Wednesdays), I've been wanting to rant about the professionalism, so I apologize to laptop defenders. Yes, it's about ultimately about professionalism; it ain't professional without amps. But how someone could have considered it professional at just the laptop stage defies me.