Tips and techniques of the trade
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Bob the Builder
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- Location: Melbourne, Australia
Frankie use to say, when they wanted to clear out the Savoy Ballroom, the Manager would ask the band to play a waltz.
That would send me home anyway.
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- Location: Seattle
It seems like sometimes it takes forever to clear the floor after a dance because people love to talk, bla bla bla.
A while ago we were trying to clear everybody out since the person who had to lock up needed to be up early; I started playing more and more obscure songs, it finally took some ABBA to clear the room.
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- Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:38 am
- Location: Albuquerque
Playing ABBA, or the Village People, to clear the room is ceratinly a LOT nicer than just standing up and ordering everyone out of the room. I have seen that happen and it is not a terribly friendly feeling to be simply told to leave. Crap for music is much better.
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- Location: Boulder CO
My local coffee house blasts Christian rock to get people to leave. They scatter like roaches in the light.
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- Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:40 am
- Location: NYC
Howabout some Right Said Fred or RuPaul to end the night and get people the heck out of there.
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- Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:45 pm
- Location: Austin, Texas
Shanabanana wrote:My local coffee house blasts Christian rock to get people to leave. They scatter like roaches in the light.
The cubicle mates down the hallway can still hear me laughing.
"I'm here to kick a little DJ a$$!"
~ Foreman on That 70s Show
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- Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 2:52 pm
- Location: Denver CO
LOL!!! Makes me want to march around the house (good thing I'm working from home today).
John Dyer, Denver CO
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- Location: los angeles
Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" is pretty much guaranteed to drive anybody from the room quickly. It's nothing but feedback, white noise, and angry, nasty metallic crashing sounds.
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- Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:14 pm
- Location: Portland, OR
Believe it or not, some people can get numb to the racket of "Metal Machine Music" after a few minutes and others just find it annoying. What's missing is screaming tuneless vocals, and no one was more tuneless than Test Dept.
I think any cut off of "Beating a Retreat" would make it clear that the evening has come to an end.
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- Location: Miami
someone should have mentioned Taco by now...