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After all the anti-rain dancing, a lot of discussions and sky gazing (and a last minute and probably very) expensive decision to cover their garden in Marquees), it didnt rain during the party on Friday for Steve’s birthday. But it had rained during the day and there were some big black clouds swirling around all day so better to be safe than sorry.
The party was fantastic, everyone had taken the dress glamorous theme to heart, and being greeted by the flashbulbs of the photographer and walking down the red carpet was fun. And the champagne flowed. Their garden made for a stunning setting, and the first time i’ve ever djed on a covered swimming pool. There was a good vibe from the pianist when we arrived and later Laura the singer got almost everyone up and dancing with her big Welsh voice and little black dress.
At a party organised by two people who are such brilliant planners you would expect every detail to be just right, and it was, with the table settings and the flowers all looking lovely. The food from Terrasana was fantastic, a barbecue with a great choice of meats and other dishes, all full of flavours and puddings to die for. Steve and I had talked a lot about the music beforehand and I played a mix of old and new dropping in more spanish music than i was expecting from requests made by guests. ‘Sex on Fire’ kicked off a very bouncey bit of the night which, bearing in mind how much water was under what i was playing on, and they were dancing on, was a bit scary for all of us!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the guests, Lester and I, demonstrated an almost Derren Brown ability to choose the same next song, which was funny for a while, then a bit scary…
I think everyone was amazed how long we carried on for, without any complaints from the neighbours. It was brilliant seeing people enjoying themselves listening and dancing to a wide variety of music over the hours. i even managed to play Morecambe and Wise when i thought everyone was too drunk to notice what they were dancing to anymore. One of my highlights was getting a complaint from one of the guests of honour, and having to explain that the song she didn’t like had been requested by her son!!!
So, happy birthday Steve. Thanks for asking me to DJ for your birthday and well done for finding a way to stop anyone jumping in the pool. I’m really looking forward to seeing Phill Coe’s photos even though when Fiona lit up a flash behind me i thought my gear had gone up in smoke.