A funny thing happened on the way to my DJ'ing gig tonight.

I was super excited to be DJ'ing a Unified Graduation party tonight for a bunch of deserving students.  It was part of a Friends of Jack Foundation event, which we love here at Fun 107.

The party was on the second floor, so I loaded my DJ equipment into a school elevator and pressed the button to go up.  A few moments went by before I realized I wasn't moving.

I didn't think much of it.  I just hit the button again.

Again, no response.  I never felt that familiar, yet sometimes unnerving "jerk" of the elevator before it begins it's haul up to the next floor.  Instead, I just sat there, motionless.

"Hmmm.  This is weird," I thought.  But there was no way.  No way I was REALLY, actually, stuck on an elevator, right?  That's the kind of stuff that happens in the movies.  I hit the "Door Open" button.  Nothing.

I slowly began to accept the fact that, "Wow. Yes, indeed, I really was stuck."

I continued to mess around with some of the buttons and got the door to open for a second, only to see this terrifying image on the other side of the elevator door.

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Michael Rock/Townsquare Media

Luckily, I had my cell phone with me.  I can't imagine how long I would have been stuck without it.  I called someone who was helping to set up the party and they notified the janitor.

Five minutes turned into ten minutes.  Ten minutes turned into fifteen minutes.  Fifteen minutes doesn't seem long until you're stuck in an elevator.  I wasn't SUPER worried, but, admittedly, my concern was slowly mounting.  "Would they be able to get me out?" I wondered.  "Was this my bedroom for the night?"  I looked around and pictured myself laying on the floor, using my lightweight Padagonia as a pillow tonight.

Finally, the elevator moved and opened the door.  I wasn't on the floor I wanted, but I didn't care.  I quickly got off and walked downstairs to the party.

"Did that really just happen?" I thought.

I now have a "stuck in an elevator" story.  3 out of 10, would not recommend.

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