What the Return of the Dance Floor Means to a DJ
They say that a wedding day is all about the bride and the groom and I couldn't agree more.
However, in order to make that day the "best day of their lives," it's all up to the vendors involved and that your guests are happy. As a DJ, I know all too well that if the guests are happy and the bride and groom are having a good time, then my job was well executed.
The only problem is trying to find that same energy but without a dance floor. It feels as though I'm playing to a wall knowing that the guests and bridal party aren't allowed to dance. That's why when the updated proposal to re-open Massachusetts was the biggest sigh of relief to me.
When you work in an industry that strives to create a day full of memories through the power of music and entertainment, it's safe to say that it's been quite the boring road lately. Although I was able to DJ at a couple of minuscule weddings over the past year while the restrictions were strict, and of course make it work, it was still a challenge.
On Thursday, February 26, Governor Charlie Baker released his latest update to his "road to reopening plan" that is allowing weddings and events to hold up to 100 people inside and 150 if it's held outside. Brides and grooms in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas were jumping for joy, as were the DJs.
Another major update: putting weddings to the side for a moment, can we talk about the fact that bars that have dance floors will be allowing patrons to dance now as well? This is huge for event DJs who rely on bars and restaurants for weekend gigs.
"Indoor performance venues such as concert halls, theaters, and other indoor performance spaces will be allowed to reopen at 50% capacity with no more than 500 persons." -Charlie Baker
As a DJ, it is our duty to keep the energy going and now that dance floors are back and the capacity limit has been lightly lifted, it's liberating to know that the party that we thought died a year ago is back on and I couldn't prep the ones and twos any faster.
See you out on the dance floor, my friends.
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