Hi everybody. It’s been a busy summer (recession, what recession?) and things are starting to quieten down a little now before the deadness but crisp magic of November and fireworks at Arundel – Always look forward to that! I’ve seen my fair share of fireworks in this job but I love going over there to the football field all floodlit up and waiting with everybody else for them all to suddenly switch off and the (what is now competitive with Lewes) display to begin. I’m always with a good friend and this year whoever I’m with, we’re going down the pub afterwards.
So…Autumn… An ideal time to have a trade show for us deejays right? Well guess what? There’s one on right now as I type this. Am I there up in Birmingham at the N.E.C. coming to you “live”? Nope. I wanted to go and check out all the latest tech. and make a video as things are moving fast in the DJ industry (technical area) right now but guess what? Unlike the bedroom Deejays that come up to me and admire my stuff at gigs, I’m a working DJ and I had a gig last night. Most weeks I have several all at the weekend. So what in the name of God possessed the guy who set up this event to hold it on a Saturday and a Sunday? Could there EVER be a worse time to hold a trade show for folks who (and this is the clue here) work at the weekend? My mate Ian drove up last night after his gig and booked into a travel lodge probably at about 4am. Sod that! I could have driven from Barnham to Birmingham over night (eyes open with matchsticks) but to hell with it. I already have a cutting edge show and until they put it on on a Monday and Tuesday or some other time when I’m like NOT WORKING dude.., I’m not going out of principal. It’s a bit like holding a conference for vicars on Christmas eve at around 11pm. I’m going to have to email the organiser and give him some reality I think. It seems so unbelievable that he hasn’t thought of this. Does he get more customers if he holds it at the weekend as there are so many “bedroom” deejays and not ACTUAL deejays? We’ll see.
I have a booking “floating in the air” at the moment as the customer concerned doesn’t seem to want to give me her phone number despite me asking via email. Should I turn up to the gig anyway and hope she’s there? She says she wants to book it but I haven’t had an answer to my pleas to talk to her on the phone to just “touch base” and get a few final details like how she’s going to pay?. I’m going to have to include “obligatory phone number” in the enquiry page as this seems to be happening too often of late and these things drag on forever. I hate having unfinished bookings and paperwork on my desk! Speaking of which, I must get on!
Have a great week all!