Playlist – 31 Aug 2013 – Wedding

Yesterday’s wedding took place at the Shelldance Orchid Garden in Pacifica. It was my first time playing there, and probably my first time DJ’ing in a greenhouse. Surprisingly, the space is great for a dance. One might imagine a greenhouse to be stuffy or dirty, but in truth it was quite pleasant inside. There was even a stage.

 

The reception was great. It was catered by some high-end food trucks, courtesy of Off the Grid, which made for an easy-going atmosphere. The entire event was a success, including the dancing. The guests were about as open-minded about music as any I’ve played for in some time, and were really into indie rock and indie electronic tracks. By the time I played Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” the entire group was dancing frenetically and singing along, at which point the groom requested Hercules and Love Affair’s “Blind,” which made for the perfect followup. They went bonkers; fun was had.

 

The only drawback was that there was only time for a short dance set– after only 32 songs it was time to go. Nonetheless, I think everyone had a great time, and the event felt massively successful. I wish all crowds were so musically savvy!

 

Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow) – Neon Indian
Walking Away (Dusty Kid Dub Remix) – The Egg
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – Of Montreal
Wildcat – Ratatat
Trans-Europe Express – Kraftwerk
Consequence – The Notwist
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Midnight City – M83
I Need You Tonight – INXS
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Over & Over – Hot Chip
Feels Real (Extended Dance Version) – Shit Robot
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Blurred Lines [feat. T.I. & Pharrell] – Thicke
Transmission – Joy Division
Major Tom (Coming Home) – Peter Schilling
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Take On Me – a-ha
Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
We Are Young [feat. Janelle MonĂ¡e] – Fun.
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) – Daft Punk
Bizarre Love Triangle [Extended Dance Mix] – New Order
Girls & Boys – Blur
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
Blind – Hercules and Love Affair
(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys

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