Playlist – 11 May 2017 – Client Appreciation Event

Yesterday’s event was loads of fun! I performed outdoors in downtown San Francisco at a baseball-themed party. I set up a pretty booming four-speaker sound system and provided an eclectic soundtrack for the afternoon. The fact that the event was not a dance gave me plenty of leeway to play a mix of great songs that wouldn’t necessarily work if my primary task were to keep a dance floor full.

 

In addition to me and my music, the host set up plenty of ballpark attractions. You could pitch a baseball and find out how fast you throw. There was of course a hot dog vendor, and beer and wine. This is San Francisco, so of course there was an artisanal espresso vendor grinding beans and pouring lattés. There was ice cream, too, and some other treats. Best of all, Stomper, the mascot of the Oakland A’s was there to dance, take selfies, and pose with guests at the photobooth, and DJs at the DJ booth:

 

Greg and Stomper
DJ Greg Gioia and Stomper of the Oakland A’s

What more need I say? A good time was had by all, and here’s what they heard whilst having said good time:

 

Jack and Diane – John Cougar Mellencamp
Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
Dizzy – Tommy Roe
Stand – R.E.M.
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
Centerfield – John Fogerty
Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C.
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys
I Saw Cinnamon – Dressy Bessy
Human Behavior – Björk
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games – Of Montreal
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
Bulletproof – La Roux
Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
I Want You Back – The Jackson Five
The Shoop Shoop Song – Betty Everett
Heat Wave – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
Here Comes Your Man – Pixies
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Heartbeats – The Knife
Skinny Genes – Eliza Doolittle
Marvin Gaye [feat. Meghan Trainor] – Charlie Puth
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Faith – George Michael
Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
The Last of the Famous International Playboys – Morrissey
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runner
Electric Feel – MGMT
Lex – Ratatat
The Best Thing – Electric Youth
Someone Great – LCD Soundsystem
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) – Daft Punk
The Creator – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
It’s Like That – Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins
Blue Monday – New Order
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyoncé
Take a Chance on Me – ABBA
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
How You Like Me Now? – The Heavy
LDN – Lily Allen
Here Comes the Night Time – Arcade Fire
Over & Over – Hot Chip
Playgirl – Ladytron
DARE – Gorillaz
WTF (Where They From) [feat. Pharrell Williams] – Missy Elliott
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

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