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Finally recovered from Leather Retreat

This year there were 7 separate music zones that all needed different music feeds with different genres. These were scattered over a very large campground/farm. I will be posting the slew of setlists shortly (all under a cut for a few days to save everyone's friends' lists)

All in all it went very well with the highlight being the big party. It was called Lucky's Gentleman's Club. All of my sound and lighting went to this party. We had fog, UV, sound activated lights, music and strippers. The VIP room needed a pass that you got when you donated a bottle and boy did we have the booze that night. We estimated around $1000 in alcohol and mixers. It was kind of interesting to note that the club staff were wearing more clothes at the party than the rest of the weekend so "topless" waitresses giving lapdances were not as interesting as you would expect :)

Each night I live DJed one of the areas and the rest either got a premix (that I did earlier in the day) or an Ipod on shuffle (with hand picked tracks)

Unlike most events I actually got a chance to play, this time with the lovely lackofcontext

Now I am off to Vermont and Termination.

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caliginous
Jul. 5th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
sounds like a great event. nobody around here really knows how to organize like that-or can't find the muscle to make it actually happen.
mrpet
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I take care of all of the music and the LR staff takes care of everything that needs to happen to make the event go off without a hitch. This year I added lights to the mix and it really made the party hop.

I have been cranking up the music slowly over the last few years to get the bar raised to a level that really makes the event kick ass. Before it was just Greg hitting play on a couple of laptops with a few CDs in the setlist. Now I have 7 zones with mostly hand done transitions or me doing it live on my rig. When I need to use Ipods I usually load a single .MP3 with my hand tuned set or a set of music that can be shuffled and still have a good effect.