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How to power a tent Wedding Reception

Outdoor weddings are wonderful........when planned properly. For some reason however I've had a lot more conversations lately with brides-to-be regarding outdoor events and, more specifically, some of the pitfalls of tent setups. I thought it deserved some attention so here goes. (WARNING: Boring techie stuff follows but stick with me, this stuff is important) We do a lot of tent events and I have to be honest, I usually pull onto the property, cringing because I don't know what I'm up against (power-wise). Let's cover some basic dos and don'ts for powering a tent-based Wedding Reception. For a visual, here's an event we did in Manchester, back in March, 2012.

Power Requirements A typical circuit is 15-20 amps or 2000 watts. An amp is roughly 100 watts. It's important that you always calculate what's needed, then make sure there's twice as much power available as required. Here's a breakdown of items that we often see on tent events:

DJ sound gear

< 10 amps

Tent lights (par64, incandescent-style)

5 amps

each

(2-6 needed)

Perimeter lighting (LED, 20 fixtures)

2 amps

Dance lighting (LED)

2 amps

Dance lighting (non-LED)

10 amps

Leko lights (pattern gobos)

5 amps each (1-2 used)

Coffee makers

10 amps each

Food warmers

10 amps each

As you can see, it adds up quickly. The setup above is fairly modest and uses three full circuits. On the pictures included, our DJ setup included sound, dance-floor effects lighting, 20 perimeter uplights, and 2 Lekos (the gobo pattern at the top of the tent). And that doesn't even count catering or the Photobooth.

Here's a shot from an event we did in June, 2012. This included sound, dance lighting, 20 perimeter lights (hung from the roof-line of the tent), dance lighting and the tent company hung 6, Par64 incandescent cans. These units alone were 500 watts each, or 3000 watts (2 circuits). This entire setup ran off 3 circuits with a generator on-site as backup, in case of failure. By the way, side note here, if you're doing Uplighting (colored perimeter lights), be sure and have the Uplighting contractor coordinate with the tent company. In this case the tent company had too many lights and used yellow gels, which clashed and washed out the gorgeous red Uplighting the bride had requested.

There are two ways to get power to a tent setup; land power or generator. Let's cover generators first.

Generators

Generators come in two varieties; inverter and non-inverter. Here's a non-inverter style:

In short, DO NOT USE THIS TYPE! It's okay for incandescent lights, coffee makers, etc. but DJ gear (computers, audio, controllers) will go nuts. You do want your entire first dance song to play without stopping, right? Keep in mind also that these smaller generators only have about a 3-4 hour runtime. There's nothing worse than having a couple hundred of your closest friends standing in total darkness while dad is out trying to re-fuel and restart the generator. And that's not even to talk about the fact that this probably won't even be enough to power the entire setup either.

If you're going to use a generator, rent a multi-circuit, inverter-style, pull-behind generator. that has at least 8-10 hours of runtime between fueling. It should look something like this:

In the Nashville area Art's Pancake Rent-All is a good source. You'll want something that has a fuel tank large enough to power your entire event at full load for twice as long as you're planning for. These pull-behind units typically will have a break-out panel (multiple circuits) and a couple hundred feet of cabling with it. This lets you put the generator out of ear-shot of your guests and puts the power where it's needed (without a bunch of extension cords).

Land Power Wherever possible, we always recommend land power to be used as it's more reliable but you need to be aware of extension cords. Never run more than a couple hundred feet of extension cords and never use anything less than 10 or 12-gauge wires. If you pull 16 or 18-gauge cable (the common orange extension cords you use for the weed trimmer) that far, the voltage will drop and that's what burns up electrical gear of all kinds.  Bear in mind that you'll need multiple circuits and no, you can just put a multi-strip on the end to power everything in the tent. If you're doing it right, the extension cables should remain cool. If you're overloading them, they'll get hot and that usually means the circuit will fail at some point during the evening (remember that guest in the dark pic?).

One other little "gotcha". Getting proper voltage at the end of the line is important. After everything has been wired up, use a volt meter to make certain you have the right voltage. Good voltage is anywhere between 115 and 124 volts. If your tent power is dipping below that, you may be in for trouble. This is often caused by using too-light gauge or too-long extension cords.

Uplighting (another "gotcha") As a side note, I wanted to address something specific to Uplighting issues. There are two ways to do perimeter lighting on tents. Hang the fixtures at the tent roof-line and shoot the color onto the roof or use sidewalls on the tent and paint the walls from the ground up.

In the case where sidewalls are being used, be sure to stake the walls into the ground. First off, it keeps rain off the lighting fixtures (we lost a fixture due to rain on the purple job above) and it keeps the color hitting where it's suppose to.

Drainage Issues You need to be careful when selecting the location for your tent. Of course, you'll want a good, flat surface but something most people miss is drainage. Be sure and survey the area just after a heavy rainstorm. Is there water running through the area where you want to put the tent? Pick someplace else to put it. Water running through your tent not only makes for muddy shoes (and unhappy guests) but it can also be dangerous if you have electrical cables running across it as well. Better safe than sorry.

Summary If you've made it this far and are still awake, congratulations! You are in the minority that is doing diligence and that is the first rule of pulling off a successful outdoor event. If all this techie mumbo-jumbo is confusing, don't worry. It is for most people. That's what you hire the pros to help you with. If there are any questions we can ever answer for you, even if we're not doing your event, please call or email anytime. We're always here to help.

DISCLAIMER615DJ is NOT a licensed electrician and makes no claims to such expertise. The article above is offered in the spirit of helpful advice, from the DJ's perspective. We recommend you seek the advice of a competent, licensed professional for your electrical wiring needs. 

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The Lighthouse - Rebecca and Phil

There's nothing more beautiful than two people in love. Meet Phil and Rebecca! There is something about the way they look at each other or maybe it's the way they can never stop smiling. Anyway, if you're a hopeless romantic like me, this blog's for you! Their wedding day was simply magical. Even when a few raindrops fell it didn't put a damper on anything and guess what? After the rain shower, there was a beautiful rainbow! These two chose The Lighthouse in Hendersonville as their wedding venue and said their vows by Old Hickory Lake. Afterwards, family and friends enjoyed a meal on the upper level. As the evening continued, everyone applauded as the wedding party made their grand entrance for the reception. Phil and Rebecca beautifully choreographed their first dance as husband and wife. The dance floor stayed full for the rest of the evening. There was cake. There was a bouquet toss. There was a garter toss. There was a sparkler exit. But most of all there was joy, laughter, and love. Happy First Anniversary, Rebecca and Phil.

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Erin and Nathan's Wedding at The Factory at Franklin (7-21-2012)

Client: Erin & NathanDate: July 21, 2012 Venue: The Factory at Franklin Service Provided: DJ + Live-Pics Photo Album: Erin & Nathan

Erin and Nathan said their vows and hosted their Wedding Reception at The Factory in the Commons Area. The couple exchanged their vows in a touching Ceremony in front of the beautiful staircase. At the end of the ceremony, the room was turned over and setup for the Reception.

It was a fantastic evening and we wish our lucky couple all the best in the future.

Event Playlist

2012-07-21 (Erin and Nathan) The Factory at Franklin - Franklin TN - Wedding Reception

Filename Song Artist Year Genre
C:\DJ\Black Eyed Peas5 - I Gotta Feeling.mp3 I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop
C:\DJ\- downloads\Various Artists\Serve3_ Artists Against Hunger & Poverty\14 - On A Night Like This.mp3 On A Night Like This Dave Barnes 2008 Rock
C:\DJ\[Steven Curtis Chapman] Cinderella.mp3 Cinderella Steven Curtis Chapman 2007 Christian & Gospel
C:\DJ\Rascal Flatts\My Wish.mp3
C:\DJ\Darius Rucker\It Won't Be Like This For Long.mp3 It Won't Be Like This For Long Darius Rucker 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Jagged Edge3 - Let's Get Married.mp3 Let's Get Married Jagged Edge 2006 R&B
C:\DJ\- downloads\Shania Twain\Come On Over1 - Man! I Feel Like A Woman!.mp3 Man! I Feel Like A Woman! Shania Twain 1997 Country
C:\DJ\- downloads\Nickelback\All The Right Reasons4 - Animals.mp3 Animals Nickelback 2005 Rock
C:\DJ\- downloads\Three Days Grace\One-X6 - Riot (Main Version).mp3 Riot (Main Version) Three Days Grace 2006 Pop
C:\DJ\- Jazz3 afterglow.mp3 afterglow Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz2 If You Care.mp3 If You Care Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz5 steppin' out.mp3 steppin' out Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz4 any port in a storm.mp3 any port in a storm Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz6 cambria.mp3 cambria Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz8 slow turn.mp3 slow turn Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz\11 one more chance.mp3 one more chance Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz9 ian's smile.mp3 ian's smile Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz7 all in good time.mp3 all in good time Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz\10 with every look.mp3 with every look Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz1 the coast.mp3 the coast Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz\12 catalina island.mp3 catalina island Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra9 Summer Wind.mp3 Summer Wind Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra1 Come Fly with Me.mp3 Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)7 - Hit That Jive Jack.mp3 Hit That Jive Jack Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\For Once in My Life.wma
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra8 - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album V.mp3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album Version) [The Frank Sinatra Collection] Frank Sinatra 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Sway.mp3
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra1 - I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster).mp3 I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster) Frank Sinatra 2007 Broadway & Vocalists
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Moondance.wma
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole1 Unforgetable.mp3 Unforgetable Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra7 The Girl from Ipanema.mp3 The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder2 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours).mp3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder 2000 R&B
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)4 - Frim Fram Sauce.mp3 Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra4 Luck Be a Lady.mp3 Luck Be a Lady Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Call Me Irresponsible9 - Everything.mp3
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder7 You Are the Sunshine of My Life [Version].mp3 You Are the Sunshine of My Life [Version] Stevie Wonder 1982 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Crazy Little Thing Called Love.wma
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole7 L-O-V-E.mp3 L-O-V-E Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\James Taylor\How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.mp3 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor 1975 Oldies
C:\DJ\Taylor Swift3 - Love Story.mp3 Love Story Taylor Swift 2008 Country
C:\DJ\James Taylor\Carolina In My Mind.mp3 Carolina In My Mind James Taylor 1993 Pop
C:\DJ\Taylor Swift\Our Song.mp3 Our Song Taylor Swift 2006 Country
C:\DJ\Brad Paisley\Then-slow.mp3 Then Brad Paisley 0 Country
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix3 Play That Funky Music.mp3 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 2006 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Cupid\Cupid Shuffle - CLEAN.mp3 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 0 Other
C:\DJ\- Kids\Disney9 YMCA.mp3 YMCA Village People 2004 Disco
C:\DJ\V.I.C_\Wobble1 - Wobble (Radio Version).mp3 Wobble (Radio Version) V.I.C. 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\The Beatles\Please Please Me\Twist and Shout.mp3 Twist and Shout The Beatles 1963 Rock
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix2 Brick House.mp3 Brick House The Commodores 2006 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Sir Mix-A-Lot\Baby Got Back.mp3 Baby Got Back (Album Version) Sir Mix A Lot 1992 Pop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock - Party Rock Anthem.mp3 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock 2010 Adult Contemporary
C:\DJ\LMFAO\LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon - Shots [Edited].mp3 Shots [Edited] LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon 2010 Top 40
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie.mp3 Teach Me How To Dougie California Swag District 2010 Urban
C:\DJ\- downloads\Usher\My Way3 - Nice & Slow.mp3 Nice & Slow Usher 1997 R&B
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\DJ Casper\Cha Cha Slide - CLEAN.mp3 Cha Cha Slide Org Platinum Band 0 Other
C:\DJ\Journey\Dont Stop Believin.mp3 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1988 Pop
C:\DJ\AC-DC\Back In Black\You Shook Me All Night Long.mp3 You Shook Me All Night Long AC 1980 Rock
C:\DJ\The Righteous Brothers2 - Unchained Melody.mp3 Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers 1991 Pop
C:\DJ\Neil Diamond\13 - Sweet Caroline.mp3 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond 1987 Pop
C:\DJ\Otis Day\Shout.mp3 Shout Various Artists 1999 Children's Music
C:\DJ\Osbourne Brothers\Rocky Top.mp3
C:\DJ\Michael Jackson\Thriller.mp3 Thriller (Album Version) Michael Jackson 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.mp3 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2012 Top 40
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Justin Bieber - Boyfriend.mp3 Boyfriend Justin Bieber 2012 Adult Contemporary
C:\DJ\- downloads\Justin Bieber\My World 2.01 - Baby.mp3 Baby Justin Bieber 2010 Pop
C:\DJ\Van Morrison\SLOW-Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.mp3 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Van Morrison 2007 Rock
C:\DJ\Ying Yang Twins\Me & My Brother5 - Salt Shaker (Edited).mp3 Salt Shaker (Edited) Ying Yang Twins 2003 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Bee Gees _ Various Artists\11 - Stayin' Alive.mp3 Stayin' Alive The Bee Gees 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\J. Dash - Wop.mp3 Wop J. Dash 2011 Urban
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Soulja Boy Tell`em1 - Crank That - CLEAN (kinda).mp3 Crank That (Soulja Boy) [Travis Barker Remix] Soulja Boy Tell`em 2007 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ1 - Moving Like Berney.mp3 Moving Like Berney Isa 2010 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Snoop Dogg3 - Drop It Like It's Hot.mp3 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg 2004 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Wiz Khalifa - No Sleep [Clean Radio Version].mp3 No Sleep [Clean Radio Version] Wiz Khalifa 2011 Top 40
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Chris Brown\Forever - CLEAN.mp3 Forever Chris Brown 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Luke Bryan - Country Girl (Shake It For Me).mp3 Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan 2011 Country
C:\DJ\Jason Aldean9 - Big Green Tractor.mp3 Big Green Tractor Jason Aldean 2009 Country
C:\DJ\The Rolling Stones\Hot Rocks (1964-1971)\(Disc 2) 04 - Honky Tonk Women.mp3 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones 2005 Rock
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Adele - Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit].mp3 Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit] Adele 2010 Adult Contemporary
C:\DJ\Norah Jones\Come Away With Me.mp3 Come Away With Me Norah Jones 2002 Jazz

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Abby & Brad at Stones River Country Club (Murfreesboro, TN)

Client: Abby & BradDate: July 28, 2012 Venue: Stones River Country Club Service Provided: DJ + Live-Pics + Uplighting + Photobooth Photo Album: Abby & Brad

Stones River CC was the setting of Abby & Brad's Wedding Reception and what a great event it was! I always LOVE visiting SRCC. Their staff is fantastic and Becca, their event coordinator, knows exactly how to make it all come together.

The turnout was a bit larger than planned and they ended up with close to 300 guests. The Live-Pics and Texting was an especially big hit with the guests and they kept us hopping all night. 

Towards the end of the night, we had a real "Top Gun" kinda moment when Brad took the microphone and he, along with all of his buddies sang "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" to Abby.

Event Playlist

2012-07-28 (Abby and Brad) Stones River Country Club - Murfreesboro TN - Wedding Reception

Filename Song Artist Year Genre
C:\DJ\Black Eyed Peas5 - I Gotta Feeling.mp3 I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas 2009 Pop
C:\DJ\- downloads\2012-07-28\11 I Have And Always Will.m4a I Have And Always Will Dave Barnes 2006 Rock
C:\DJ\- downloads\2012-07-288 It Won't Be Like This For Long.mp3 It Won't Be Like This For Long Darius Rucker 2008 Folk
C:\DJ\Boyz II Men\A Song For Mama-slow.mp3 A Song For Mama Boyz II Men 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\Keith Urban\Defying Gravity [+digital booklet]7 - Only You Can Love Me This Way.mp3 Only You Can Love Me This Way Keith Urban 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Beyonce\Put A Ring On It-CLEAN.mp3 Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyonce 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\14_-_The_Stripper.mp3 The Stripper David Rose 2005 Pop
C:\DJ\Queen3 - Another One Bites The Dust.mp3 Another One Bites The Dust Queen 1994 Rock
C:\DJ\Brad Paisley\Then-slow.mp3 Then Brad Paisley 0 Country
C:\DJ\- Jazz3 afterglow.mp3 afterglow Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz2 If You Care.mp3 If You Care Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz5 steppin' out.mp3 steppin' out Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Sway.mp3
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)7 - Hit That Jive Jack.mp3 Hit That Jive Jack Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra1 Come Fly with Me.mp3 Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole1 Unforgetable.mp3 Unforgetable Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Call Me Irresponsible9 - Everything.mp3
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Crazy Little Thing Called Love.wma
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)4 - Frim Fram Sauce.mp3 Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra8 - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album V.mp3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album Version) [The Frank Sinatra Collection] Frank Sinatra 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra9 Summer Wind.mp3 Summer Wind Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole5 Get Your Kicks On Route 66.mp3 Get Your Kicks On Route 66 Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra1 - I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster).mp3 I've Got You Under My Skin (2006 Digital Remaster) Frank Sinatra 2007 Broadway & Vocalists
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra7 The Girl from Ipanema.mp3 The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Moondance.wma
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder2 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours).mp3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder 2000 R&B
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole7 L-O-V-E.mp3 L-O-V-E Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\James Taylor\How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.mp3 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor 1975 Oldies
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder7 Isn't She Lovely.mp3 Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder 1982 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\- downloads\Billy Joel\Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II8 - Just The Way You Are.mp3 Just The Way You Are Billy Joel 1998 Pop
C:\DJ\- downloads\Billy Joel\Piano Man2 - Piano Man.mp3 Piano Man Billy Joel 1998 Rock
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra\10 Strangers in the Night.mp3 Strangers in the Night Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Taylor Swift3 - Love Story.mp3 Love Story Taylor Swift 2008 Country
C:\DJ\James Taylor\Carolina In My Mind.mp3 Carolina In My Mind James Taylor 1993 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 8) 11 - I Just Called To Say I Love You.mp3 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\Zac Brown Band2 - Whatever It Is.mp3 Whatever It Is Zac Brown Band 2008 Country
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra4 Luck Be a Lady.mp3 Luck Be a Lady Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 4) 04 - Never Can Say Goodbye.mp3 Never Can Say Goodbye Jackson 5 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 3) 09 - ABC.mp3 ABC Jackson 5 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Lonestar\Amazed - SLOW.mp3 Amazed Lonestar 1999 Country
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix3 Play That Funky Music.mp3 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 2006 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Cupid\Cupid Shuffle - CLEAN.mp3 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 0 Other
C:\DJ\V.I.C_\Wobble1 - Wobble (Radio Version).mp3 Wobble (Radio Version) V.I.C. 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Quad City DJ's1 - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (LP Version).mp3 C'mon N' Ride It (The Train) (LP Version) Quad City DJ's 1996 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Kids\Disney9 YMCA.mp3 YMCA Village People 2004 Disco
C:\DJ\Otis Day\Shout.mp3 Shout Various Artists 1999 Children's Music
C:\DJ\Osbourne Brothers\Rocky Top.mp3
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Luke Bryan - Country Girl (Shake It For Me).mp3 Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan 2011 Country
C:\DJ\Van Morrison\SLOW-Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.mp3 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Van Morrison 2007 Rock
C:\DJ\Michael Jackson\Billie Jean.mp3 Billie Jean (Single Version) Michael Jackson 1983 Pop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Nelly\Hot In Here-CLEAN.mp3 Hot In Herre Nelly 2002 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Sir Mix-A-Lot\Baby Got Back.mp3 Baby Got Back (Album Version) Sir Mix A Lot 1992 Pop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie.mp3 Teach Me How To Dougie California Swag District 2010 Urban
C:\DJ1 - Moving Like Berney.mp3 Moving Like Berney Isa 2010 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\J. Dash - Wop.mp3 Wop J. Dash 2011 Urban
C:\DJ\Ying Yang Twins\Me & My Brother5 - Salt Shaker (Edited).mp3 Salt Shaker (Edited) Ying Yang Twins 2003 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Snoop Dogg3 - Drop It Like It's Hot.mp3 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg 2004 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Kids\Cotton Eyed Joe.m4a Cotton Eyed Joe Starsound Orchestra 2007 Dance
C:\DJ\Los Del Rio\Macarena.mp3 Macarena Los Del Rio 0 Other
C:\DJ\AC-DC\Back In Black\You Shook Me All Night Long.mp3 You Shook Me All Night Long AC 1980 Rock
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.mp3 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2012 Top 40
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\[Kriss Kross] Jump - CLEAN.mp3 Jump [Supercat Mix][#] Kris Kross 1993 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Soulja Boy Tell`em1 - Crank That - CLEAN (kinda).mp3 Crank That (Soulja Boy) [Travis Barker Remix] Soulja Boy Tell`em 2007 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Sugarhill Gang5 - Apache (Single_LP Version).mp3 Apache (Single/LP Version) Sugarhill Gang 2005 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Kool & The Gang1 Celebration.mp3 Celebration Kool & The Gang 1992 R&B
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Rihanna\Rihanna - Shut Up and Drive.mp3 Shut Up and Drive Rihanna 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\Eric Clapton\The Best Of Eric Clapton 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection4 - Wonderful Tonight.mp3 Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton 2004 Pop
C:\DJ\Garth Brooks\Friends In Low Places.mp3
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Ole School Players\Tootsie Roll - CLEAN.mp3 Tootsie Roll (Single Version) Old School Players 2007 Pop
C:\DJ\Journey\Dont Stop Believin.mp3 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1988 Pop
C:\DJ\The Righteous Brothers1 - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'.mp3 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' The Righteous Brothers 1991 Pop
C:\DJ\Bonnie Tyler\Super Hits1 - Total Eclipse Of The Heart.mp3 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler 1999 Rock
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup [Edited Version].mp3 Red Solo Cup [Edited Version] Toby Keith 2011 Country
C:\DJ\Michael Jackson\Thriller.mp3 Thriller (Album Version) Michael Jackson 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\14 - My Girl.mp3 My Girl Temptations 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 2) 01 - Ain't Too Proud To Beg.mp3 Ain't Too Proud To Beg Temptations 2008 Pop

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Christy and Eric's Wedding Reception - Private Residence, Manchester TN

Client: Christy & EricDate: July 14, 2012 Venue: Private Residence (Barn) Service Provided: DJ Photo Album: Christy & Eric

Christy & Eric exchanged vows at the private residence of the groom's parents. The structure is very interesting with a very high ceiling in the main room. Our couple exchanged vows privately, with only the family in attendance. A bit later they were joined by other family and friends for the wedding reception.

As the DJ, I have to say this setup posed a bit of a challenge but nothing we couldn't handle. Since space was an issue, they asked us to setup on a pool table (with the top covered of course) that was located off in a side room. Of all the events I've worked, this has to be the first pool table setup ever. We ran speaker cables into the main room and tucked the speakers right up against the wall. We also used a simple t-bar lighting system as well as one Leko light for a center-floor pattern gobo.

First Dance

Room Shot

Event Playlist

2012-07-14 (Christy and Eric) Private Residence - Manchester TN - Wedding Reception

Filename Song Artist Year Genre
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Uncle Kracker - Smile [Album Version].mp3 Smile [Album Version] Uncle Kracker 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Various Artists\#1 Hits Of The '50s, '60s & '70s\(Disc 2) 07 - Sugar, Sugar.mp3 Sugar, Sugar The Archies 2008 Rock
C:\DJ\Sugarland1 - All I Want To Do.mp3 All I Want To Do Sugarland 2008 Country
C:\DJ\14_-_The_Stripper.mp3 The Stripper David Rose 2005 Pop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It.mp3 Sexy And I Know It LMFAO 2011 Top 40
C:\DJ\Norah Jones\Come Away With Me.mp3 Come Away With Me Norah Jones 2002 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz3 afterglow.mp3 afterglow Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz2 If You Care.mp3 If You Care Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz5 steppin' out.mp3 steppin' out Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz4 any port in a storm.mp3 any port in a storm Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\- Jazz6 cambria.mp3 cambria Dwayne Jones 0 Jazz
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Patrick Lamb - Sweet Tea [Radio Edit].mp3 Sweet Tea [Radio Edit] Patrick Lamb 2011 Smooth Jazz
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Sway.mp3
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra8 - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album V.mp3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Remastered Album Version) [The Frank Sinatra Collection] Frank Sinatra 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole1 Unforgetable.mp3 Unforgetable Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder2 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours).mp3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder 2000 R&B
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra1 Come Fly with Me.mp3 Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\James Taylor\How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.mp3 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You James Taylor 1975 Oldies
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)7 - Hit That Jive Jack.mp3 Hit That Jive Jack Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Michael Bubl?\Moondance.wma
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 8) 11 - I Just Called To Say I Love You.mp3 I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\Taylor Swift3 - Love Story.mp3 Love Story Taylor Swift 2008 Country
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole7 L-O-V-E.mp3 L-O-V-E Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\- downloads\Diana Krall\All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio)4 - Frim Fram Sauce.mp3 Frim Fram Sauce Diana Krall 1996 Jazz
C:\DJ\Nat King Cole5 Get Your Kicks On Route 66.mp3 Get Your Kicks On Route 66 Nat " 0 Easy Listening
C:\DJ\Darius Rucker7 - Alright.mp3 Alright Darius Rucker 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\- downloads\Alabama\For The Record\(Disc 2) 17 - Hometown Honeymoon.mp3 Hometown Honeymoon Alabama 2007 Country
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Little Big Town - Little White Church.mp3 Little White Church Little Big Town 2010 Country
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder7 You Are the Sunshine of My Life [Version].mp3 You Are the Sunshine of My Life [Version] Stevie Wonder 1982 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 4) 04 - Never Can Say Goodbye.mp3 Never Can Say Goodbye Jackson 5 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Frank Sinatra9 Summer Wind.mp3 Summer Wind Frank Sinatra 2008 Vocal
C:\DJ\Stevie Wonder7 Isn't She Lovely.mp3 Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder 1982 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\Taylor Swift\Our Song.mp3 Our Song Taylor Swift 2006 Country
C:\DJ\Randy Travis\I Told You So - The Ultimate Hits Of Randy Travis2 - Forever And Ever, Amen.mp3 Forever And Ever, Amen Randy Travis 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Darius Rucker\It Won't Be Like This For Long.mp3 It Won't Be Like This For Long Darius Rucker 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 3) 09 - ABC.mp3 ABC Jackson 5 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\19 - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch).mp3 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) Four Tops 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Zac Brown Band2 - Whatever It Is.mp3 Whatever It Is Zac Brown Band 2008 Country
C:\DJ\Alan Jackson\17 - Its Five O Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett).mp3 It's Five O' Clock Somewhere (Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett) Alan Jackson 2007 Country
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Josh Turner - I Wouldn't Be A Man.mp3 I Wouldn't Be A Man Josh Turner 2010 Country
C:\DJ\Craig Morgan\That's What I Love About Sunday-SLOW.mp3 That's What I Love About Sunday Craig Morgan 2005 Country
C:\DJ\Eric Church\Carolina [+digital booklet]6 - Love Your Love The Most.mp3 Love Your Love The Most Eric Church 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Electric Slide.mp3 Electric Slide Ultimate Party Mix 0 Other
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Cupid\Cupid Shuffle - CLEAN.mp3 Cupid Shuffle Cupid 0 Other
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie.mp3 Teach Me How To Dougie California Swag District 2010 Urban
C:\DJ\Jason Aldean9 - Big Green Tractor.mp3 Big Green Tractor Jason Aldean 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\14 - My Girl.mp3 My Girl Temptations 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Motown\(Disc 2) 01 - Ain't Too Proud To Beg.mp3 Ain't Too Proud To Beg Temptations 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\- Kids\Disney9 YMCA.mp3 YMCA Village People 2004 Disco
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\DJ Casper\Cha Cha Slide - CLEAN.mp3 Cha Cha Slide Org Platinum Band 0 Other
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Ludacris\Ludacris - How Low [Clean].mp3 How Low [Clean] Ludacris 2009 Top 40
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Laura Bell Bundy - Giddy On Up.mp3 Giddy On Up Laura Bell Bundy 2010 Country
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Luke Bryan - Country Girl (Shake It For Me).mp3 Country Girl (Shake It For Me) Luke Bryan 2011 Country
C:\DJ\Boyz II Men\A Song For Mama-slow.mp3 A Song For Mama Boyz II Men 2008 R&B
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Hits of The 60's Volume 19 - The Twist.mp3 The Twist Chubby Checker 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Sir Mix-A-Lot\Baby Got Back.mp3 Baby Got Back (Album Version) Sir Mix A Lot 1992 Pop
C:\DJ\Osbourne Brothers\Rocky Top.mp3
C:\DJ\Jr. Hank Williams1 - Family Tradition.mp3 Family Tradition Hank Williams, Jr. 1993 Country
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Jason Aldean - Dirt Road Anthem.mp3 Dirt Road Anthem Jason Aldean 2011 Country
C:\DJ\George Strait\I Cross My Heart - SLOW.mp3 I Cross My Heart George Strait 1995 Country
C:\DJ\George Strait3 - The Fireman.mp3 The Fireman George Strait 2007 Country
C:\DJ\Otis Day\Shout.mp3 Shout Various Artists 1999 Children's Music
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix2 Brick House.mp3 Brick House The Commodores 2006 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\Gretchen Wilson1 Here for the Party.mp3 Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson 2004 Country
C:\DJ\Big & Rich9 - Save A Horse [Ride A Cowboy].mp3 Save A Horse [Ride A Cowboy] Big & Rich 2004 Country
C:\DJ\Tina Turner\15 - Proud Mary.mp3 Proud Mary Tina Turner 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\V.I.C_\Wobble1 - Wobble (Radio Version).mp3 Wobble (Radio Version) V.I.C. 2008 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\David Allan Coe\The Essential David Allan Coe3 - You Never Even Called Me By My Name.mp3 You Never Even Called Me By My Name David Allan Coe 2004 Country
C:\DJ\- downloads\Jason Aldean\My Kinda Party\14 - Days Like These.mp3 Days Like These Jason Aldean 2010 Country
C:\DJ\Michael Jackson\10 - Beat It.mp3 Beat It Michael Jackson 2008 Pop
C:\DJ\Michael Jackson\Billie Jean.mp3 Billie Jean (Single Version) Michael Jackson 1983 Pop
C:\DJ\Whitney Houston1 - I Wanna Dance With Somebody.mp3 I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston 1987 Pop
C:\DJ\Journey\Dont Stop Believin.mp3 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1988 Pop
C:\DJ\Journey\10 - Lights.mp3 Lights Journey 1988 Pop
C:\DJ\Etta James\At Last.mp3 At Last Etta James 1999 Blues
C:\DJ\Lynyrd Skynyrd\Sweet Home Alabama.mp3 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 2000 Rock
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup [Edited Version].mp3 Red Solo Cup [Edited Version] Toby Keith 2011 Country
C:\DJ\- downloads\Travis Tritt\Greatest Hits - From The Beginning9 - T-R-O-U-B-L-E.mp3 T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Various Artists\Party Starter- Funk Mix3 Play That Funky Music.mp3 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 2006 Soul And R&B
C:\DJ\The Rolling Stones\Hot Rocks (1964-1971)\(Disc 2) 04 - Honky Tonk Women.mp3 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones 2005 Rock
C:\DJ\AC-DC\Back In Black\You Shook Me All Night Long.mp3 You Shook Me All Night Long AC 1980 Rock
C:\DJ\Lonestar\Amazed - SLOW.mp3 Amazed Lonestar 1999 Country
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Adele - Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit].mp3 Rolling In The Deep [Radio Edit] Adele 2010 Adult Contemporary
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe.mp3 Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2012 Top 40
C:\DJ\Ying Yang Twins\Me & My Brother5 - Salt Shaker (Edited).mp3 Salt Shaker (Edited) Ying Yang Twins 2003 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Joe Nichols\Joe Nichols - Gimmie That Girl.mp3 Gimmie That Girl Joe Nichols 2009 Country
C:\DJ\Big Bad Voodoo Daddy\Big Bad Voodoo Daddy8 - Go Daddy O.mp3 Go Daddy O Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 1998 Pop
C:\DJ\Van Morrison\SLOW-Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.mp3 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Van Morrison 2007 Rock
C:\DJ\The Rolling Stones\Tattoo You1 - Start Me Up.mp3 Start Me Up The Rolling Stones 2008 Rock
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Justin Timberlake\Sexyback - EXPLICIT.mp3 Sexyback Justin Timerlake 0 Other
C:\DJ\Various Artists\The Royalty Of Salsa5 - La Vida Es Un Carnaval.mp3 La Vida Es Un Carnaval Celia Cruz 1999 Latin Music
C:\DJ\Various Artists\#1 Hits- Retro 80s Rock6 Footloose.mp3 Footloose Kenny Loggins 2006 Rock
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock - Party Rock Anthem.mp3 Party Rock Anthem LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock 2010 Adult Contemporary
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Ole School Players\Tootsie Roll - CLEAN.mp3 Tootsie Roll (Single Version) Old School Players 2007 Pop
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Soulja Boy Tell`em1 - Crank That - CLEAN (kinda).mp3 Crank That (Soulja Boy) [Travis Barker Remix] Soulja Boy Tell`em 2007 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\@PrimeCuts\Jason Aldean - Crazy Town.mp3 Crazy Town Jason Aldean 2010 Country
C:\DJ\Charlie Daniels\Devil went down to Georgia.mp3 Devil went down to Georgia Charlie Daniels 0 Country
C:\DJ\Brad Paisley\Then-slow.mp3 Then Brad Paisley 0 Country
C:\DJ\- downloads\Kenny Chesney\Everywhere We Go7 - She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy.mp3 She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy Kenny Chesney 2007 Country
C:\DJ\- Hip-Hop\Snoop Dogg3 - Drop It Like It's Hot.mp3 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg 2004 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Dr. Dre5 - Nuthin' But A G Thang (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg).mp3 Nuthin' But A G Thang (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg) Dr. Dre 2009 Rap & Hip-Hop
C:\DJ\Ciara\Goodies\13 - Goodies (Clean).mp3 Goodies (Clean) Ciara featuring T.I. & Jazze Pha 2004 R&B

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