In case you’re interested, I went to a Catholic wedding in England last week. Well, you might say, what’s so special about that since you live in England? Well, the thing is that, as lovely as the wedding was (yes, the bride did look lovely) that’s not what I’m trying to tell you about. You see, as anyone who knows me will know, I am a very big music-lover. In fact, not a day goes by when I’m not dancing to music, any music. Despite the beautiful bride and the open bar, the real highlight of this wedding was the music played by the DJ at the after party. After all, the after party either makes or breaks a wedding.
It’s Time to Shatter the Illusion
When people think of a Catholic wedding in England, they seem to think of a bunch of fuddy-duddies bopping away to Mozart. I apologise for shattering this illusion, my friends, but most English weddings are anything but boring. You see, we Brits are rather fond of music (come on, we gave the world The Beatles) as well as a good old open bar so, the second the lovely bride and groom finally depart (hopefully taking the blubbering mother-in-laws with them) the hair is let down from its chignons and the real party starts.
Breaking the Mould
Whilst we were dancing to a very upbeat song which I can’t remember the name of, I glanced over the shoulder of the man who I was dancing with and looked at the DJ’s equipment. I can hear the horrified cries of women everywhere asking me why, when I was dancing with a very attractive gentleman, I was looking at the DJ’s equipment or rather, lack of it (no euphemism intended). You see, I still remember the DJ’s of my youth. You know, the creepy middle-aged blokes at the school discos who played dodgy music at full volume from a clumpy set of speakers? Well, this DJ had a laptop. Yes, all he had to play to a large crowd was a laptop, and some DJ Software like those shown here. But did he disappoint? No, sir, he did not. When I requested that he played some of my favourite soul and house tracks he happily obliged. It was like going back to the 70s and 80s with some everything from Northern Soul to early house classics.
Well, if you’re still with me, I have a little bit of advice to pass onto you; always go to English Catholic weddings- it will be a great occasion and a lot of fun too.Continue reading →