I got a call yesterday from the client for the event on 8-31-19 in the park.

ittigger

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Was anyone impressed with this? Being that you're both experienced, why would either of you do that? Have you booked more events off this birthday / coming back bash (that you spent quite a bit on)?

Considering you seem to think that you're only as good as people who are looking to book you - how is this working out? Have you booked or rebooked any events from people looking to book you?

Considering others seem to think that you're only as good as your most recent performance - how is this working out? Have you booked or rebooked any more events based on your most recent performances?
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Oct 16, 2011
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Was anyone impressed with this? Being that you're both experienced, why would either of you do that? Have you booked more events off this birthday / coming back bash (that you spent quite a bit on)?

Considering you seem to think that you're only as good as people who are looking to book you - how is this working out? Have you booked or rebooked any events from people looking to book you?

Considering others seem to think that you're only as good as your most recent performance - how is this working out? Have you booked or rebooked any more events based on your most recent performances?
Simply put yes.
 

Scott Hanna

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I believe there is a big difference in being confident in what you do and having an ego. To me, someone with an ego believes they are more important than they are.

I'm very confident that I'm a good wedding Dj. I'm very appreciative when people give me compliments. I also know that customers wouldn't skip a beat if I stopped tomorrow and they needed to find a replacement. Nothing to have an ego about.
 

ittigger

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Feb 1, 2011
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Simply put yes.
Simply put - based on your posts, this is not accurate.

I can't imagine people being impressed with amps clipping - or mismatched equipment. Based on your posts, you don't have many referrals, if any. You also don't seem to have alot of calls for business - and the events you do, is mostly your partner performing.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Simply put - based on your posts, this is not accurate.

I can't imagine people being impressed with amps clipping - or mismatched equipment. Based on your posts, you don't have many referrals, if any. You also don't seem to have alot of calls for business - and the events you do, is mostly your partner performing.
I have repeat business including the one coming up on September 14th. At one point I was just good to do the driving to and from an event due to health reasons. The one on 9-14-19 I will be solely the DJ playing for that event. I just finished one that I did myself. I have other events I've done myself. We've had events where either they want us to come back or someone else that was at an event we did, they want us to come do an event for them. Certainly we could use more work. It comes when it does.

For me it's a 2 edge sword. I would love more work. Just hate having to load up the van, unload the van to do the event, setup, when the event is over load up the van and when we get back unload the van. Sometimes it's very late when we get back and very tired. Yet we still have to unload the van because we don't have a house like my friend where he can park in his driveway and leave the gear in the van.

Now things are picking up a bit. We did have a period of time for several months we had no work at all. That was the time when I was recuperating from surgery on my left hip.
 

Scott Hanna

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For me it's a 2 edge sword. I would love more work. Just hate having to load up the van, unload the van to do the event, setup, when the event is over load up the van and when we get back unload the van. Sometimes it's very late when we get back and very tired.
Hopefully, some day they'll invent speakers that don't weigh so much
 

Ausumm

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Ego is healthy. It would be almost impossible to feel confident about our abilities and ask for respectable amounts of money for our work without it. But ego needs to be paired with humility and self-awareness.
True.
I know my career in radio requires a lot of ego.
I learned that from day one.

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1- it takes a lot of confidence (or ego) to do this
2- when you do this, people pay you decent money
(probably because they don't have the confidence to do it themselves)
3- but after the job is done, and you take the mask off...
that's when you feel humility.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I got to say I did that event last year and I was so much pain I could barely walk. I couldn't play no more than 20 minutes at a time to give my partner a rest. After that I was no good for playing at an event. Now that I had the surgery I'm ready to go!
 

Albatross

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I got to say I did that event last year and I was so much pain I could barely walk. I couldn't play no more than 20 minutes at a time to give my partner a rest. After that I was no good for playing at an event. Now that I had the surgery I'm ready to go!
So are you ready to give me a quote to come down to DC and play some house music?
 
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Mix I would honestly just let this one go. If your doing this year which it appears you are then I would go ahead and do it right and then bow out gracefully letting the guy know that you don't like the way he does business and that you won't be working with I'm anymore. Sometimes its better to do this than to be aggravated and to continue working with them.