Which DJ Facade Do you like more?

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Which Facade Do You Like more?

  • Rockville Facade

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Grundorf Facade

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Don't buy either one. Waste of Money. Just keep Using your Table Top Facades

    Votes: 2 33.3%

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DJ Ricky B

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I need to find a 3 foot table, or cut about a 1/2 inch off my 4ft table if I want to enclose the sides of the table in the facade.

Each panel on mine is 19.5 inches in width
Yeah, I looked at those ones. There is a off brand, and I think Cedar's link is also 19.5" per panel. That is too thin for me.
 

azdeejay

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Yeah, I looked at those ones. There is a off brand, and I think Cedar's link is also 19.5" per panel. That is too thin for me.
Exactly, its the Ceadarslink, I like it, I liked the price even more, but you are right, thin and lightweight , which can be both good and bad.

I contacted them and inquired about getting a separate panel from them.
 

DJ Ricky B

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So here is the end result of how the Facade looked at this venue. I set up wireless up lights on this event, and included 3 ADJ Bar lights places behind the facade. It's a tight space, and setting up here is near one of the two exit/entrance door ways for the room. So I tucked that speaker stand in behind the facade as best as I could get it. I had 3 bumps into the facade during dancing. One Asian lady bumped it so hard, it knocked back into my table and shook the table fairly good, BUT I felt it did a good job of protection compared to working here without a facade! I had standing room only behind the thin table they make DJs use here. It's a tight fit.Facade Set Up at TOTT.jpg
Up lights at TOTT.jpg

2nd pic included to show you how thin this room is. Amber up lights looked great in this room!
 

djtaso

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So here is the end result of how the Facade looked at this venue. I set up wireless up lights on this event, and included 3 ADJ Bar lights places behind the facade. It's a tight space, and setting up here is near one of the two exit/entrance door ways for the room. So I tucked that speaker stand in behind the facade as best as I could get it. I had 3 bumps into the facade during dancing. One Asian lady bumped it so hard, it knocked back into my table and shook the table fairly good, BUT I felt it did a good job of protection compared to working here without a facade! I had standing room only behind the thin table they make DJs use here. It's a tight fit.View attachment 53262
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2nd pic included to show you how thin this room is. Amber up lights looked great in this room!
Your best look yet
 
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ProDJ Jose

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It's a tight fit.View attachment 53262


2nd pic included to show you how thin this room is. Amber up lights looked great in this room!
You think? I little research before the event could have prevented such a tight fit. I hope you learned a valuable lesson. Even the best facade doesn't account for the inability to plan ahead.
 

Albatross

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Ricky...what a view! And what a tight space! What venue is this? Somewhere in D.C.?
Not to speak for Ricky, but this is Top of the Town. It's in Arlington and looks right down the National Mall sightline.

The CEB building and Key Bridge Marriott have similar views (not QUITE as good), but Top of the Town has condo owners basically right under their dance floor which forces them to add a bunch of requirements for DJs. You're not allowed to use subs, or play songs that "encourage jumping." For a smaller quiet gathering, it's amazing, but not a good spot for a rowdy dance floor.
 

ian

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It's a shame you're not in the UK because there's a guy over here who makes amazing dj booths and facades, customised to your design. they will last not only your lifetime but also the lifetime of the DJ you sell it to when you retire.

I'm assuming shipping to the US will cost a fortune however.
 

dunlopj

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Not to speak for Ricky, but this is Top of the Town. It's in Arlington and looks right down the National Mall sightline.
The CEB building and Key Bridge Marriott have similar views (not QUITE as good), but Top of the Town has condo owners basically right under their dance floor which forces them to add a bunch of requirements for DJs. You're not allowed to use subs, or play songs that "encourage jumping." For a smaller quiet gathering, it's amazing, but not a good spot for a rowdy dance floor.
Aaahhh...that's a tough spot with CONDOS below the venue. I've had OUTDOOR venues with sound rules (with a sound meter) with homes close by, but never BELOW....:sqeek:
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Ricky...what a view! And what a tight space! What venue is this? Somewhere in D.C.?
That space is not that tight trust me. We did 2 events where the space was super small and tight. I still say lose that light. That one light is not going to make a big difference. I'm not crazy about them but the Chauvet Gig bar would be a better choice with the T-bar stand.
 
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DJ Ricky B

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Ricky...what a view! And what a tight space! What venue is this? Somewhere in D.C.?

Ross is correct. Only one Elevator to go up and down which is the same elevator guests use. So vendors can't start using it until every guest has left. Which is not a big deal because it takes time to tear everything down, but if you have stragglers who talked forever, that could prolong your exit.

Also, it's a LONG corridor hallway from elevator to the reception room. My guess is it's about 250 feet long. You gotta park your vehicle in their lot unless you are lucky and find an open spot across the street. Their lot is a bit of a walk to get to. Not bad, maybe 1/5 mile each way from the entrance into the building, but all in all it's a lot of walking back and fourth for the night.

You can play music fairly loud in there, but managers may ask me to turn the bass down a bit, and I use 12" speakers, no sub allowed which is fine for me.

It's a real nice view, and clients who host events here usually bring in higher caliber caterers. I am not sure if the venue has restrictions on buffet style, and dinners must be plated, but I have only seen plated dinners at the events I have done there. Never a buffet.

There is a Sheet DJs must sign once they arrive that is a list of all of the songs DJs are not allowed to play. About 21 or so songs are on the list. Apparently, they added Timber by Kesha/Pitbull to the list. I guess people jump up and down during that song in the past :dontknow: No line dances, or any songs that encourage jumping...like Jump by Kris Kross for example.

You have about 18" of room between the table and the wall to stand in as a DJ there and that is with them making the DJ use a thin 18" wide table. So it can be a Pain in the butt. Good news is last song must be played 10 minutes before end of reception, so no going right up to the very end, and no "one last song". You are officially done, and the lights go up. That is because it takes them a while to get all the guests done talking, and making their way down to the elevator and actually out of the building.
 
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DJ Ricky B

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Your best look yet
I plan to use this facade at most of my events next year. I hope to be able to find a 2 panel add on pack for this before next wedding season starts. I really just want 1 more panel to complete the look I want.
 

DJ Ricky B

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Updating my post, I was denied being sold an extra panel for my mine :(
Did they give a real reason for it? Did they just say that it is only sold as a 4 panel kit, and no other way to purchase related items?
 

djtaso

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Ross is correct. Only one Elevator to go up and down which is the same elevator guests use. So vendors can't start using it until every guest has left. Which is not a big deal because it takes time to tear everything down, but if you have stragglers who talked forever, that could prolong your exit.

Also, it's a LONG corridor hallway from elevator to the reception room. My guess is it's about 250 feet long. You gotta park your vehicle in their lot unless you are lucky and find an open spot across the street. Their lot is a bit of a walk to get to. Not bad, maybe 1/5 mile each way from the entrance into the building, but all in all it's a lot of walking back and fourth for the night.

You can play music fairly loud in there, but managers may ask me to turn the bass down a bit, and I use 12" speakers, no sub allowed which is fine for me.

It's a real nice view, and clients who host events here usually bring in higher caliber caterers. I am not sure if the venue has restrictions on buffet style, and dinners must be plated, but I have only seen plated dinners at the events I have done there. Never a buffet.

There is a Sheet DJs must sign once they arrive that is a list of all of the songs DJs are not allowed to play. About 21 or so songs are on the list. Apparently, they added Timber by Kesha/Pitbull to the list. I guess people jump up and down during that song in the past :dontknow: No line dances, or any songs that encourage jumping...like Jump by Kris Kross for example.

You have about 18" of room between the table and the wall to stand in as a DJ there and that is with them making the DJ use a thin 18" wide table. So it can be a Pain in the butt. Good news is last song must be played 10 minutes before end of reception, so no going right up to the very end, and no "one last song". You are officially done, and the lights go up. That is because it takes them a while to get all the guests done talking, and making their way down to the elevator and actually out of the building.
I kinda laughed a little at that “no play” list to avoid jumping. The amount of songs I could use to get the crowd riled up is endless (or they’ve never heard of them in regards to house music, especially ones that have no words). On top of that, I don’t even Mc much while djing, so they won’t be able to say I’m urging that behavior. Curious what they do in the instances where the crowd is creating that vibe amongst themselves, and the DJ isn’t going against any specific directive.
 

DJ Ricky B

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I kinda laughed a little at that “no play” list to avoid jumping. The amount of songs I could use to get the crowd riled up is endless (or they’ve never heard of them in regards to house music, especially ones that have no words). On top of that, I don’t even Mc much while djing, so they won’t be able to say I’m urging that behavior. Curious what they do in the instances where the crowd is creating that vibe amongst themselves, and the DJ isn’t going against any specific directive.
Well, the jumping or wildness of the dancers might prevail for a short period of time until the venue manager notices it. The manager will tell the DJ to get on the microphone and tell dancers that jumping is not allowed on the dance floor.

Yes, the managers will play the role of "dance floor nazi" to make sure to avoid complaints from the neighbor below the venue. It's not a place for a wild dance party.
 
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djtaso

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Well, the jumping or wildness of the dancers might prevail for a short period of time until the venue manager notices it. The manager will tell the DJ to get on the microphone and tell dancers that jumping is not allowed on the dance floor.

Yes, the managers will play the role of "dance floor nazi" to make sure to avoid complaints from the neighbor below the venue. It's not a place for a wild dance party.
When you make that announcement and start to say “at the request of the venue…” it usually doesn’t have a good outcome for them when it comes to a bride and groom complaining, the reviews, and getting drunk guests riled up and annoyed…, and they typically don’t listen anyways.

the real question is does the contract the couples sign say anything regarding this. Sounds like this venue is more designed for corporate functions anyways.
 
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azdeejay

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Did they give a real reason for it? Did they just say that it is only sold as a 4 panel kit, and no other way to purchase related items?
They said
" Each metal frame is not detachable "

I havent studied the frame, but I wanna say each panel is attached via screws and a hinge