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  1. IceBurghDJ

    Have you raised your prices in the last year?

    yes, just recently. Need to get my printed/pdf material updated.
  2. IceBurghDJ

    What do you like to do when you're not working on the DJ business?

    work work and work. What is spare time? LOL When I do have spare time...we have horses, i like woodworking and I shoot competitively in about 4 sports. (pistol, cowboy action consistently, high power rifle, idpa and rimfire when there is time) with the DJ biz being super busy this year (2...
  3. IceBurghDJ

    Covid changed society or is it my Van?

    Everybody here said to not put my name/logo on my van. I did anyway. Now, in the 8 or 9 years I've been DJing i've gotten 2 tips I think, maybe 3. Until I got the van, or is it covid? 9 out or 10 times i"m getting tips - like 20% sized tips. Same gear, same music, same prices, some process on...
  4. IceBurghDJ

    3D printer...all sorts of projects are possible

    I've wanted a 3D printer for a long long time. Finally broke down and spent $250, and another 100 on filament to print. Got a lot of things to print off Thingiverse for my Dillon press for reloading. Then I got a tesla charger holder (finally got my tesla Y a month ago). Then it's time to...
  5. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    I can see both sides of last minute...I have a weekend off, so I'll have plans. But then, I like money.... 1) It's last minute and I'm available - so fill an empty date and it's like free money, so sure, work cheaper. 2) they procrastinated or had some issue that has created an immediate (and...
  6. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    Loan officer that did my car loan said he had a truck on lease and there are no trucks to be had - dealership had one new and one used - and they were priced above his lease turn in. He asked about extending his lease but he said they wouldn't add any miles, just months...so he just bought it...
  7. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    it's insane. And god forbid you wreck a car... 1- my son's 06 mazda was backed into in a parking lot in may -the shop is STILL waiting on parts, but at least it's driveable. 2- My friend's neighbor's truck was hit while parked in front of his house, it's not drivable. He was told NOVEMBER! He's...
  8. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    Today is certainly an anomoly. I paid $27k for my 14 outback new. I drove it for 7 years, 120k miles and sold it, wholesale, for $10k. I just got my Tesla Y and I say a USED one, 18 months old with 8600 miles selling for MORE than what I just paid -same car/options! BUT i did wait 3 months to...
  9. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    It's a business - the lower your costs the more profitable the business is. If you spend $500 vs $80 on a tablet, what do you get for $420 extra? I use mine for MyDmxGo and it works just fine, zero issues. My main laptop was under $500 6 or 7 years ago - zero issues. It works just fine. I had...
  10. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    $80 table that is 5 years old...$500 ipad that is 5 years old. I get nothing, "lose" $80. You get $100, "lost" 400. Assuming anyone wants a 5 year old piece of any tech.
  11. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    I've had PC's and laptops for over 20 years in one form, brand or another. The only failure I've ever had was a power supply in a gateway my kids had, and it failed under warranty. yes, for video you need a more robust computer, but to say more expensive means more reliable...sorry, that's a...
  12. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    Business Plan! What gear do you NEED, what can you add later? Cost of all that? What gigs are you going after, at what price point? How many- harder to judge that I know, but you need a plan. AND you need to pay yourself - for the gig, setup, travel, planning, shopping, accounting, meetings...
  13. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    Obviously a $400-500 PC will play music just fine all day. Buy 2..$1000. Less if you buy refurb. And you have ivested what, $7500? Even if I could, I'd spend that money on something else...a nice vacation, some woodworking tools...the wife maybe. My kids.
  14. IceBurghDJ

    Lighting

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_wXskRiHYY Very cool - for a wedding? no. Big event, HS dance/prom? Sure. Total price? What's your guess?
  15. IceBurghDJ

    Lighting

    With your own venue you cna out do anyone - first, no moving/setting things up. Second, everything is the same (physically) every wedding, AND you control the room setup/layout. So you can easily do moving head spotlights to follow the b/g into the room, on the dance floor, etc. Like one bar I...
  16. IceBurghDJ

    Lighting

    That's why you can get, NEED to get $2000 to DJ an event. Chicken or egg to some degree. The cheap chinese batt uplight I bought, to have 40, would require $4000 investemnt. How much for your moving heads? And truss? And labor cost to set up/tear down? Wedding venues here expect you out in...
  17. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    I'm sure there are. But I want to work more than 2 nights a year. :pillerr: Not many are willing to spend more on their DJ than on the entire reception. Sure, there are always a few... Like school dances - we have 11 school districts...4 I know have less than 60 kids in a class. Sure, I'd...
  18. IceBurghDJ

    Have we reached a new low for music ?

    when the govn'r of pa removed the mask mandate things picked up, but only EARLY - most places are vacant by 9 pm. It seems to be slightly better lately. I did a car cruise at a bar wednesday night - the biggest crowd they've had since pre-pandemic times. I've not heard of any bars having live...
  19. IceBurghDJ

    New DJ gear list - UPDATED

    I have some old alum stands that I love better than the newer steel - MUCH lighter and you move them ALL the time so it adds up. All my stands have pins, I never rely on the clamps. And air stands are WAY nicer than non-air!
  20. IceBurghDJ

    New DJ gear list - UPDATED

    decent list. I went with yamaha DXR12 speakers (now have 4) and an alto wireless stealth which i've used more times than I can count. For allkinds of events, like tomoorow doing a car cruise for a bar - I'll be outside but put one of my speakers inside, wireless, so they get the same...
  21. IceBurghDJ

    Have we reached a new low for music ?

    you need to get attention these days, to go viral. Maybe bite the head off something at your next gig and see how it works!
  22. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    east, and I assume west coast, are NOT the midwest. My ex is from baltimore and I've been there many times, and visited DJ many times as well - prices for food (restaurants, grocery, etc) are 20-30% more than here. Housing in baltimore is double what it is here for the same exact house (ryan...
  23. IceBurghDJ

    Would you DJ a wedding for $550 in 2021?

    Having been to hundreds of weddings over 15 years, yes, the heat makes a big difference on how busy the dance floor is. At least around here. This morning at 7 am it was 68F and 97% humidity...yes, 97, and NOT RAINING. It's beyond stifling. That puts the dew point around 66, 67, in the very...