DJ Edmonton for St. Albert Boston Pizza
January 4, 2010 – Edmonton DJ for a Holiday Party for Both Boston Pizzas in St. Albert
It was great to be back with a great group of people for their annual holiday event. Last year Nash and Rob asked me to DJ their joint Christmas party at the Platinum Club/Gold Dust Casino and it was a rockin’ good time. We were not able to go back to the Platinum Club because it is being renovated and made smaller and no longer can hold more than 100 people.
So this year they moved the function to the St. Albert Royal Canadian Legion. It had been years since the last time I was here and to be honest I could not even remember where it was located. It is a very nice room with a easy load in for equipment with no stairs and only about 40 feet from the front door was the room I was playing in.
Boston Pizza shut down their locations early on a Monday so that everyone could attend the event. Everyone started showing up at around 7 pm and we were in for a good time.
Nash and Rob were there to greet their staff as the came in and everyone was very well dressed and in great spirits. The fun things about doing a function like this is the staff. As they work in the hospitality industry and deal with people all the time most of them have very out going personalities which makes for am ore interesting evening. I have been an Edmonton DJ for so long that sometimes one forgets how much fun it can be to be a disc jockey. Allot of people remembered me from last year and were very friendly which makes for a better evening for me.
Dinner was served around 8 PM and it was a very simple yet very good buffet. Even tough there were not tons of items the ones that were there were very well made and there were a number of people that went back for seconds. The only thing I would have liked to have seen would have been a better section of deserts.
Dinner was followed with door prizes and Tyler took over the MCing duties and he is hilarious. He has a great personality and can really think on his feet. I think he could make a great DJ someday if he wanted to.
The dance then followed and all I can say is wow. Right from the first song the dance floor was full almost the whole night long. We even had a couple of people sing a karaoke songs. It is often easier to DJ a function like this as you have a narrow age range and therefore a narrow list of songs they generally want to dance too. There were lots of requests and lots of dancing and everyone had a good time, and if you didn’t it was your own fault. I sure hope to be back next year.
Please see the attached video for so highlights of the evening.