Just about everyone has been to a club or an event where a DJ has been playing. Most of the time, DJs and guests get along just fine. However, there are a few instances where guests have overstepped their boundaries and made the DJ a little angry. Every DJ has certain things they’ll tolerate, but like most people, DJs also have a certain line that people should never cross if they want to enjoy their night. In today’s blog, Dragon Frontboards, the providers of custom DJ facades and DJ workstations, will go over a few things you shouldn’t do if you want to stay on the DJ’s good side while you’re at the club, party, or event.
Touch Their Equipment
DJ equipment has a lot of shiny features, like chrome accents and buttons that light up. The energy in the club or event may be electric and you might be having one of the best nights of your life, but by no means should you ever try and touch a DJ’s equipment. Not only is the equipment incredibly expensive, but it’s incredibly distracting to a DJ when someone tries to reach over and touch their stuff. On top of that, it’s incredibly rude to touch someone’s stuff without permission, especially when that person is trying to work. If you want to stay on the DJ’s good side, then be sure to never touch their equipment.
While some DJs accept requests, like those at weddings, proms, or private parties, DJs who play at clubs or music venues usually aren’t the kind that like to take requests. DJs that play at clubs are there to play their own music, music they’ve worked on studying and creating. They’re also trying to focus on playing that music, which some often remix live. If you’re standing next to them, continually asking them to play something else, not only are you distracting them, but you’re kind of telling them that you don’t like their music and you’d rather hear that overplayed pop song for the millionth time. Know when to request a song. If the DJ has a book or some paper where you can write down requests, chances are pretty high that you can ask them to play something. Otherwise, keep your music requests for your Uber ride home.
Talking To The DJ
Sometimes requesting songs is a big no-no for some DJs, but for some, even just trying to talk to them can get you on their bad side. Like we said, DJs are there to work. If you’re coming by, trying to chat their ear off about how you made a sweet beat with your friend on the free version of Garageband once, chances are you’re going to annoy just about any DJ you come across. Just because you see other people talking to the DJ, doesn’t mean you should talk to them as well. Wait until after their set or show to strike up a conversation with them. Your DJ is sure to thank you for it.
If you’re wondering how best to interact with a DJ, just leave them alone and let them do their thing while you dance away. If you’re looking for the best custom DJ equipment around, then look no further than Dragon Frontboards. Learn more about us, shop our collection of DJ workstations, or contact Dragon Frontboards to answer any questions.