How to choose the right DJ in Santa Barbara, CA
One of the most important aspects of any special event is the entertainment! When you and your guests look back on your event, this is one of the first things that will come to mind. Therefore, it is important that you know how to choose the right DJ.
When it comes to DJ entertainment services, experience is a must! Make sure your DJ is well experienced and knowledgeable in the order of events (such as special dances, announcements, toasts, etc.) and knows what to do if something doesn't go according to plan. Imagine spending thousands of dollars on your special event, only to be ruined by an inexperienced and unqualified DJ!
Also, it is extremely important that the DJ knows what to play at the appropriate time -- a skill that is acquired over time and practice. A good DJ should read the crowd the entire time, and mix the music selections in a way that does not disrupt the event's flow and/or dancing. You would not want a high tempo song to follow by something of a totally different speed!
Make sure the DJ is willing and capable to help coordinate with you and your other vendors and entertainers, so your event goes as smoothly as possible. This way, there will be no miscommunications and every person involved will be aware of the timing and order of the festivities.
Furthermore, it is important to inquire what type of equipment and setup the entertainer will provide. Adequate sound and lighting is imperative, especially if your guests intend on dancing. If you are not knowledgeable in these fields, I would recommend researching whatever equipment your entertainer intends on using.
Finally, if you're looking for MCing, consider the DJ's personality. Is the entertainer able to set the mood, whether you are looking for high crowd involvement or something more laid-back? Also, be aware that DJing and MCing simultaneously effectively is extremely difficult and a skill that requires a lot of practice and experience. Therefore, a DJ/MC who has an assistant with him or her will undoubtedly provide better entertainment and performance, as he or she will be able to focus their attention on the task at hand.
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