Playing for nobody
I started DJing at clubs about 3 months ago. For the most part, I’ve been blessed with playing to relatively crowded rooms. Over the last three weeks, however, I’ve played two shows that were totally empty. The first one had about 20 people in a club that holds 300, and the second night was even slower. At one point, a friend of mine that had come for support turned to me and said “I think we know everyone in this room right now.” The crowd was literally personal friends that had come out to support us, and three other people.
Even though the room was virtually empty, I got a lot of positive feedback about the way I played the shows. Everyone said that I was into the music, and rocking out just like I had when I was playing to a full room. What all these people don’t know is this is exactly how I act when I’m sitting at home or in my office listening to music as well. I guess the moral of the story is that if you’re doing something that involves music, for work or please, as long as the music moves you, then you’ll be ok.
(Todd Jones – Neurotic Media Production Director)