The DJ is a very important part of any big get-together, party or nightclub experience. They are there to make the night more exciting for you. Some people can go a bit too far by doing things to annoy their DJ. This would include going into their booth to simply pester them, or even encouraging them to play their favorite song in a room full of people that may not want to hear that song. These can definitely ruin the night of the DJ and your friends, so it’s good to avoid them at all costs.
1. Random and Outlandish Requests
So yes, DJ’s have their pet peeves, just like many people at work. And sure, you have a song in mind that you’re certain would get everyone dancing… but it’s important to avoid going up there to make an outlandish request. Ask any DJ what they dislike most about their job, it’s probably the ridiculous requests. They are random or uncalled for. The DJ is there to take you on a ride and he/she definitely does not want anyone else to take control of the vibe. Just imagine someone walking into where you work and what your reaction would be if they started telling you how to do your job - not a good approach.
2. Insulting the DJ
Going along with the requests, many DJs really don’t like when people say things like “put on something we can actually dance to” or “play better music” or anything related to that. First, the DJ would never follow through with the request, but it can also put the DJ in the wrong mindset which is definitely not good in their work environment. In the end, DJs loathe these types of requests and they should not be made.
3. Invading the DJ Booth
Lastly, DJs also don’t like when people come up into their booth and start invading their space. They also would prefer if people didn’t store their jackets, purses, etc in there while they danced. People often bring drinks in and spill it on the equipment causing a lot of technical damage. The booth is where the DJ wants to work free from distraction, and going in there drunk and acting like you know the DJ is a great way to get thrown out. Also, don’t get the bar and DJ booth mixed up. It happens, but if the DJ asks you to leave, it would be a good idea to do so. An example of exactly what not to do can be found here.
At the end of the day, going to a club or party with a DJ means having fun! The DJ is there to make sure you have a good time as long as you comply with his/her boundaries. As long as everyone respects that, you, your friends, and the DJ can have a great time.