Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hey Mr. DJ!

As many of you know, the only item on my checklist that I have seriously procrastinated on was hiring our DJ.  Part of the reason for my reluctance was my dread of having the now famous, "I know you're awesome and normally charge a gazillion dollars, but we are hoping you can work within our budget," conversation.

I finally started the process of making calls and sending out emails at the end of last month.  We had three promising leads;  two were referrals, and one that was on our venue's "vendor list."  None of them worked out (insert moment of slight panic here).

  • The first referral did not return a single one of my calls over a three week time period; I made just enough calls to possibly be considered a stalker ;-).  
  • The second referral passed me off to another person in his company, without ever even acknowledging that he had received my message.  That employee proceeded to tell me that he wanted to meet with me to convince me why we should increase our DJ budget by 400% because of their awesomeness. 
  • The third DJ (who was on the vendor list) tried to over-sell me, then, when I wouldn't budge on our bottom line, agreed to "cut me a deal" that was still 40% over our budget.  The final straw was when he told me at 3:00 p.m that the "deal" expired by close of business that day.  No thank you.

Back to square one!  Luckily one of my friends at work asked me if I had hired anyone yet.  When I said "no" she reminded me of a DJ that we had used for one of our Company Events a couple years ago.  What a great reminder!

Ladies and gentlemen!   May I introduce, DJ Hustle!!!  He has been awesome to work with.  We signed the contract last night, and are really looking forward to him being our DJ and MC!


  1. Yay for booking your DJ! How exciting!

  2. Yay! congratulations, I know that can be such a relief to cross things off the list!

  3. Congrats! I know you must be thrilled to have that figured out and booked. I like the name too. Now the song is playing in my head...
    Do the hustle"