Those of you eagle-eyed readers may just have noticedÂ a recentÂ Testimonial on the Home Page and be wondering why on earth you’d have a disco in a “shed”!
Well, it certainly got our attention when we got the request to provide the music for a joint birthday party forÂ Sarah and Sam.
“It’s to be held in a tattie-shed,” Sarah casually remarked when Andy spoke to her after getting the enquiry from AMPdj.
OK, unphased as ever, Andy played along.
“Fine,” says Andy, “I’ll need to have electricity though -Â a power supply.”
“No problem,” replied Sam.
Now, it’s part of Andy’s routine to check out every new venue before an event. He wants to know the logistics of the place – ease of access; how big the actual hall isÂ so that he can guage the amount of equipment he will need; stairs; is there a dedicated stage area etc. He likes to have every eventuality covered so there are no surprises or avoidable hitches on the day/night.
It’sÂ fair to say, then, thatÂ he was a little bit apprehensiveÂ as he made his way to the location given by Sam.
Don’t get us wrong, he’d have gone ahead (and has done in the past) in a barn as long as it had a power supply, but imagine his shock when he got to the address and found not a dilapidated old shed, smelling of earth and wellie-boots, but a huge modern steel framed metal structure, more like an aircraft hangar, with a smoothe concrete floor!
Wow, was he impressed!
So, on the night of the disco, he had one of the easiest set-ups ever, and he was like a wee laddie because he was able to give his brand new amps a thorough testing, as well as seeing his light show transform the inside of the ‘arena’. (Check it out on our Facebook page.)
The hosts had added some nice lighting touches of their own,Â with coloured paper lanterns and tubs decorated with string lights.
Did that “shed” bounce!
The guests came from far and wide and, as happens on such occasions when you haven’t seen people in years, quite some time was spent at the start with folk condensing the major events of their lives into bite-size chunks to divulge in groups over drinks and nibbles.
Then they got down to the serious business of the dancing and they did themselves and Andy’s library of tracks proud until the wee sma hours. He’d still be there yet if the guests had hadÂ their way!
Andy enjoys every occasion like it’s his own event, but some are extra special. This one is definitely on that list.
And the only “tatties” in sight were the ones in the tattie salad!