Wedding – Rosa and Richard – WEDFEST (Pathhead Village Hall)

When Rosa and Richard invited me to DJ at their festival themed wedding, I wasn’t sure what to expect.   As soon as I passed the huge WEDFEST letters outside the Pathhead Village Hall, I knew I was in for a treat.  Tequila Mockingbird were playing onstage, the back room was bedecked in silver and filled with inflatable mirror balls, and I started trying to build my equipment around the band’s gear during their half time break, such was my impatience to get going.

I don’t speak much on the mic, but I did venture out from behind the decks to demonstrate I had worn my wellies and say that I was going to play a festival appropriate song (“why does it always rain on me”).  And later on I did also ask “where’s the Slam Tent?” before playing (part of) the magnificent “Positive Education”.

“Must Plays” included “I bet you look good on the dancefloor”, “insomnia”, and “any Rod Stewart”.  The last three songs were “Sunshine on Leith”, “Don’t Look Back in Anger”, and “I’ve had the time of my life”.  I looped the final crescendo and indulged in some welly throwing.  Fatboy Slim needs to up his game.  There was then an impromptu rendition of “auld lang syne” (guests don’t often let a wedding end without Loch Lomond or some other trad song getting a shot).  As I was packing up I had a nice chat with Rosa’s dad, BJ the DJ who had played the back room earlier on.  What a great day.  The professional photos are by Danielle Watt Film and Photo, used with her kind permission (I LOVE the wee tribute to American Gothic), and the rough and ready footage is by me.

We arranged some festival themed club nights around 2008 – 2011.  Bands played on “The Pee Break Stage”, and attractions included The Big Neil (photos of famous Neils, arranged in a circle), and The Wham Tent (a 2 man tent decorated inside with pictures of Wham!).  Rosa’s wedding was obviously a far classier affair.  But more of these top party tips can be found in Retired Teenagers.)