Wonderful Bride & Groom

Saturday, October 31, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:38 AM

I have been blessed over the 2009 Wedding season to have been working for some wonderful Brides and Grooms. Friday nights reception was no exception. Adam & Nicole were wonderful and so were their family and friends. Ceremony and reception were both held at the Sokol Auditorium and this is a photo of Adam & Nicole during the Bride and Groom dance.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

Loved the Set-Up

Thursday, October 29, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 4:47 PM

Whenever you are having a party and your expectations are for people to dance the night away it helps when you put your entertainment in the center of the action. In other words you should never jam your DJ in the corner and then expect people to be excited about dancing all night. I took this picture at my last reception of the set up. As the DJ I was right in front of the dance floor which was located right smack in the center of the room. This encourages participation and dancing and helps the DJ to facilitate all the activities. By the way, once the dancing got underway this reception rocked. Thanks Leanna and Ray for a great night.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

DJPOV - First Song of the evening

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:17 AM

Over the years I have learned that as a DJ you have to ease into getting the dance started. I always start the dance at every reception by dedicating the first song of the night to the Bride, Groom, and all the happy couples in attendance. It always packs the floor. This is how to get em' out there. Starting off the dance with a fast song rarely works. This was the dance floor on the first song from my gig last Saturday at the Patriots Club at Offutt.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

Bride and Groom car T-PEED

Monday, October 26, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:49 AM

After my reception Saturday night I walked out to see this... The Brides car had been T-Peed and to make things even more messy it rained a little bit too. I always love seeing the cars decorated and athough some Brides and Grooms find it annoying I do feel it's all part of the rite of passage. It must be done!

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

Salt n' Pepper Wedding

Sunday, October 25, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:13 AM

I DJed a reception on Saturday night and had never met the Bride and Groom. Thier names were Leanna and Ray. The whole theme of the reception was Salt and Pepper shakers. They had salt and pepper shakers on every table as the centerpieces and even on the grooms cake that you see here. I took this picture before anyone had arrived at the reception. As I took this photo I was stumped as to what the Salt n' Pepper theme was all about. I did eventually find out but I want to know what your guesses would have been. Any thoughts?

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

Thank You Hilton Hotel

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:30 AM

Every year I DJ the party for the employees of the Hilton Hotel Downtown. This years party was an absolute riot. In this photo some of the upper management including the GM we up on the stage doing a crazy dance routine. I've got to tell you that the Hilton really knows how to take care of their employees. The give away some pretty cool stuff at their parties.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

2 Photo Booth Rentals Last Weekend

Monday, October 19, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:29 AM

I've got to tell you that I am having a blast with these photo booth rentals. Last weekend we had 2 out including one at Anthony's Steak House and the other pictured here at the Livestock Exchange Building. WOW! Great participation and I want to thank our fun clients for their business last weekend.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

One of my mentors

Sunday, October 18, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:23 AM

I would like to take a moment to give props to one of my competitors / mentors. This is a photo of Johnny O. John is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He is what I like to refer to as the Godfather of all Mobile DJ's in Omaha. John was the first in Omaha to start this Mobile Wedding DJ thing back in the early 70's and I am proud to call him a friend. I was working one of our Photo Booth rentals on Saturday and John just happened to be the DJ for the reception. It was great seeing him again and he is still as good as ever. Thanks John for plowing the road for all of us Mobile DJ's out there. I also want to thank you for playing Stairway to Heaven for me back in 1985. You DJed one of my dances when I was in Junior High.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

You Tube Channel

Thursday, October 15, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 4:42 PM

Bandstand Music is currently working on it's You Tube Channel. Everything should be up and running in just another day or two. Lot's of Videos on the way. Stay tuned...

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

Count em' up!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:56 AM

You know we've been renting the Bandstand Music photo booth like crazy. One of our biggest selling points is that compared to our competitors who can fit 1 or 2 people in their photo booths we say we can fit up to 7 comfortably. Last week we snapped this photo of 11 people fitting in our photo booth. WOW! As they exited it was like watching the old 15 clowns piling out of the little car gag.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

So much for a quick exit!

Monday, October 12, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:16 AM

So after a 7 hour reception the Bride and Groom were ready to leave the reception for some R & R. Problem was that it took them 10 minutes to get into their car. The best man and a few of the groomsman we nuts with a jumbo roll of plastic wrap.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

Slide Show videos problems

Thursday, October 8, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:03 PM

Hi everyone! If thinking of putting together your own video slide show and projecting it at your party or wedding please take my advice. If you produce these videos yourself then TEST TEST TEST everything beforehand. I can't tell you how many of my clients who have put together their own shows have had nothing but trouble with them the night of their party. There are a lot of reasons why but unfortunately I don't have time to cover them all right now but contact me anytime if you have questions. This photo shows people scrambling to get the video to play at one of my receptions I DJed. The video never played because they did not have the proper cable to connect the laptop to the projector.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

New Express Booth in the Works

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:53 PM

We have been experimenting lately with our new Kiosk version of our De Luxe Photo Booth. This unit is cheaper to rent for our customers and comes with everything our De Luxe Photo Booth comes with except for the privacy surround. This unit is not yet available for rent but will be very soon.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

Mmm... Cake!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:43 PM

Man... what an awesome Bride and Groom from last Saturday. I snapped this photo during the cake cutting. Bride was absolutely beautiful and the groom a perfect gentleman. Bandstand Music DJed 13 wedding reception last Saturday as well as the Fremont Homecoming.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

Grooms Panthers Cake

Monday, October 5, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:50 AM

One of the first things I always do when I arrive at a wedding is checkout the groom's cake. Some are very creative. I remember a wedding from two years ago when the groom cake was in the shape of a Nintendo Game Cube. It was perfect down to the last detail. I wished I had gotten a picture of that. This is the cake from the wedding I DJed last Saturday. "Go Panthers"

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com

Photo Booth video demo coming...

Saturday, October 3, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:38 AM

Just this week we shot some video footage for the Photo Booth video demo. It is in the editing stages now and should be ready to post on my website by the middle of the week. Had a ton of fun shooting the video and I hope it will be helpful for my customers. Tons of Weddings to DJ this weekend. I personally will be at the Oak Hills CC to DJ a reception and I'll post pictures on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com