Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:39 PM

Here's a photo from the Wedding I djed last new years eve. This was the dance floor at the stroke of midnight. As a bonus I busted out the bubble machine. Tonights gig is downtown. Doing the DJing and a Photo Booth rental. Should be a great time. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE AND MAKE IT A GREAT 2010!

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

Your take on the Chicken Dance?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:09 AM

Okay... I admit that as a DJ the chicken dance is silly. It is one of those choices we give our couples before their reception (to have or not to have). We still get about 25% of our clients who request that we do the chicken dance at thier parties. I love it when they request it because I know it's going to get people involved and help break the ice. In this photo the Bride and Groom (who asked me to play the chicken dance)are in the middle of the circle whooping it up.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? As far as I'm concerned I say LONG LIVE THE CHICKEN DANCE!

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

2010 Bridal Show at the MAC

Monday, December 28, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 8:34 AM

I will be bloggin' quite a bit about the upcoming Bridal Show. We spend so much time and money getting ready for it and it really is a great chance for engaged couples to get ideas, save money, and win FREE STUFF. This years show will be at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs on January 10th. This is a photo of just one of the vendor rooms from last years show.
For show info go to:
www.omahabridalnetwork.com

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

Cake Eating Contest

Thursday, December 24, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:28 AM

The annual Bridal Showcase will be held at the MAC in Council Bluffs on January 10th. This is the largest Bridal Show of the year and will have the more vendors than any other show. In addition this bridal show hands down has the best produced fashion show with tons of prizes to give away.
Last year during the show I hosted the Cake Eating Contest in the Groom Room. It was a blast and watching 6 guys devour an entire cake in just minutes was hilarious.
If your getting married plan on attending the show on the 10th. For more information go to www.omahabridalnetwork.com

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

Random Cake Stations...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:39 AM

In lieu of the traditional cake the Bride and Groom from this reception I DJed had random cake tables set up throughout the venue. There were 9 of these tables with cakes set up at random locations. As the guests finished dinner they were able to go to any of these cake stations to help themselves. This made the serving of the cake a lot easier and saved a lot of time. This was a great idea and each cake was a different flavor. Expensive I'm sure but ultimately a cool idea.

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

Reception Secrets Revealed

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:22 AM

Recently I released my book "Wedding Reception Secrets Revealed". In that book I cover all kinds of things to make a Wedding Reception everything it should be. Most of the Brides I have worked with over the last 23 years have all had a few things in common including wanting guests to have fun and to not leave the party early. A big factor in hitting these goals is the venue that is chosen for the reception. In my blog I have covered some outstanding facilities. Check past posts for excellent venues and I will have more to come.

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

Balloon Train

Monday, December 21, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:22 PM

O.K.... So these young ladies at my last Wedding Reception wanted to do a train using connecting Balloon Hats. So after lots of hot air and plenty of twists I was able come up with this. Not the most pretty balloon hat but it did the trick.

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

The Quest Center Club Lounge...

Friday, December 18, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:08 AM

I would like to thank the Metropolitan Hospitality Association for hiring me to DJ their annual December get together. It was good to see everyone again and I've got to tell you that this was the first time I had DJed in the Quest Centers Club Lounge. It was very cool and would be a great place for anyone looking to have a holiday party.

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

Erin Court

Thursday, December 17, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:54 AM

I know I have been posting a lot of location shots in my blog lately and that is because there are so many wonderful reception facilities in Omaha and Council Bluffs. This is a shot I took just after I set up for a Wedding Reception at Erin Court. Full catering and bar are offered. I always seem to have rockin' gigs whenever I'm at Erin Court.

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

Karl the Bartender

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:53 AM

I did a gig last night at the Quest Center's Club Lounge for the Hospitality Association and low and behold Karl was working. Karl has been one of those bartenders that I have worked with at various gigs over the last 20 years. It's always nice to go to a gig and see a familiar face and Karl and I always have fun when we do gigs together. Merry Christmas Karl and to everyone at the Quest Center Club Lounge.

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

Tearin' it up at the Club

Monday, December 14, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:40 PM

We do a ton of Wedding Receptions at the Club Convention Center in Papillion. I stopped by one night to check our one of my best DJs in action. This is a photo of David Nihsen with a full dance floor to brag about. Dave is personable and always goes above and beyond for the Bandstand clients. Way to pack the floor Dave!

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

Now that's a lot of Shirtless Groomsmen

Friday, December 11, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:01 PM

Did this wedding at the Mid America Center and there were a ton of groomsmen. They all went crazy half way throught the night and decided to take off their shirts and sport their vests only. They danced around the Bride to the song Macho Man. It was a riot and the guests ate it up.

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

Guess the Location???

Monday, December 7, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:05 AM

It is time to play "GUESS THE LOCATION". Last night I DJed a company party here in Omaha. This was the view from the room we were dancing in. It was the perfect setting for a holiday party. The snowfall lasted all night and it was just beautiful to watch. By looking at this picture can you guess where this event was held?

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

Now that's an audience!

Friday, December 4, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:57 PM

Ahhh... the traditional removal of the garter. It's always fun when you've got a huge crowd getting into it. The willingness for the crowd to get involved always makes for a great night for the DJ. This photo was taken as the groom was about to remove the garter. I really like the little girl who is walking up to find out excactly what is going on.

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

Millard Plaza Ballroom

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:56 AM

A nice all inclusive facility is the Millard Plaza Ballroom. I DJ in there quite a bit and for DJ's we can be easily spoiled by the convienent load in. You can see the load in door right behind my DJ table. Could it be any easier??? The ballroom is elegant and has a huge dancing area for the guests. In my book www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com I talk about the importance of bar placement and the Millard Plaza Ballroom is one of those facilites in which the bar is perfectly located right in the center of the action. Great facility all around for any event.

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