Making Kids Happy

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

I had a blast performing as DJ for my 9 year old son’s elementary school family dance.  All the kids were happy because I played their favorite hits from Lady Gaga to Rhianna to Train, etc.  The school auditorium was set up with several disco balls that were spraying spears of white light on kids and their parents.  A line of anxious young girls lined up in front of my dj setup on the auditorium stage to request Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”.  I started this pre-teen anthem “I came to dance, dance, dance, dance…”and the kids screamed with delight as they jumped up and down.  The 90 minutes flew by as I first played a short set of music before our dance instructor, Liza arrived.  Once Liza got on stage, she led the kids on line dances such as the Chicken Dance, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and finally the Macarena.   I played Parliament’s “Flash Light” while Liza got all the parents dancing on stage showing the kids their awesome funk moves.  I finally cut loose with a set of dance music that satisfied even the most demanding 10 year olds!!  My son Adrian joined me on stage.  He shook it on stage with the old man while I was playing LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem”.  I knew that all the kids wanted to hear “I’m Sexy And I Know It” but I knew I would be on the PTA’s blacklist if I played it.   I brought too much music for the short amount of time that I played for the kids but it was worth it.