The rude, obnoxious and very ignorant wedding DJ


Wedding DJ’s. Some are cool and great at what they do… and some are very, very, lousy at their craft. I unfortunately encountered the most rude, obnoxious and ultra ignorant wedding DJ on Saturday, August 14th, 2010. It is important to actually name the exact date… for this moment I had with this “professional” wedding DJ, was that bad. August 14, 2010, shall stand as THE day I interracted with THE most thick headed person when it comes to Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Here is how the story all began… I had the pleasure to attend the wedding for my first cousin Mark, (who is really responsible in my becoming a lifetime member of the KISS Army). Mark married his true love, a beautiful and kind hearted gal named Roberta. I wish them all the infinite joy as they journey through life together as husband and wife… and as best friends too.

A wedding is an experience for all who attend, when family and friends come together to celebrate two people that are going to be partners for life. My cousin Mark, along with Roberta, are special people to me… they are family and friends combined. So, making the three and a half hour journey by car, with my wife and daughters by my side, to attend this wedding was of the upmost importance to me.

I, being the Rock ‘N’ Roll crazed dude I am, decided to dedicate a song to Mark and Roberta, for all of us to dance along to and enjoy. I grew up with my cousin Mark, we were very close through childhood and throughout college as well… and even though we may live in different states now, that cousin bond will never subside. Dedicating a song to my cousin Mark and new cousin Roberta met quite a bit to me. The “professional” wedding DJ thought otherwise.

You see, after I introduced myself to this wedding DJ, (as a first cousin to the groom), the tension began to build rather quickly. It seemed this wedding DJ was intimidated by me, just by his nervous mannerisms he displayed. Plus, he was sweating profusely and his face was red as a beet. How can a wedding DJ be sweating like a farm pig like this, when all he is doing is standing still and pushing computer keys to play wedding songs? Whoa. Whoa again. Anyways, I asked him if he would play… “Nothin’ But A Good Time” by Poison, this proved to be the most hilarious request ever given to this idiot DJ, as he so expressed to me.

To best explain what exactly happened, it went just like this:

Stone: So, can you play a request for me? I’d like to dedicate a song to Mark and Roberta.

Idiot/Red-Faced/Sweating/Wedding DJ: Sure, what is it?

Stone: Poison… Nothin’ But A Good Time.

Idiot/Red-Faced/Sweating/Wedding DJ: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, ha!!!!!

Stone’s Note: Now… this oval shaped, sweating like a pig, red-faced wedding DJ laughed straight into Stone’s face. Not cool.

Stone: What’s so funny?

Idiot/Red-Faced/Sweating/Wedding DJ: I have never, ever, in all my years of being a wedding DJ, had such a ridiculous song request!

Stone: Really.

Stone’s Note: I was stone faced with this sweaty, pig-faced DJ. I never budged. If anything, I felt pity for this small town wedding DJ. I wasn’t about to start a fiasco with this jerk, not at my cousin’s wedding.

Idiot/Red-Faced/Sweating/Wedding DJ: I guess I really do have this song after all… I can play it towards the end of the night, when I play the Rock stuff.

Stone: Thanks. I guess.

Hmm. Rock stuff. What the hell is Rock stuff? Britney Spears? The Village People? Lady Blah-Blah? N-Sync? That’s the only crap I was hearing for “music” for the first two hours I was at this wedding… what “Rock stuff” was this human pear, that sweats profusely, that pretends to be a “cool” wedding DJ, referring to?

Nonetheless, I took “for granted” that this moron DJ was going to play the song I wanted to dedicate to the bride and groom. Forget it. This dork wedding DJ never played it. What a jackass. What a pear shaped, sweating, red-faced, momma’s boy, small town, wedding DJ jackass. He stood there, laughed in my face in the most mockingly way possible, all due to my song request. Heck, I should have laughed straight back at his face… he was the one that stunk like a port-O-potty left in a farm field, after the county fair has ended. I’m not kidding… he stunk like the worst crap ever imaginable. Whoa.

I could understand being laughed at, if it was a song by The Wiggles, Jim Nabors or Barney that was requested.

This imbecile DJ did state, at the beginning of the wedding reception, that requests and/or dedications were accepted. Throw in the fact… that he DID play “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC at the end of the night only made it more mysterious to me. Why would “Nothin’ But A Good Time” be such a ridiculous song to request? What was so damn funny about it? Playing an AC/DC song at a wedding is no different than playing a Poison song. Give me a Metal break.

At the end of the day, I am glad I never went off on this jackass wedding DJ. Nope, instead, I get my frustration out by writing about this idiot. I wish I could post his name and business for all to see… only I’m too nice of a guy to NOT stoop so low. My only advice to all wedding DJ’s is this… when someone requests a song, don’t laugh in their face and mock them, especially when you admit to having the song on your play list. It’s not too much to ask.

Beware of sweaty, red-faced, ignorant wedding DJ’s.

Stone.

14 Responses to “The rude, obnoxious and very ignorant wedding DJ”

  1. I’ve actually never been to a wedding nor a funeral ceremony in America…only in Japan.

    So, even though I am an American, all I know about those ceremonies in America comes from Hollywood movies.

    Weddings and funerals in Japan are quite different than in America. I couldn’t imagine a situation like this happening in Japan.

    You would think that that “professional” DJ would understand how to be “professional”.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      To answer your last line… RIGHT? I was surrounded by too many relatives and friends to lower myself to this guy’s immature level. Telling him off was not an option in real time. Besides, it felt almost as if he was “baiting me” to do so… he definitely has anger management issues as well for he was extremely rude to the wedding photographer too.

      Blatantly and “out in the open” rude to this wedding photographer he was. The sad fact is that the wedding photographer was a true professional and did what I did… he just ignored the comments and actions of this jerk DJ. Walking away from a jerk is the best defense.

      Good Ol’ “plastic” Hollywood always makes the wedding DJ out to be a “stud” or “super-cool” dude that everyone wants to hang with or know. NOT this wedding DJ that I encountered!!

      It did feel good to get this off my chest though… and bring to light the immaturity of another person that I had the misfortune to come into contact with. 😦

      Stone – “Feels much better now”

  2. DJ’s Stone, you either love ’em, or hate ’em, and for the record, I’m firmly in the latter camp! I have always subscribed to the view that they are frustrated musicians (they want the fame, but don’t have the talent) -sadly nowadays technology means some of these life-forms actually have BECOME famous. Scary. All they have to do is put a needle on a record or press a bloody button. They are not there to make snap moral judgements. A band has an excuse for not playing “Nothing but a good time” – they may not know it, or be that kind of band – but a DJ should know it, and based on the very title of the song, you’d think any DECENT DJ would have it in their collection because events they attend should be about having a GOOD TIME, and it might you know, actually be RELEVANT. Duh. Let’s hope your cousin and his bride have a long and happy marriage, so they never have to book another one!

    I’d like to end on a small humurous aside:

    Q: What do you call a hundred Wedding DJ’s at the bottom of the ocean?
    A: A good start.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Hey Kev… now it’s my turn to laugh! Ha, ha, ha, ha, hee, hee, ha!!! That is a winner of a funny joke! Thanks for the support… I’m gonna move forward now with a smile on my face. 🙂

  3. I haven’t been to a wedding in America at all and I live in America, but this guy sound out plain rude. I know the DJ for a wedding my parents went to was one of the guys that used to work for KROQ in the eighties, but I really don’t know except school DJs which only play modern day crap, there really isn’t much that hasn’t been said, except maybe make your own playlist for a wedding and play it yourself, that always works better and it is free.

    • metalodyssey Says:

      That is a cool idea… only the “professional” DJ’s have the equipment. It would be great if it’s a relative you hire as the wedding DJ… then again, who knows? I would have to say there are fine wedding DJ’s out there… has to be? By process of elimination?

      At my very own wedding… the DJ we hired was another rude dude too. It’s like a whole other story in and of itself. This DJ… he accused me of being “out of line” because I asked for a cold beer when my wife and I arrived at the reception hall. It’s totally true and bizarre. Here I was, the “actual” groom… and all I wanted was my “first” cold beer after becoming a married man and the dork DJ we hired treated me like his 10 year old son. Whoa that story gives me the chills to this day.

      Stone

  4. Today I went to ym first wedding and the DJ seemed to like R&B but I kindly asked him to play Unskinny Bop by Poison and he actually played it (after waiting a while for him to drag it out though). The only thing is that he tried to quiet the word hell when Bret says “What the hell is going on” he actually just made it sound odd because he turned the volume down fast but not all the way so everyone heard the word still and the volume change but he changed it back quick after he did that, at least he didn’t give a fuss about that song. Anyways I just thought about this post when I requested the song.

    • Oh and there were only two songs that were played that I liked, Billi Jean by Michael Jackson and Unskinny Bop by Poison

    • metalodyssey Says:

      Dude… that is funny stuff. Your right, at least this DJ didn’t have a “fuss” over a Poison song. Plus, “Unskinny Bop”… ROCKS. It’s almost like being given Metal redemption… knowing there was a wedding that had a “requested” Poison song honored by the DJ.

      Cool story. 😉

  5. You cant say hell at a wedding? Funny, given what the groom’s normally letting himself in for! 😉

  6. Boy what a lame post. I was expecting something a lot more riveting than “the DJ didn’t play my song”.

  7. That’s ridiculous! I am a DJ. Granted, a DJ that loves Classic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal but still… that song gets played on a regular basis whether it’s a rock event or not. If I could manage to get enough events playing all Hard Rock/Metal I would quit playing all the other genres all together. Check out my page(s) if you get the time. My regular DJ page is http://www.facebook.com/allaroundsound my page that I created for my favorite music is http://www.facebook.com/classichardrockandmetal

    • As far as the sweating though, can’t speak for him but I really do work hard before, during and after an event. I usually have at least 40 to 50 hours into a event before the day of an event. There is much more that I do than stand there and push buttons!

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