At our last school disco, I didn't enjoy the music. It wasn't really conducive to dancing. So, at the P&C I volunteered to do the music for the next dance.
Because the school hall has just been rebuilt, and because of other functions going on this year, it turns out the time for a school dance falls at the end of October, so it is a Halloween Disco. Now, I've never been into Halloween. Wrong Hemisphere. We don't have the pagan or Christian or cultural background for it to make sense to me. We don't have loads of pumpkins and apples on hand. Even so, I've entered into the spirit of Halloween by looking for suitably spooky songs (not Alice Cooper) that kids can dance to (not Warewolves of London). Rounded out with 70s disco (bless those Kindy boys who told me they like dancing to Abba and Michael Jackson), a few Disney tween songs (HSM) and formation songs like the Nutbush and Macarena, I made a playlist and asked my partner to burn these songs onto five cds, and I'm ready to DJ.
Ah, but not so fast. Said partner installed a DJ program, with spooky sounds, can fade songs out and in, and do all kinds of tricky DJ sounds. Said partner then proceeded to play with said program, and said he would teach me how to use it. I said, hey, Mr DJ, you're having so much fun, how about you be the DJ at the disco. Mr DJ said, what will the lighting system be like? Huh? And how many interruptions will there be for drawing the raffle, and so on? What? It is school dance. Just go with the flow.
So, he is going to be the DJ at the school dance on Friday night, and I can dress up with the kids and dance. My plan is get the parents dancing, instead of just having a dancefloor of screaming children running around. Actually, my vision is to see the whole school doing the Bustop,but that might have to wait until next time.
If everyone loves it, it was my playlist. If not, well it's my playlist.