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    Thumbs up If you use a 6ft table...

    If you use a 6ft table, here's a deal for you. Costco has table cloth with attached skirt for $29.99 on sale in all colors.

    http://www.costco.com/The-Folding-Ta...&storeId=10301
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    Thanks Sid. I personally can't remember the last time I did a gig that they didn't already have table skirting however. Do other Djs run into this a lot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty Mo View Post
    Thanks Sid. I personally can't remember the last time I did a gig that they didn't already have table skirting however. Do other Djs run into this a lot?
    Depends...on the deeeeeeeeejay!

    In the last 20+ years I have never "run into" this issue...I am always prepare for and know about it and the primary reason I know is not special or intuitive, I simply ask in advance and then I know.



    I used to "run into" alot of issues but that was then..."I'm ovuh here nah!" - w/ apologies to A. D. Clay.

    P.S. I have seen the referenced table cloth...it is, and not by much, sufficient. There are substantially better looking, more durable and reliable table cover available.
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    I just bought one like this and it will replace the black tablecloth I bought at Goodwill years ago. The need to supply a table happens once in a while, and I hate having a shabby looking setup.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product

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    There are a few venues that seem to take their sweet time getting my table, even though I ask for one ahead of time. I bring my own table and a black spandex for these particular venues. I might pick up one of the white ones from Costco. That's the perfect price for something I'll probably use twice a year. Thanks for posting!

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    Looks like nice fabric Sid.

    To eliminate the worries. We bring our own, we have several in various colors. Some of the questions we ask on our planner are: What are your wedding colors? Do you have a preference for the linen/skirting color on the DJ table we bring or will the venue be providing such?
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    Always carry my own table and cloth. Never know when I might need it.
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    Does anyone think that a full facade is a better look? I think it also serves as barrier from guests. I have a plain black one.
    facade.jpg

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    Only thing I don't see - is whether it carries an IFR rating?

    Otherwise, looks like a nice option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldy View Post
    Does anyone think that a full facade is a better look? I think it also serves as barrier from guests. I have a plain black one.
    facade.jpg
    I think a facade is a wayyyy better look than a table cloth

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    After the second house provided table collapsed on me 15 years ago, I have used only mine. I HATE being dependent on any other vendor that impacts my ability to perform. Still has to be spelled out in contract but nonetheless, self sufficiency is the mother of "just the DJ" prevention.

    Purchased on recommendation from a friend, I bought three (two for standard set up behind a facade; one for ceremony covered by black scrim):

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    I think the black table cover/skirt combo in this thread might work great should I ever have the need to put all three side by side. Worth the try!
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    good find, but I have never ever had to use one. There should be no reason a venue or catering company could not provide one for you. I always call head of time to see who is providing the table, and I let them know it must be setup when we arrive.

    I absolutely hate the way facade's look. You cannot see the DJ equipment, and it looks as if the DJ is doing nothing but using a computer. I like to show off mixing.

    My favorite look of all is the Odyssey table case thing. I forgot the model but basically your coffin sits on a case which is a table too, and there is tons of hidden room for cable management

    Looks extremely clean, but is a pain to move around and store.
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    In my higher end venues they provide tables and covers. But I do weddings in other venues also, VFW types, barns, tents and other types that are really nice but the b/g have to rent the table clothes from an outside company. I have a table and cover of my own in these cases. I use a six foot table and cover from DJ Skirts, I like to hide some of my cases under the table. Been using my cover from DJ skirts for 10 years now, I have both black and white, rarely use the white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaswrx View Post
    good find, but I have never ever had to use one. There should be no reason a venue or catering company could not provide one for you. I always call head of time to see who is providing the table, and I let them know it must be setup when we arrive.

    I absolutely hate the way facade's look. You cannot see the DJ equipment, and it looks as if the DJ is doing nothing but using a computer. I like to show off mixing.

    My favorite look of all is the Odyssey table case thing. I forgot the model but basically your coffin sits on a case which is a table too, and there is tons of hidden room for cable management

    Looks extremely clean, but is a pain to move around and store.
    I don't like the façade look either. Table with a color matched linen/skirt (to keep the room uniform) is on my contract. As a backup I always bring a 6 foot table with white and black clothes but rarely need them. I want people to see me performing, dancing and entertaining, not just some ones head or a chair sitter which I refuse to be when the music is on.

    I also feel a colorful lit-up façade draws too much attention to the DJ, it's not your day or party, it's theirs.
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    On the question of standing out vs. blending in, I think back to the first time I know I was listening to a DJ not on the radio. It was in a club and damn I wish I knew what the sound system was and who did the install. Anyway, I didn't appreciate the DJ at the time. I was one of those guys wondering how the eff we went from Pet Shop Boys to Duran Duran without any gap and with it sounding like one continuous song. BUT, I don't remember seeing the DJ booth. I know a wedding is a different situation, but I tend to go for the blend in approach for that reason. I think actually seeing the DJ acting like an entertainer would have detracted from what I was there to do, dance and hear some of my favorite songs on an incredible sound system. If I could go back in time and visit the club now, I would be VERY interested in the DJ and would appreciate the mixing skills he or she possessed, but I know that is only because I'm a DJ -- or if I'm really honest with myself, an aspiring DJ.

    For those in Sacramento in the late 80's, the club was Confetti's across from Arden Fair.

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    [QUOTE=ampnation;1332892] I think actually seeing the DJ acting like an entertainer would have detracted from what I was there to do, dance and hear some of my favorite songs on an incredible sound system.

    As a DJ at a wedding I would never want to be the center of attention and take away from the Bride & Groom's special day.
    Of course I disagree with RockingDJ's statement "I want people to see me performing, dancing and entertaining"
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    I want people to see me performing, dancing and entertaining, not just some ones head or a chair sitter which I refuse to be when the music is on.

    I also feel a colorful lit-up façade draws too much attention to the DJ, it's not your day or party, it's theirs.

    RockingDJ, with your above two statements you contradict yourself you need to rethink; It's very comical !!!
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    It's not really about being center of attention. I just think that covering up your tables is weird. It is like a caricature artist covering up their booth until the pic is done. It is fun and exciting to see how he or she gets to the final product.

    I like people to see me in the mix, not a huge facade, colored or not!
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    The point is the façade is lit up all night from the start to end. It draws attention to the DJ not the B & G. Whereas the DJ entertainer comes alive in a tasteful manner when the party (dancing) starts and for the key announcements. It helps keep the party going. Now if the façade lights up and flashes at this time (during dancing, just like when the dance floor lighting goes on), then I say the facade is now entertaining and not distracting. Read that above a few times, it will sink in if you are a DJ doesn't just push play.

    Timing is the key! Both are good when implemented at the right time!
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    Rocking,
    Get your eyes checked out and you'll see the photo I posted in this thread. The facade is plain black no lights. I don't need to re-read you need to take a better look pal.
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