Moulin Rouge Anyone?
When I heard that Direct Travel was holding their convention’s after party at Whisky Saigon, I was totally pumped. Having worked there before and having had my promotional photo shoot there as well, I couldn’t wait to go back. There’s no better feeling for me than being in cozy confines of a professional DJ booth. All the wires, monitors, and wear and tear of past DJs is comforting to me. Then when I heard the theme of the event was Moulin Rouge, it made perfect sense. The rich, deep, dark interior with its pops of crimson make Whisky Saigon the perfect place for such a theme. I also took it as an excuse to find something a little more outlandish in my wardrobe! The guests were treated to surprise dances from Can-Can dancers provided by Ten31 Productions. They provided me with their music selections ahead of time and we did a run through before anyone else arrived. We’ve worked with Joe and Alicia at Ten31 for many years and they are a top notch service provider for Boston corporate events. We also booked solo vocalist Tori Boyd to sing Lady Marmalade, the version made popular by the Moulin Rouge film. I played a specially edited track and she belted out every note, high and low, to the roar of cheering guests. We were able get some amazing photographs from the extremely talented Allison Evans, who was onsite snapping pics all night!
Being a corporate event DJ is fun because I get to meet people from all over the country and sometimes from around the world. Boston is a popular destination for corporate outings because of its rich American history, its wealth of large hotels and convention centers, and it’s walkability. The next time Direct Travel comes back, I’ll be ready! Can we do Gatsby next?