Back To The Future

Chris's 40th birthday bash using the Retro Roadshow with Cambrdigeshiredisco.comWOW! What a party!!!

If a certain Danish brewer made this type of party, it’d probably be the best in the world!

So….Saturday’s shenanigans….

This one had been booked for a while. Chris was turning the big Four-Oh (oh…memories….), and his wife Naomi was laying on a party. 

And then one day, I got an email to tell me that the party was going to be 80s themed. 80s fancy dress, 80s food and 80s music….what’s not to like?

So, being the thoughtful DJ that I am….I offered to use the Retro Roadshow setup instead of the modern day LED lighting….well it’s what a disco looked like in the 1980’s so why not? 

Naomi bit my hand off!

I’ll mention right now that the Retro Roadshow isn’t the ideal rig to setup and use from a DJs perspective. It’s heavy (which is why it NEVER does upstairs functions!), it’s big, it takes a while to set up properly….but it looks AWESOME in the right environment!

This party was certainly no exception and the fancy dress efforts were amazing!

The music? Well apart from a couple of special requests which dated from the 1990’s (close enough to the ’80s), it was ALL ’80s music….and absolute dream for the DJ of a certain age 😉

Several dance-offs, lots of falling down water and a lot of dancing later, it’s time to go home (the venue unfortunately has an 11:30pm curfew). I could have gone for hours on this one!

So, some pictures….

And the playlist?

Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Adam And The Ants – Stand And Deliver
Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
Wham – Wake me up before you go go
a-ha – Take On Me
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian
The Human League – Don`t you Want Me
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Madonna – Like a virgin
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Wham – Club tropicana
WHAM! – Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)
Sabrina – Boys (summertime love)
Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday – Album Version
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
Tiffany – I Think Were Alone Now
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Kylie Minogue – I Should be so Lucky
Erasure – A Little Respect
Pet Shop Boys – Heart
Black Box – Ride On Time (original version)
Yazz – The only way is up
Mel & Kim – Respectable
Wham! – Bad Boys
Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Kenny loggins – Footloose
MC Hammer – U can’t touch this
The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Run DMC – It’s like that
Salt-n-Pepa – Push It
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Technotronic – This Beat Is Technotronic-Get up! (Before the Night Is over)
Deeelight – Groove is in the heart
B Witched – C’est la vie
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Bryan Adams – Summer of ´69
Bon Jovi – Livin On a Prayer
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
Divinyls – I Touch Myself
PRINCE – RaspberryBeret
R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People
Madness – Baggy trousers
Madness – One Step Beyond
The Jam – A Town Called Malice
Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love
Kylie Minogue – The Loco-Motion
Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
Phil Collins & Philip Bailey – Easy Lover
The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life

 

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