Posts by Matt Saltzer

Packed dance floor at Messiah College

   I recently had the opportunity to provide my interactive digital dance floor for an evening of fun at Messiah College in south central PA.  They had three student DJs competing for the crowd’s favor while the built in lighting and sound systems created atmosphere.  The added light up dance floor was a hit, drawing…

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How to select a wedding DJ at a bridal show

Bridal show season is upon us.  Many Sundays January thru the end of March offer multiple locations for engaged couples to peruse various vendors to get ideas and potentially get great deals.  Some shows even offer a chance to win grand prizes like honeymoons, catering services, diamond necklaces and more.  I’ve found that some people…

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Plan your party in space that’s the right size

Last weekend I provided the entertainment to help celebrate a 50th birthday party.  An event planner hired me, planned out all of the décor items, ordered the cup cakes and invitations.  He took care of sending out, receiving and noting who was coming and any regrets.  The birthday girl booked the hotel banquet room and…

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iPod/Computer vs. Hiring a DJ

I have received calls from a few people considering renting sound equipment so that they can play music from an iPod or computer at their event. Some of them mention how expensive it is to hire a DJ so I thought it might be helpful to list the differences between doing it yourself (DIY) and…

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Planning an outdoor event requires some extra preparations

Over the past 25+ years, I’ve been involved with both indoor and outdoor events.  The outdoor events have proven to require just a bit more planning because there are some extra aspects that must be contemplated. The weather can be nice or nasty.  Think about what affect rain, fog, moving water (runoff), soggy ground, cold,…

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Top 5 Reasons you should add a photo slide show to your event

This topic is part of the planning process which I take couples through while planning out their wedding reception experience but this applies to parties and corporate events as well.    Annual, milestone and once-in-a-lifetime events can all benefit from a photo montage during the experience.  Here’s the top five reasons why: 1) Not everyone…

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Fun Party Music

I entertained at a smaller party over the weekend, celebrating a 40th birthday.  The client and guests really liked 80’s and disco.  At a typical DJ event, I don’t get to play as many great songs from those eras as I did at this one and thus I thought I would share some of the…

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Wedding music: How to choose entertainment

Will you choose a wedding day music provider because: They are cheap They are a friend of a friend They are good-looking Their nutritional value Whether you’re interested in a DJ or live band, selecting the right music provider for your wedding day is a critical decision that will have a huge impact on your…

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