Lions Gate Chapel Dance Party: Memoirs of the Tri-Cities Best DJ’s Episode #1

The wedding last weekend was an interesting one! The couple had very eclectic taste in music, which made it super fun to dig into some tracks that we don’t often get to play. The event was at the beautiful Lions Gate Chapel in Kennewick, we just love djing there! It’s a beautiful space and the owners (Vicci and Ryan) are super cool. Veronica and I were able to trade off on the DJing throughout the night and we had a great time playing indie, country and modern pop.

After thinking back to the event, I’ve had an interesting revelation about the role of the bride and groom in the mood of the party: when the bride and groom are dancing and having fun, the rest of the attendees are more likely to get up and dance.

The kids that were in attendance this weekend were having a great time dancing, but for some reason, there’s nothing we could do to get the adults out of their chairs… That is… until the bride and groom started dancing. 

This is a video of the kids dancing before the bride and groom hit the floor later in the night:

I often forget that everyone is looking to the bride and groom for the cue on how to act. Many couples come to us and say:

“We want our guests to dance and have a great time”

I often forget to mention one thing… If you want people to dance at your event, you’re going to have to lead the charge! 

I imagine this phenomenon stems from guests wanting permission/approval to dance and have a good time. No adults in the room are wanting to look like fools, so they will wait until the bride and groom have shown it’s OK to let loose a little.

Discussion Question:

When you attend an event, are you more likely to start the dancing, or wait until someone else starts dancing?

 

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