Thursday, August 17th, 2017 06:42 pm
On Saturday 12th, I loaded the car and set course for Leeds, as I'd volunteered to do a DJ set for BiCon 2017. Arrival, loadout, help set up the venue, shower, change, back down in time for the ball (with thanks for Fred for feeding me, as I'd missed a step in my plans!), enjoy sets by Katy and Lucy of DJ Frabjous, and then onto the decks. The venue was, to say the least, quite warm. OK, it was baking up there on the stage, and I was dripping by about half an hour into my set. Although that may also have had something to do with the stage being large enough to dance properly behind the decks.

The ball's theme was 'A Beach Ball', resulting in some varied decorations (and some remote-controlled helium fish), and some inspired costumes (which included the first time I'd seen a beach hut waltz to 'The Impossible Dream').

With the planned end of my set coming up, the organiser re-arranged the schedule so I could keep going for another half hour. And then the bar staff announced that they'd be open for longer than we'd thought they would be, and I could add another half hour (which explains the slight false stop and the sudden grab for any CD to keep things going).

So, what did I play for two, no, two-and-a-half, no, three hours? (Some of the tracks were drawn from, or in other cases, vaguely influenced by, the extensive crowd-sourced Spotify request list that attendees had added to in advance - although quite a few of those might have got played anyway. Others were entirely my fault.)


Jo Li - Everything Is Awesome
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl [rock mix]
Halestorm - Get Lucky
Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone [R]
Heartsrevolution - Dance 'til Dawn [Dex Pistols remix deux]
Girls Aloud - Love Machine [R]
Transvision Vamp - Baby I Don't Care
Garbage - Queer
Jace Everett - Bad Things [R]
Wax Audio - Sad But Superstitious
A plus D - Standing In The Way Of Connection
Breeders - Cannonball
Less Than Jake - I Think I Love You
[spunge] - 500 Miles
Joan Jett feat. Paul Westerberg - Let's Do It
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation [Junkie XL mix]
Puretone - Addicted To Bass [Apollo 440 mix]
Duran Duran - Wild Boys [R]
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now [R]
R.E.M. - It's The End Of The World As We Know It ... [R]
Nena - 99 Red Balloons [R]
Fluke - Atom Bomb [Wipeout XL mix]
Jonathan Coulton & GladOS - Still Alive
Pearl Jam - Alive
Linkin Park - In The End
Frank Turner - I Still Believe
The Levellers - Riverflow
Ferocious Dog - Hell Hounds
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right [R]
Sultans Of Ping F.C. - Where's Me Jumper?
Chumbawamba - Tubthumper [R]
Pulp - Common People [R]
Blur - Girls And Boys [R]
The Memepunks - Magic Safety Dance
Starship - We Built This City
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp [R]
Carter USM - The Impossible Dream

Frank Wilson - Do I Love You?
Petula Clark - Downtown
Fatboy Slim - Rockafeller Skank [R]
Pop Will Eat Itself - Can You Dig It?
Kleptones - Voodoo Sabotage
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam [radio edit]
S'Express - Theme From S'Express
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn't've
Oysterband - Put Out The Lights


And thank you to the dancefloor, for trusting their DJ, and keeping going to tracks they'd probably not encountered before, like Heartsrevolution or Ferocious Dog.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the set - as I said at the time, totally up to your usual high standards. :) I thought I was done in from dancing before we got the extra half hour ... but Fatboy Slim got me back on the floor and then pogoing to the Buzzcocks finished me off. Awesome!
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Aha, that's why they were dressed as a beach hut on my FB feed earlier! I did wonder.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 08:35 pm (UTC)
that sounds like a lot of fun!