Sunday, June 26th, 2016 06:08 pm
Last week, at reasonably short notice, I ended up DJing for the Midsummer Masquerade at the Royal Victoria Hotel (Holiday Inn) in Sheffield, to entertain the guests after a three course meal accompanied by performances of burlesque (Pansy Cheung and Nenedhel Absynthium), dance (Hype Dance), and sideshow (Preacher Muad'dib), followed by a performance by The Memepunks.

Music before and in between the acts was mostly chosen from Ed Alleyne-Johnson's violin pieces. Once The Memepunks had got everyone on their feet, I followed on for the rest of the night with the requested mix of eighties tunes ...

Echo and the Bunnymen - People Are Strange
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
Eurythmics - People Are Strange
The Human League - Don't You Want Me
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion
The Mission - Tower Of Strength
Starship - We Built This City
Madness - Baggy Trousers
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Ray Parker Jnr - Ghostbusters
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Guns'n'Roses - Paradise City
Alice Cooper - Poison
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Skid Row - 18 And Life
Giorgio Moroder and Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams (PROMOTER REQUEST)
New Model Army - Vagabonds (PROMOTER REQUEST)
Bugsy Malone Cast - You Give A Little Love (PROMOTER REQUEST)
John Tams - Over The Hills And Far Away (PROMOTER REQUEST)