Monthly Recap July-Aug 2019

On July 13, 2019, Mallory and Caleb tied the knot and celebrated at the Edmonton Scottish Society. These two met with me after I DJ’ed their friends’ wedding the year earlier, and immediately upon meeting them I knew that they were good stuff. Instantly welcoming and genuine, M & C have an incredible circle of friends and family that radiate fun and a love for laughing.

I made a little video chronicling the party’s highlights, check it out below!

On July 19, I did the opening set for a SURPRISE Engagement Party for two lovely Edmontonians! Now, the engagement wasn’t a surprise- they just thought they were going to a small dinner at Bottega off Whyte with another couple to celebrate their recent wedding plans and when they walked in, over fifty of their closest family and friends were there to celebrate with them! So, so sweet. Jac and Suzy from GirlsClub DJs closed out the night with a KILLER set that kicked off what I’m sure will be a beautiful wedding lead-up for those two.

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Little music nerd-out here: on Saturday July 20th, I ACTUALLY took a Saturday off to see Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators! Anyone who knows me at all knows that Slash’s music is my all-time #1, so to see him perform in any form is always a blast. Solo, GNR, VR, Snakepit, I love it all, and Myles and the Boys are a great collab! I also had an opportunity to wear my 6” silver KISS space boots because well, general admission. We got a FIFTEEN MINUTE Wicked Stone solo, and everyone seemed in great spirits. Always such a blast.

On August 8th, I did a short Happy Hour set at Central Social Hall Downtown on behalf of GirlsClubDJs, right across the street from my first apartment when I was in Uni! I’d spent many a happy hour at Central, so to go back and check out their beautiful back patio was a real pleasure. This was the first night of Edmonton Folk Fest, so of course the weather was windy as heck and close to the set-closer, the wind picked up and we moved it all inside before someone got Mary Poppins’ed off the roof by a patio umbrella! Thanks so much to the fab staff at Central for making Happy Hour absolutely delightful for everyone while I got to spin some fun throwback remixes and funky jams.

And then on August 10th, I went out to Waskatenau to celebrate their Fair Days! I’ve DJ’ed a handful of weddings in this area, and if there is one thing you can be sure of, it’s that that crowd can line dance like no one’s business. Jubilee Drive from Fort Saskatchewan performed an originals and cover-heavy set that warmed the crowd up just right. From 8-11, we had a great wrap up to the weekend’s softball tournament and festivities, with the next day being reserved mostly for the kids. Everyone was out at this party, and it was so good to see familiar faces and a party ready-to-go. Thanks again to the Victoria Trail Ag Society for recruiting me to be a part of Waskatenau Fair Days 2019, and I hope to see you all again soon!

Danica Mc