Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wedding Gig Log - Amanda and Brad - Down Town Club, Philadelphia

On Friday, July 29th 2011, Ambient DJ had the pleasure of performing at Amanda and Brad's wedding reception at the historic Down Town Club (founded in 1897) in Philadelphia.  This client was a referral from Dan Wions at Live Music Consulting.

The Down Town Club is located directly across the street from Independence Hall.  This Georgian Revival-style building is on the National Register as a historic landmark, and also houses a sculpture of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph A. Bailly in the main lobby entrance.  For 98 years, The Down Town Club located on the 11th floor, was an exclusive private luncheon and social club for some of Philadelphia's most prominent families.

Upon arrival, I received VIP treatment from Jerome, who helped me load my gear up a freight elevator with a silky smooth ride.  The Down Town Club is an upscale oasis exuding class and sophistication.  The Grand Ballroom, where the reception party took place, featured high ceilings, wood paneled walls and was selectively lit by chandeliers and uplighting fixtures in natural tones.  We were asked NOT to bring any additional lighting.  

Musically, the party was structured into two sections.  Through dessert, the music featured primarily classical music played at moderate volumes. Afterwards, the mix switched into danceable fare, including current dance music.  Amanda and Brad shared their first dance to Van Morrison's "Someone Like You."  A combined parent dance was shared to Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World."  

With numerous dance aficionados in the mix, the evening went well, right up to the grand finale of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" (see video below).  Congratulations to Amanda and Brad, and thank you for retaining Ambient DJ Service for your special day!

The Down Town Club is found on the upper levels of this building at the corner of 6th and Chestnut
Classy table settings with chocolate Liberty Bell favors
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Rivenburgh!
Benjamin Franklin greets guests in building lobby
Ambient DJ setup, including table orchid

Key Tracks:
Chank - John Scofield (Grand Entrance)
Someone Like You - Van Morrison (First Dance)
Il Postino - John Williams (Dinner Music)
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong (Combined Parent Dance)
Gonna Fly Now - Bille Conte and the Rocky Orchestra (Garter Toss, Philly Theme)
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John (Philadelphia theme!)
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry (open dancing)
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations (open dancing)
The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco (hip hop)
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO (grand finale)

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