Drunk, Crazy, Request Guy On the DJ Gig and How Tips Really Work
He’s unavoidable. Sometimes “he” is a “she”. This is the person that requests a song from the DJ and if they don’t hear it right away they get upset. Sometimes these people are mental and feel directly “dissed” if you don’t play their song. Let me share a story with you.
Have I ever been tipped $100 on a DJ gig? Yes, several times and sometimes even more. I socialize with people of many different walks of life and several different economic situations. People that have money act differently from people that do not have money. Sure, there is the ghetto-acting nouveau riche, but generally behavior patterns are the same; people that have money don’t threaten to have it…they flaunt it and flash it.
Had our smelly little friend truly had a desire to entice and control the DJ with a one hundred dollar bill, the night would have played out as follows. He would have walked up to me, slid a folded bill into my hand discreetly, passive aggressively demanded that I play his request, smiled and walked away. Every blue moon there is the obnoxious older guy that wants to impress his suspiciously young girlfriend by saying something like, “Take this crap off now and play (fill in blank) because my girlfriend wants to hear it” before he tosses a $100 bill on my DJ mixer. Whatever the case, nobody threatens to tip…they just tip.