Poll: does your school hire a band or DJ?
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Band
4 4%
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101 90%
other (please state)
7 6%
Voters: 112.
#1
I'm talking about the BIG dances, like prom, sady hawkins, homecoming, all the formal ones.

All the formal dances at my school are becoming a joke because the shcool hires DJs. As you can imagine, people grind and **** while the school tries to enforce "appropriate" dancing. People are starting to just not bother with it at all.

Call me old fashioned, but I'd much rather have an actual band play at dances. Even if they're crap. It just seems more natural to me to dance to live music rather than a bunch of hiphop tracks, where with every other song you hear someone groan, "OMG not this song.. Ughhh"

So my question for you is:
How are your school dances? would you conduct them differently if it were up to you? and would the popular opinion agree with your way?
#2
We always have a dj. I think it would be harder to dance to an actual band...especially if they don't play dance music...most of the time at concerts all people do is jump up and down, not really much of a dance.
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#3
school dances and formals are majorly bunk


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#4
that said, namesoverrated, that makes it alot easier for the school, they dont have to worry as much about "inappropriate dancing" the atmosphere would be better, and a band is usually cheaper than a Dj because a DJ charges you to hire his equipment while hes using it ive never seen a guitarist being payed rent for his amp lol
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#5
Well, I'm not in high school anymore, but they always hired a DJ. Well, a couple of times, they just had one of the assistant principals, who just happened to be a pretty good DJ.

I mean, DJs are more practical, since you don't have to listen to bad covers. Sure, most of the songs suck, but there's always a few good ones.
#7
I hate how the majority of this forum has a bad view on hip hop. Quit looking at the mainstream and dig a little deeper and you may find something good. It's just like any other music.


On topic: Yea, I don't mind a dj. A dj can play a ton of different types of music, a band plays what they know and that may not be much. I don't go to dances anyways. Big waste of my time when I could just be out getting laid in my own house to my own music.
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that said, namesoverrated, that makes it alot easier for the school, they dont have to worry as much about "inappropriate dancing" the atmosphere would be better, and a band is usually cheaper than a Dj because a DJ charges you to hire his equipment while hes using it ive never seen a guitarist being payed rent for his amp lol

I myself wouldn't mind a band, I don't really dance much anyway. Even though everyone bitches about how the dances suck because the school tries to crack down on inappropriate dancing, everyone likes the dances. Everyone would be pissed if we started to hire bands instead
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#9
My high school used a DJ*.

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#10
don't mind a dj.

would have preferred a band though.
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#12
My school doesn't have dances anymore because last year the freshmen got brutalized at the fall dance.
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#14
We sometimes had bands and sometimes we had DJ's. I had a chance to DJ at my school's winter ball. Semi Formal so it wasn't such a big deal and I had someone else DJ as well as I wasn't that good at it.
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#16
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I'm talking about the BIG dances, like prom, sady hawkins, homecoming, all the formal ones.

All the formal dances at my school are becoming a joke because the shcool hires DJs. As you can imagine, people grind and **** while the school tries to enforce "appropriate" dancing. People are starting to just not bother with it at all.

Call me old fashioned, but I'd much rather have an actual band play at dances. Even if they're crap. It just seems more natural to me to dance to live music rather than a bunch of hiphop tracks, where with every other song you hear someone groan, "OMG not this song.. Ughhh"

So my question for you is:
How are your school dances? would you conduct them differently if it were up to you? and would the popular opinion agree with your way?
Your school sux. Not because they hire DJs. Because they hire crappy DJs.

I've DJ'd a ton of school dances. I played a wider variety of music than any band could possibly play. Very little hiphop, but some. And old standards. And disco-era funk. And metal. And, yep, a country song or two. And some modern rock. And some classic rock. Slow ballads for up-close dancing. And top40 commercial shiz.

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#17
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I hate how the majority of this forum has a bad view on hip hop. Quit looking at the mainstream and dig a little deeper and you may find something good. It's just like any other music.


On topic: Yea, I don't mind a dj. A dj can play a ton of different types of music, a band plays what they know and that may not be much. I don't go to dances anyways. Big waste of my time when I could just be out getting laid in my own house to my own music.


This "dig a little deeper" hip hop is unknown to most high school kids, and most of them wouldn't even like it. Hence, only mainstream hip hop is played, hence people on here hating it.

On topic: I have my graduation/formal on the same night in a few weeks time. I assume they'll have a DJ. I won't be dancing though regardless so I don't really mind.
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#19
Both. Then again my school never organised any of that stuff, the student body did it independently.
The school used to do it but then stopped because things were getting out of hand and they didn't want parents holding them responsible because their daughter is a fool an drank too much. So we organised them ourselves, which was much better as we had no limits.
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#20
Our school had a DJ, mainly because everyone liked rap music and when they were all dressed in suits they thought they were 50 cent, i'm at uni now though and they have bands on alot of the events, mostly playing funk and soul but thats cool as its good to dance to, but then its followed by a DJ which is also alright as hes pretty good.
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#21
For our "dance" it was in a hotel function room, there was a meal, then a band, then a dj.

Food was horrible, alcohol was ridiculously overpriced (although knowing the barman helped a little), band were awful, and tbh, i dont really remember the DJ all that much

All in all, i enjoyed my school "dance"
#22
Sorry if my post made it seem like I was hating on hip-hop. I don't mind it at all, although it's not my usual type of music. It's just that they only play mainstream hip-hop at our dances and that's why you get so many people saying "Dude I'm so sick of this song" or whatever. And actually the highlights of our dances are the techno songs. But I just feel like you should be able to hire a band that can play some solid dance type music, or let the student bands play some stuff.
#24
When I was in high school we usually hired a DJ. However, for prom I convinced them to let me DJ, it was pretty fun.
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#26
We actually have a really cool DJ at our school, and I don't think I can see myself dancing to a band.
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#27
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Call me old fashioned, but I'd much rather have an actual band play at dances. Even if they're crap. It just seems more natural to me to dance to live music rather than a bunch of hiphop tracks, where with every other song you hear someone groan, "OMG not this song.. Ughhh"

I guarantee that if a band played, a lot more people would groan than they would at hiphop. Hiphop is more popular now, so why wouldn't they use it? Besides, I can't see myslef dancing to a band. You don't go to dances to listen to music, you go to dance.
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#28
We always had DJs. And some schexy dancing *dons sunglasses*.
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#29
Yes, but they're not really "DJ's" so much as people who stand there and switch CD's.

EDIT: I'd be all for a rave or something like that, but they're kind of lame; except for the obligatory grinding, there's not a whole lot else happening there.
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#30
We had a dj, was wicked, we just got drunk and raved inappropriately
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#31
If only dance music were easy to dance to... I would much rather have a slow song for slow dancing, so much easier.
#32
for prom we are allowd to choose if we have a DJ or a band at prom
but its most likely going to be a DJ
we had to write down some bands that we could get to play
so i put some local heavy metal bands...
some dude wrote The Fray (which i told him was never going to happen) and MC Frisky
#33
We just get a student to play music from his laptop at our dances.

It really sucks.
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I guarantee that if a band played, a lot more people would groan than they would at hiphop. Hiphop is more popular now, so why wouldn't they use it? Besides, I can't see myslef dancing to a band. You don't go to dances to listen to music, you go to dance.
If it were up to me I'd probably get a pop rock band, something like Marianas Trench or something. Works the same as hiphop, except none of the "dancing" hip hop brings, if any of you get what I'm saying.
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#34
For the Ceilidh our music teacher's band comes in, it's not actually that bad
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#35
I have not been to any dances at my high school. I suppose I can go this year due to Junior prom and ****, but otherwise... no.


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Im 100% sure they hire DJ's though.
Hell, they hire a DJ for field day... **** knows what we need it for.
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#36
there's a kid at our school who is a dj so he does all our dances. he's really good.
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#37
Our school just uses some generic cheap dj, plays all the typical stuff. I like dancing though, and don't really mind the music. I couldn't really see anyone I know dancing to a real band unless they had some intense electronic kick-snare beats anyway.
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#38
Both usually. The dj's always suck but Ill dance to nearly anything when Im hammered and theres women about. Id prefer a dj to be honest. Nobody dances to a band.
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#39
DJ, unfortunately.

It'd be awesome if people started hiring bands again for their dances. Maybe I would go to one
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