Take Me Home Tonight!

About thirty minutes before the end of the wedding reception, I had to make an announcement regarding the centerpiece giveaway. As the song faded out, I clicked on the microphone, getting ready to speak. But before I could even utter a word into the mic, a woman starting singing “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money at the top of her lungs!

It was the craziest thing. Where did she get her motivation from? A fond memory? Five shots of tequila? Whatever it was, it caught on like wildfire. All of a sudden, the entire room was singing the words to the song! In this situation, most DJ’s probably would have just stood there, or proceeded into the announcement about the centerpieces, as planned. This is just one of the many differences between an average DJ and a Master DJ: improvisation.

I knew I only had a few seconds to react to their madness or the moment would be lost. I quickly found that Eddie Money song in my library and had it playing in fifteen seconds (that’s the beauty of being all digital). EVERYONE WENT NUTS!! Just about every guest at the reception rushed the dance floor and danced and sang like they were at a concert! It was an awesome moment that took the energy level of the evening to an all-time high.

The Bride and Groom, Stephanie and Gary, rocked out with 225 of their closest friends and family at the Saratoga Country Club. To say it was an incredible reception would be an understatement. They are my favorite type of clients because of two big reasons: 1) They wanted to dance. 2) They wanted to party.


  1. It looks like they did party and they did dance! I love that you added pictures to your post, it shows us that the people at the party were really enjoying the music. You must be a great DJ. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much Jessica! I love watching them dance! It's a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Congratulations, Rich. This blog looks wonderful! And those are two great photos — you certainly know how to keep people in a partying mood.

    • Rich Amooi says:

      Thanks Robbie! Watching my clients party and dance is what makes my job so fun. I’m sure you know what I am talking about since you’ve been an entertainer for so many years!

      • Right you are! Within reason, of course, we’re doing whatever we can to help people enjoy their celebrations. Gotta be up there among the best ways to make a living!