The White House Event Center is located in Anaheim, California. Do not let the busy streets of Highway 39 deter you from this beautiful venue. Located at the far end of various store fronts, the White House has a room with classic decor and another room with a club atmosphere, separated by a patio area.
For this event, Santa Ana College’s International Student Program held their Annual Spring Ball. For many of the students, it was their first time dressing up and attending a formal dance (as many students come from areas where Proms and formal dances do not exist). It was a lovely evening with dining and dancing to a variety of music.
Services provided: uplighting (interior and exterior), dance lighting, fog effect, gobo, sound and music
Preparing as the sun sets
Front of the white house
Uplighting, dance lighting, fog effect and an energetic crowd changes the feel of the room
Beautiful bouquet center piece; DJ setup in background
DJing for the crowd
Patio columns with uplighting; color was much more defined as the evening grew darker
Santa Ana College logo used in a gobo for easy location of the entrance
Located in Fountain Valley, the Mile Square Banquet Room is actually located at the golf course. Uplighting gives a room a different feel. Amber around the room and one pink uplight to highlight the Candy Table. (As I was cleaning up, I overheard a little boy say, “I got a tummy ache and kinda feel like throwing up.” I think he found the Candy Table.)
Close to the end of the evening, switched the amber uplights to sound-active mode to change with the music and create a festive mood.
Colleen’s loving family surprised her with a casino themed birthday party. Portofino Inn has a lovely view of the ocean. To keep with the mood, background music included Sinatra, Presley and other crooners, along with classic rock and 80′s music. After all the gambling was done, the dance floor came alive.
Noon Year’s Eve at Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana! Family friendly atmosphere with activities for the kids and sparkling cider for the noontime countdown and toast. Assisted by DJ Heartless during the long day.
Intimate reception on a busy night. The hotel had two other events with thousands of people. The room (Orange County Ballroom) was the furthest from the entrance. Luckily everyone was able to find the right room. Cute theme: Hello Kitty, Asian dolls, snowflakes on the side walls.
Contemporary and traditional Cambodian reception. The groomsmen wore traditional Cambodian attire and the bridesmaids wore contemporary dresses. Traditional Cambodian wedding blessing dance, for which music was provided to me ahead of time. The evening included top-40, hip-hop and Cambodian music.
Services: Audio, music, microphones, dance lighting (drapery, uplighting, pinspotting and gobo lighting provided by a single vendor, not myself)
If the ballroom didn’t have to be cleared, the crowd would have danced until dawn. Fun night.
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Nice wedding venue. Multiple ballrooms, so make sure you let your guests know the specific name of the ballroom. I was at the reception to play music and provide audio equipment. Also helped with the videographer with the slideshow. The meal was an eight-course meal; music helps pass the time, so do varied slideshows. The event also had their own MC, so I focused on the music throughout the night.
Services: Audio, music, microphones, dance lighting (uplighting and pinspotting was provided by a different vendor)
The music was varied throughout the night, transitioning from conservative, light music to hard, dance and techno music. Here is a rough outline of how the music went for the evening:
60′s & 70′s
80′s & soft rock
Current pop (Dancing began with Gangnam Style)
Old School Hip Hop
I played to the crowd and to whoever was on the dance floor. And everyone had a good time, including myself.
While DJing on Halloween, someone got my information and asked me to DJ for their daughter’s one-year birthday party. The entire family enjoys music and dancing, so I don’t see why it would not be passed on to their daughter.