I’ve known Gary, the owner of 74 events, longer than any other vendor I work with regularly. We talked about it and we were having difficulty remembering exactly when the first time we worked together was, but we know it has been AT LEAST 10 years.
When we met, I do remember bonding over an obscure music reference while we were preparing for some toasts at the wedding reception. We’ve both come a long way since then, and seen a lot…including an impromptu rendition of the musical Cats at one wedding we were working together…
With the sheer volume of weddings and events 74 Events handles (easily over 400 a year with around 20 DJs) each year, Gary no longer DJs at this point. Now, he devotes himself full time to running the business and making sure everything is perfect for all of his clients.
What did you do before working weddings?
That’s a pretty varied list! How did you get started doing weddings?
So what was your favorite part about the wedding day when you were DJing?
When you know everyone is having a great time.
There’s a fair amount of nervousness going in. I’d get sweaty palms before the announcements. There’s so much on the line emotionally.
And then when you see everyone having a blast on the dance floor. Nothing beats it to this day.
The only other way you get that validation is when the last song is over, and the couple is coming over and hugging you and telling you how great the party was!
And how about now that you’re just involved with the business side of things?
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to couples getting married, even if they ?
What do you feel you bring to your clients that no one else does?
What would your dream job be if you couldn’t do weddings?
To anyone who knows you, that makes perfect sense. I kind of imagine a High Fidelity/Top 5 Records thing going on…