A Night to Remember: DJing at Subside After Alice in Chains UK

A Night to Remember: DJing at Subside After Alice in Chains UK

Last night at Subside was fun! I had the pleasure of DJing at Subside after the incredible Alice in Chains tribute act, “Alice in Chains UK.” These guys were phenomenal and really set the stage for an epic night. They rocked the house and the energy they left behind fueled an unforgettable evening.

I started later than usual due to the tribute act. As the night kicked off, the dance floor quickly filled up, and I could feel the buzz in the air. One of the highlights of my night DJing at Subside was seeing my girlfriend, Kate, out there dancing her heart out. She was having a blast, especially when her friends arrived. Watching her and her friends light up the dance floor was truly a joy.

However, the night wasn’t without its challenges. There were so many song requests coming my way – too many if I’m being honest. Don’t get me wrong, I love fulfilling requests and seeing the joy on people’s faces when they hear their favourite tracks. But last night was a bit overwhelming. There were constant distractions, with people trying to pull me in all sorts of musical directions. Some folks were very demanding, making multiple requests throughout the night.

Conceptual image of a dj playing music to a club dancefloor

I want to take a moment to remind everyone that a DJ is not a jukebox. A request is exactly that – a request, not a requirement. It might get refused. Sometimes, it might not fit the vibe, or I might not know the track. And coming up and simply barking a song at me is unlikely to yield fruitful results; manners go a long way. Being demanding will greatly lower your chances. Also, for every song I played last night, I had about 3 requests come in! Bear in mind that with so many people making so many requests, it becomes physically impossible to play them all in the time, so please consider how much you really want each of those requests.

On a brighter note, a lovely surprise was seeing my old friend Louise. She used to be a regular at Subside, but I hadn’t seen her in years. Unfortunately, I didn’t get much of a chance to catch up with her amidst the chaos but that was nice.

The playlist for the night was a wild ride, featuring everything from Alice in Chains to Pendulum, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Slipknot, and My Chemical Romance to Paramore. Each track kept the crowd moving and grooving, and despite the whirlwind of requests, we managed to keep the energy high and the dance floor packed.

In the end, DJing at Subside was an incredibly fun experience. The challenges only made the good moments shine brighter. Seeing everyone enjoying themselves, from Kate and her friends to the unexpected reunion with Louise, made all the effort worthwhile. So, next time you’re out and about, remember to enjoy the music, make a request if you’d like, but also appreciate the art of DJing. We know what we’re doing. It’s a balancing act of reading the crowd, mixing the right tracks, and keeping the party alive. Until next time, keep dancing and rocking on!

Here’s the setlist of the night:

  • Them Bones – Alice in Chains
  • Let The Bad Times Roll – The Offspring
  • Landmines – Sum 41
  • Best Break Up Ever – TILLY KINGSTON
  • King – Lilith Czar
  • Godsmack – Alice in Chains
  • Territorial Pissings – Nirvana
  • Play the Blues – Danko Jones
  • Supercharged – Ayron Jones
  • Let’s Get The Party Started (feat. Bring Me The Horizon) [Explicit] – Tom Morello featuring Bring Me The Horizon
  • Full Nelson – Limp Bizkit
  • I Got You – (hed) p.e.
  • MILF – Scene Queen
  • I’m Southern – The Cadillac Three
  • White Trash Millionaire – Black Stone Cherry
  • Metalingus – Alter Bridge
  • Blow – Eva Under Fire feat. Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills
  • L’Enfant Sauvage – Gojira
  • For Whom The Bell Tolls – Metallica
  • I Don’t Wanna Stop – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Ace of Spades – Motorhead
  • Land of Confusion – Disturbed
  • Right Back At It Again – A Day To Remember
  • My Own Worst Enemy – Lit
  • Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team) – Taking Back Sunday
  • Longview – Green Day
  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters
  • Ruby Soho – Rancid
  • Annabelle – Creeper
  • Zero – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Numb – Linkin Park
  • The American Nightmare [Explicit] – Ice Nine Kills
  • Duality – Slipknot
  • In Waves – Trivium
  • Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle) – Limp Bizkit
  • Hurt – (Hed)P.E.
  • B.B.K. – Korn
  • Sad Statue – System Of A Down
  • T-Shirt Song – Don Broco
  • Vitamin – Incubus
  • Downfall – One Morning Left
  • Cemetery Drive – My Chemical Romance
  • Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off – Panic! At The Disco
  • Teenage Dirtbag (Explicit) – Wheatus
  • Last Caress – Misfits
  • Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Self Esteem – The Offspring
  • A Certain Romance – Arctic Monkeys
  • Monster – The Automatic
  • She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
  • Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Say Fuck It – Buckcherry
  • Everything About You – Ugly Kid Joe
  • Crabulon – Evil Scarecrow
  • Wings Of Feather And Wax – Killer Be Killed
  • Du Hast – Rammstein
  • What I’ve Done – Linkin Park
  • Throne – Bring Me the Horizon
  • Like A Villain – Bad Omens
  • Lionheart – Bury Tomorrow
  • Chop Suey – System Of A Down
  • Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
  • Dad Vibes – Limp Bizkit
  • Sick – Twelve Foot Ninja
  • Between Angels and Insects – Papa Roach
  • King For A Day – Pierce The Veil
  • Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Streetcar – Funeral For A Friend
  • When You’re Gone [feat. Melanie C] – Bryan Adams
  • All My Life – Foo Fighters
  • No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age
  • The Mob Goes Wild – Clutch
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Black Betty – Soil
  • Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover) – Halestorm
  • In Too Deep – Sum 41
  • Bite Me [Explicit] – Avril Lavigne
  • Deal With It – Ashnikko feat. Kelis
  • Dear Goth – Cassyette
  • Break Stuff – Limp Bizkit
  • Closer – Nine Inch Nails
  • Everytime We Touch – Electric Callboy
  • Toxic – A Static Lullaby
  • Sorry You’re Not A Winner – Enter Shikari
  • Famous Last Words – My Chemical Romance
  • What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182
  • Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
  • Ain’t It Fun – Paramore
  • Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
  • Edge of Seventeen (2016 Remaster) – Stevie Nicks
  • Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
  • Beggin’ – Måneskin
  • Man In The Box – Alice in Chains
  • Drown (New) – Bring Me the Horizon
  • Just Pretend – Bad Omens
  • Doomsday – Architects
  • Are You Tired? – Scene Queen
  • Faith – Limp Bizkit
  • Believe – Cher
  • Ironic – Alanis Morissette
  • My Favourite Game – The Cardigans
  • I’m On A Boat – The Lonely Island
  • Tribute Medley – Freejak Remix – Daft Punk
  • Bad Romance (Skrillex Remix) – Skrillex

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