10 Dead Giveaways You've Hired a Dud DJ


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He Uses Shoddy Equipment
In our unprofessional judgment, this equipment looks a little, uh, vintage.
In our unprofessional judgment, this equipment looks a little, uh, vintage.
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Maybe the worst-case DJ scenario is that he shows up on your big day with a laptop and a few beat-up old speakers, but you'd be surprised by how often this happens. DJs don't need a license, so any dude with a computer and a dream can call himself a disc jockey.

However, a real DJ should have no problem showing you his setup, which should include two full sound systems (one for use and one for back up), a wireless microphone and extra lighting -- just in case you need it.