Wayne's '80s Roadshow

An original 1980s disco lightshow from the decade of decadance!

Call:  01353 771303
Email: wayne@imagineentertainment.co.uk

Retro Party DJ at Witchford Village Hall

When the enquiry came through for a belated 30th birthday party crossed with a reunion party featuring the 80s Roadshow, I couldn’t possibly refuse.

I say belated 30th birthday because….well, it’s three years late. But that’s no reason not to throw a party!

Andrew contacted me particularly for the 80s Roadshow. The coloured light-screens of yesteryear appealed and fitted in with the party theme of “Retro Botanical”. The playlist was also going to be mainly from the 80s to the current day….what’s not to like?

The party was held at my local village hall which I have the pleasure of working in several times a year.

This party though threw me a curved ball…

Andrews "Retro Botanical" themed party with the 80s Roadshow

Midway through the evening, the electric supply to the stage blew leaving me in complete darkness and silence from a disco perspective. Very embarrassing and nothing I could do other than work with the venue to find the breaker which had apparently tripped. During this time the guests understood what had happened and started a sing-a-long to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.

In the event, it was quicker to fetch a very long extension reel from the van and plug into an unaffected socket at the other end of the hall so that the party could continue as quickly as possible. Not ideal in my book, I don’t like having long trailing leads running across a venue but it was all tucked away safely and out of harm’s way.

My first song as the equipment came back to life? Yup, Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

It was never going to be the fullest of dance floors for this party with just 40 guests in a hall with a capacity for 120, but many of the guests did thankfully get up and throw shapes on the floor during the evening.

Midnight came around far too quickly and I received a round of applause as the last song of the night faded out….I must have done something right 🙂

Andrews "Retro Botanical" themed party with the 80s Roadshow

The Playlist

The majority of the playlist for the party was provided by Andrew, with just a few selected by guests and a couple of my own selections

  • The Wanted – Glad You Came
  • The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  • Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
  • Ke$ha & Pitbull – Timber
  • Atomic Kitten – I Want Your Love
  • Madonna – Hung Up Radio Version
  • Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much
  • Kylie Minogue – Wow
  • Daft Punk – One More Time
  • Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  • One Direction – Best Song Ever
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
  • Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor – Murder On The Dance Floor
  • The Human League – Don`t you Want Me
  • Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • Busted – Year 3000
  • Billie Piper – Because We Want To
  • Wham – Club tropicana
  • Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
  • S Club 7 – Don’t Stop Movin
  • Chesney Hawkes – The One And Only
  • George Ezra – Shotgun
  • Daft Punk – Get Lucky
  • Alphabeat – Boyfriend
  • Dodgy – Good Enough
  • Spice Girls – Wannabe
  • B’Witched – C’est la vie
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Steps – Tragedy
  • John Travolta; Olivia Newton-John – Grease Megamix
  • Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
  • Abba – Dancing Queen
  • Making Your Mind Up – Bucks Fizz
  • Earth Wind and Fire – Boogie Wonderland
  • Earth Wind and Fire – September
  • Wham – Wake me up before you go go
  • Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  • A-Ha – Take On Me
  • Tiffany – I Think Were Alone Now
  • The Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Cher – Believe
  • Diana Ross – Chain Reaction
  • Steps – Stomp
  • Queen – Don’t Stop me Now
  • Queen – We Will Rock You
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of ´69
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On a Prayer
  • Five – Keep On Movin’
  • Uniting Nations – Out Of Touch
  • Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret
  • Eric Prydz – Call On Me
  • Basement Jaxx – Bingo Bango
  • The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme
  • Will Smith – Gettin Jiggy With It
  • The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  • Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
  • The Killers – Mr Brightside
  • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Scouting For Girls – She’s So Lovely
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Take That – Shine
  • Taylor Swift – Me!
  • Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  • Hoosiers – Goodbye Mr A
  • Busted – Thunderbirds Are Go
  • Busted – What I Go To School For
  • Girls Aloud vs Sugarbabes – Walk This Way
  • The Ting Tings – Shut Up & Let Me Go
  • The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • McFly – I’ll Be Ok
  • Basement Jaxx – Red Alert
  • Duran Duran – Electric Barbarella
  • David Guetta – When Love Takes Over
  • La Roux – Bulletproof
  • Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
  • George Michael – Flawless
  • Flawless (go to the city)
  • Jennifer Lopez – Waiting For Tonight
  • Oasis – Wonderwall
  • Spice Girls – Goodbye

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