Saturday Night could not come fast enough for the adult children of two happy couples celebrating 50 years of marriage. Imagine trying to plan a double surprise anniversary party for your parents and your spouse’s parents on the same night! The good news is that all the siblings helped put the event together and kept the secret all along the way.
After dinner they each said a few words about their parents and most were tear-filled. Their parents were beaming from ear-to-ear and did not stop smiling till we were breaking down our gear at 10:30pm. After the announcements, we turned up the volume and Oldies Tunes from the 50’s and 60’s started the fun part of the night. They reminded me why I enjoy this music so much as a professional DJ. It is fun, playful and great to dance to for young and old. There were even some kids and teens on the floor grinning and moving to The Drifters, Dion & The Belmonts, The Four seasons and Bill Haley and The Comets.
My ride home from The Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, NJ was nice while reflecting on the party and the celebration of two marriages still going strong 50 years later. I know us professional DJs participate in so many events but I still get moved by special moments and celebrations.