Unusually for me I DJ’d a venue I have never worked at before. Just through the gates at Langton’s registry office in Hornchurch is Langton’s Hall built in 1929 and recently refurbished. This hall can cater for about 100 people and you have to supply your own wet bar, but these are easily available through the local papers or have a chat with your local public house and I’m sure they would be willing to help.
For the DJ it’s a bit of a pain as the entrance from the car park is in the opposite corner to where you have to set up so you have to walk your gear the length of the Hall and I should imagine this could be a little difficult with a room full of guests. Those asides once set up you are near the door that leads to Langton’s Gardens and they are quiet beautiful at this time of year.
Now to my least favourite device ever invented the sound limiter!
Due to the location of the hall, the music licence is until 11:30pm and the staff want you out within 3o minuets as there is a private residence quite literally a stone’s throw away, so the noise must be kept to a minimum hence the installation of the sound limiter.
To be fair, the levels the limiter have been set to are more than generous and doesn’t spoil the party, unless everyone is screaming and singing at the top of their lungs, the music will keep playing.
There is a set of warning lights set in the ceiling, and even though it tripped a couple of times during the evening, the red light was on for a good 10 seconds before the power went which is more than enough time to reduce the sound before the power trips out.
My congratulations to Pamela and Ian Paton a lovely couple it was a pleasure to DJ for them and their guests.