One thing that will make or break a wedding reception?
Okay, two things.
Music and food.
If they’re both bad it makes things a little tense.
At the rehearsal dinner on Friday night a about half a dozen people got food poisoning. So we were thrilled to get to the wedding reception to realize that it was the same catering company as the night before. This point was passed around after we started eating, but you could tell even before you took a bite that your pores would be seeping out butter for the next few days, and the mystery sauce would be coming up later. So we stuck to bread and veg, and soldiered on focusing our attention on gearing up to dance.
Note: If I ever hear Jack Johnson again, it will be too soon.
I could count on one hand the good dance like songs this ‘DJ’ played. Mostly it was all horribly slow country tunes (and no one was slow dancing); a very sad scene. Yet out of the 11 tables, our table danced all the fast ones, even the bad ones in hopes that the other guests would join in, and they did for the most part. At one point the mother of the groom gave us a piece of paper and told us to fill out requests so we could keep dancing in order to rally the crowd.
I’m lucky the Boy is a good dancer, and out dances me most of the time. Between the Boy and the Boy’s flatmate they kept us going.
The song that will get you up and dancing at a party, no matter what?