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Customized Layouts

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on March 13, 2020 at 3:20 PM

These customized layouts are great. Clients start out with a package, and can develop a unique concept with their own ideas.  I do this all the time especially with schools, and companies that want a different look each year.  Some companies need a lighting guy, an MC, a DJ, and two assistants to do something like this.  Guess who pays for that inefficiency?

High School Party Time!!

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on February 7, 2020 at 2:20 AM

These students rocked the house last weekend!  The system was bumpin', and lights were waaaaaay cool.  This party was in conjunction with three high schools.  I was able to to catch a photo at just the right time when the lush colors were displayed by the moving heads.  I've done this event for this group for the past 6 years now.


Customized monograms for your enjoyment

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on September 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM

We've been doing customized monograms for about 12 years now, and I still can't get over how cool they look.  There's just something so satisfying with how the designs come out.

Backyard wedding in the ABQ!

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on September 3, 2019 at 5:30 AM

When we think back on the stories of kings and queens we can't help but picture the celebration of two people getting married.  Where did these huge and festive events take place?  These took place at the family castle with all the friends, family, and nobility.  There were no limits on guest count.  The food and drinks were wonderful and plenty.  The laughter and smiles were abundant.  And, people felt the freedom of the open air.

This event had that same charm.  This home is the family castle set with all the amenities of an amazing wedding day.  Excellent catering, bar service, swimming pool, and flowers.  We rounded it out with a dance floor, wedding ceremony sound, and DJ music.  Consider your own castle as your event space; happiness is not far from home.

Karaoke For You

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on August 5, 2019 at 1:55 AM

Too much fun for words at this karaoke event.  I received a funny compliment at this one. A gentlemen came up to me and said, "You know you ruined it for us this evening."  I asked him with a smile, "what for?"  He then said, "Now we can't have anyone else do karaoke for us again."  We both laughed from our bellies.  It's like Plato's Allegory of the Cave; once you've seen it happen, you can't go back.

Ultimate Wedding Ceremonies

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on July 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM

There are amazing hidden gems all around New Mexico where you can have your wedding.  The most majestic and beautiful places are not immediately visible like hotels, and casinos seen while driving on the interstate highway.  I've found that the best folks to work with are from these hidden gems because they don't take anyone for granted.  The huge hotels and casinos will never have problems booking events because people are exposed to them all the time, and most people don't like to research too much.  But, do yourself and guests a favor, and look deeper into the venues available.  After many years as a DJ, the events I remember most are house weddings, boutique style event halls, and outdoor events.

Prom and Graduation Season Complete!

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on June 26, 2019 at 2:00 AM

All finished with prom and graduation seasons for the year.  These graduates coming out are pretty darn amazing.  Many have these off the chart grade point averages, are star athletes, and are off to colleges all over the country and world for that matter.  It's such an exciting time for them, and I pray that all of them stay safe, and continue to flourish in what they decide to pursue.  Here's a picture of the system used for a graduate with an awesome family.  Fog blasters rule!!

What Really Matters

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on May 24, 2019 at 1:20 AM

I just recently performed at this basketball game for the Special Olympics hearing impaired. This event deeply touched my heart. It was such an honor to see these amazing teachers and counselors helping along the kids to hit their shots. A few of the kids had moves like Curry for sure. This event was touched by a higher power, and these moments remind me why I do this.

FOMO Winter Ball

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on March 7, 2019 at 12:50 AM

This Winter Ball was a blast. They told me that they sold 300 more tickets this year than they had anticipated which was already projected at 500. Even kids from other schools picked to go to this one instead of their own Winter Ball. I guess some people had major FOMO.

Dual Video Screens

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on January 10, 2019 at 5:25 PM

We've been doing video screens for many years now, and I just can't get over how cool they look. They can be used for music video display, visualizer programs, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, logo displays, and other things. We have multiple packages, so people know exactly what they are getting for the price. And, you can always fully customize and create your environment with all kinds of advanced options that we offer.

Venues That Rock

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on November 17, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Not all venues are equal so to speak, and that is a great thing because there are so many people with different personalities and tastes.  The key to picking a venue is to ask, "Would this venue fit my personality?"  These clients are from Boston, so they went with a place that has a more wooden sort of speakeasy type of atmosphere.  Being there felt like you were part of this secret underground party being held by people from the roaring 20s.  They had the wedding ceremony at a gorgeous location nestled in the mountains, so you also had the elegance there. 

Places like this bring out personalities, and let people loosen up.  I love these venues that have deep histories where some claim that a ghost lives in one of the hotel rooms, that it was a former hideout for mobsters, or that old movies were filmed there.  Some places are huge, and can hold tons of people, and those can be just as fun so long as it fits your personality.

I did another event this year where the clients were scary movie fans, and they had their wedding at a former psychiatric facility which had been remodeled.  These types of venue decisions are one the best ways to make people remember your event because people generally associate things in groups.  Sometimes if a venue, a photographer, DJ, or wedding officiant doesn't really fit into your framework of ideas it can seem disjointed.

Sometimes I meet with a potential client, and they may say that this other DJ offered to do my event for 10% off whatever you quote me.  I then will ask, "Is the owner of the DJ company doing your event?"  When they reply, "no," then it throws the framework into limbo.  You will constantly be asking, "Who is going to really DJ my event, and what is their personality going to be?"  That's why you can never go off the idea that you can match services. Just like you can't match the service provided from one doctor to another; you can't match the service provided from one DJ to another.  We all have different styles, abilities, and personalities.  The key to all of this is to make sure to match up those personalities with your own, so that you can achieve that "flow-state" for the event.

The beauty of my position being the owner who DJs all the events is that people get what they see.  I don't have to force my way into doing an event for someone like the multi-op companies do just to fill a spot on the calendar. If a client meets with me and they get a feeling like my prices are too low, too high, our personalities don't align, or for whatever reason, then I don't take it personally at all.  The relationships and marriages that I see last are those where it's not forced; these two people come together in a natural way.  This is the same way you should look at how to pick a venue, and any other vendor for that matter.

Thanks for reading.


My New Favorite Outdoor Event Space

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on September 4, 2018 at 3:40 PM

I've done many events all over the state of New Mexico, and I finally located my favorite outdoor event area in the state.  It reminds me of the old Elks Lodge camping ground that my parents would take us to when we were kids.  This place was filled with great people, smiles, amazing carne adovada, and a bride and groom that God made for one another.  Amazing two-steppin' at this wedding!

The Toast

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on August 17, 2018 at 2:25 AM

The Toast is often my favorite part of the evening.  It's a true honor to be asked to perform a toast to the bride and groom.  It shows that the couple trusts the toaster enough to talk about their experiences with them in a tasteful way.  Some toasts are funny, witty, tearful, tipsy (LOL), and enlightening.  But, are always much appreciated.  Make sure your DJ has a good microphone for toasting, or it will be only distracting.

Beautiful Outdoor Nature Wedding

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on July 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Just an amazing wedding ceremony at this gorgeous setting nestled in the mountains.  Wedding ceremonies are magicial just like the first dance at the reception.  We had a nice breeze coming through, and the officant did an excellent job.  I provided wireless surround sound.  I noticed that some guests were trying to locate where the music was coming from because the speakers were basically invisible.  This was a party of about 60 guests, and they partied like it was 1999.  A big factor was that they all were in excellent condition.  Runners, cyclists, hikers, soccer players, footballers, etc..., are great guests because they never get tired.

First Dance with Love

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on May 25, 2018 at 12:50 AM

Out of all the events during the wedding day the first dance is always the most majestic.  The couple picks that very special song which signifies their love for one another.  The song reveals a story into their lives as both individuals, and now a couple.  We also get a glimpse into their personalities. The overall theme is a future lifetime of meaningful experiences shared together.

Flawless Outdoor Ceremony

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on April 18, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Flawless outdoor ceremony.  I noticed that the officiant was scared to wear a microphone because he had bad experiences in the past where novice DJs didn't do the microphone correctly.  Mine worked perfectly for him.  Ceremony work is a science and art, and if you get a novice DJ from a multi-op company doing your ceremony it can completely destroy the vibe.  It took me years to perfect my ceremony system, and it's one of the things I'm most proud of. 

Albuquerque DJ Dance Floors

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on April 2, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Check out the 16x16 white dance floor at this venue.  These clients were amazing, and the guests were too much fun.  Getting ready for the school season now.  Mostly customized audio and visual systems for those events.  

United States Congressman Benefit

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on March 1, 2018 at 12:40 AM

Had a wonderful time doing this event for a United States Congressman, and his guests.  They just wanted some nice music to enjoy.  We weren't expecting any dancing at all; a dance floor was not even installed.  But, who can resist a little George Strait at the right moment?  Witnessed some great two stepping that night.

Introducing Our Neon Mirror Photo Booth

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on January 2, 2018 at 8:25 AM

Now featuring our neon mirror photo booth.  It will be a great addition to the option lineup.  Contact me for more details.

Double fog fury with video mixing

Posted by Red Sapphire DJ Entertainment on November 17, 2017 at 9:20 AM

We had so much fun doing this event.  These high schoolers were going haam.  Fully customized system with dual subwoofers, dual fog fury machines, and video mixing.  I can't believe we are toward the end of the forth quarter.  Got some more new things for 2018; I see a mirror in your future (just a little hint).  Only the very best to all of you for next year, and God bless!