Fancourt 21st Birthday:
We had the privilege dj'ing at the Fancourt 21st Birthday celebration held at Tramoto on Tuesday 21 July 2015! Fancourt is well known for their exceptional & professional looking estate and the way they present a huge variety of ameniteis from professional golf tournaments to banqueting and spectacular entertianment events as well a host of relaxation & accommodation options on premise. They certainly didn't hold back for their 21st celebration of their existence…
From the moment the first guests arrived, there was an incredible vibe from absolutely everyone. The registration tables were buzzing with excitement & energy, and everyone was dressed to impress with smiles from ear to ear, ready to have a ball of a time! It was impressive to experience how well everything was organized, from the registration tables to numbered armbands, to the welcome drinks and seating arrangements – which catered for a staggering staff compliment of 380 people!
Everything went incredibly smooth, there was a stage with a full karaoke set up for those brave enough to show off their vocal skills – you could also clearly hear who the “raasbekke” are at work hehehehe.. Everyone was chatting away, having drinks and enjoying the MC (Lloyd), who did a fantastic job! There were spot prizes in the form of lucky draws, staff were awarded for their loyal and long term service to Fancourt over the years, speeches and special words were delivered in lieu of this amazing milestone and YES, there was a MONSTER cake to cut and share among the staff. After all, what is a 21st without cake, right?
After all the formal items were done and dusted, it was time to open the dance floor. Seeing that one of the karaoke songs sung earlier was YMCA, and the the reaction the crowd had to it, I kicked the night off the exactly that! It was amazing to see the mass just move over to the dance floor and start partying away – see the video clips below as proof of this lol! Landi and a few others came over to request some awesome house beats and there were requests for other artists like Shaggy, Sean Paul ect, which went down with the crowd! Seeing that I personally don't really do house / african house events, this was a first and also a very interesting learning experience.
I embrace growth and learning and being in this industry for 21 years, I still learn so much from every event I do. I have done MANY functions in my years in the industry and I have never seen a crew come together and enjoy themselves the way the way the Fancourt staff did that night. Management is obviously doing something right to keep their staff happy and it's always a good idea to invest in your staff as they are the face of your business and people keeping your clients happy.
Happy staff equals happy customers, right? To the staff that attended, you guys rocked the house, I appreciate you so much!
To the management and staff at Tramonto – man o man, to serve 380 hot plated meals is a mission on its own and you ACED that as well as everything else, thank you! To everyone from Fancourt that was involved in the organizing and execution of this event, you did a TOP CLASS job! To CCPP, you guys always do an amazing job, thank you for a spectacular show!
From us at MixAcademy Entertainment and myself, Dj Mickey D, we wish you a happy birthday and may there be many more of these milestone celebrations on your journey going forward! Thank you for having us as part of this unforgettable event!
Here are some pics of the night:
Another IMPECIBLE AV setup done by CCPP (Clint Cawood Professional Productions) included the following: JBL Audio Rig – Stage area & Dance Floor Shure cordless Mics Dj Booth with monitor Haser Martin & other lighting delivered a spectacular display of effects Visual – 2 x projectors & screens for presentation and slideshows Stage monitor for Karaoke lyrics