Now I HOPE that dancers at other clubs don’t have this problem. At my club, the DJ calls your name when it’s time (or close) for you to get on stage for your set. I’m going to safely assume this is the standard for many clubs. SOMETIMES the DJ will forget or just plain choose not to call a dancer’s name when it’s time for her set. In the case of forgetting, I’m understanding when the DJ’s list of dancers changes because he’s (or she’s) adjusting the list according to song genres or because dancers leave early. BUT, as I mentioned only a second ago, sometimes the DJ will just plain choose not to call your name.
This generally occurs because the DJ doesn’t like you for some reason. Why doesn’t he like you? As mentioned in an earlier blog post, he may not like you because of any of the following reasons:
1. you pissed him off. shame on you.
2. he doesn’t like the genre of music you choose to dance to.
3. you don’t flirt with him enough (or at all)
4. you don’t tip him well (or at all like some girls)
5. he just doesn’t like you as a person. it happens….
There’s a DJ in particular at my club who doesn’t like the kind of music I primarily dance to (rock) so he “forgets” to put me on stage. One night, I managed to go the whole night without getting called ONCE to the stage. I was having a shitty night anyways so I didn’t bother to tell him. I also noticed that he doesn’t put other girls on stage that he doesn’t like for whatever reason.
To the DJ’s, I don’t care if you don’t like me or the genre of music I like to dance to. PLEASE DON’T FUCK WITH MY MONEY. It’s even more frustrating for me, because aside from apparently choosing music the DJ doesn’t like, I’m very friendly, cooperative, and I tip well (depending on how I’m treated and how my day went). I know that sometimes dancers can be unprofessional, but it doesn’t mean you (the DJ) need to also be unprofessional. Your job is to play music for my set just like it’s my job to be on stage when you call me. Unless you genuinely forget to call my name due to an unorganized list, then please make sure to call my name once every rotation. Please and thanks.