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Posted on January 17, 2013

How far in advance of the event should the DJ arrive at the event?

It depends on how much equipment the DJ is required to provide. Basic set-ups usually take anywhere from 20 min. – 45 min. to setup, meaning the DJ should be there an hour – 2 hours in advance because he/she also has to consider finding a good parking space and how long it will take to load everything out of their vehicle and get it into their destination. Sometimes the venue can be a pretty good distance away from the parking lot or driveway. You also have to consider if there will be other vendors, and individuals coming in out at the same time. DJ’s usually pack their equipment on a cart which makes loading in much easier. But what if there are steps? The DJ may have to carry in equipment piece by piece, which can be extremely time consuming. Also, if the DJ is not accompanied by an assistant, it will have to be carried in alone.


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