GIG Prep 101
What is GIG PREP? Its anything and everything necessary to ensure things go smoothly at your upcoming gigs.
Adding cue points to new tracks you put in your crates
Organize your crates so you can access/find what you need FAST!
Knowing where the breaks are and where to mix in and out of tracks
Looking at music charts and getting the music you need for your gig
Putting all the cables, wires and gear packed and ready to go.
Packing extra just in case items such as back-ups so that youre ready for an emergency (of course theres more but these are the basics).
Heres a quote for you:
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
What does this mean to a DJ like you?? It means that after all that preparation, practice, and hard-work, you put it all together and eventually as youre DJing a gig, people ask you How much do you charge? or Are you available next week (OR ANY future date)?? This ultimately means you DID prepare correctly and the result is youre moving forward and someone has recognized YOUR TALENT AND SKILL and wants to hire you- which is the ultimate compliment to a DJ.
Also "Luck favors those who are prepared."