Over To You: Share Your Office Christmas Party DJ Disasters

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Last updated 3 August, 2017

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Office party nightmares.
Even looking at the picture is enough to fill any right-minded person with dread. But still they happen: Office Christmas parties are a reality for anyone who’s got a full time job. How was yours this year?

What is it about office Christmas parties? A mixture of people who don’t normally drink, pent-up hatred, low-budget food, plus of course sexual frustration and power games is certainly a dodgy recipe. Just add alcohol. Any wonder there are often disaster stories?

And then there’s the DJ. Either a terrible venue-provided “jock”, or sometimes “Dave from Accounts is into DJing, get him to do it!” can lead to highly inappropriate matching of DJ with crowd. Even more upsetting if Dave is, in fact, you. All of which can be a recipe for disaster. More often than not, of course, we all get swept along and end up having a good time. However, that’s not what I’m interested in here. I’m interested in the disasters!

Have you witnessed any terrible things at works parties this Christmas? Did you see Doubledecks Dave from Accounts mess up the music? Were you asked to DJ at one and against your better judgement said yes? And to be serious for a second, if you were indeed asked to DJ at your office party, what did you learn? What would you do differently next time? Or would you just say “no way”…

So, over to you. Please share your stories, make your confessions, spill your beans in the comments below. And take comfort in this one thing: It won’t be happening again until next year…