Once the room was full, I scanned the area and observed the crowd. Early to mid 20s, 50/50 male female, an ethnically mixed group, but it appeared that there was a large birthday party with a predominantly Latin American crowd. I mapped out the next hour in my head with Hip-hop, Pop back to Hip-Hop and then I was going to hit them with a few super hot and sexy Reggaeton tracks. A deadly, combo with a booty shaking guarantee!
SO….everything was building just how I had planned it. They were predictably goo goo for GaGa, Jay 'kept them real', the peas got them giddy and then I thought I was going to hit the ‘G-spot’ with Daddy Yankee, but I when I dropped "Gasolina" I did not get the screams and cheers that I had highly anticipated. It wasn't like the song killed the dance floor, people were into it, but they seemed to be indifferent.
There was no time to sweat it, but I did think it was strange. It wasn't until about 20mins later when I realized where I went wrong. I started to play Punjabi MC's 'Boys and Girls' feat Jay-z and the crowd went BALLISTIC. I was surprised bc it's a re-current track that I don't play often. I squinted my eyes and watched as the bday party group went absolutely NUTS . It finally dawned on me that the 'Latin American' group was NOT Latin American, they were Middle Eastern. Oops, but hey it was really dark inside.
I followed Punjabi MC with MIA's Paper Planes and then shifted to T.I. into Kanye into Shakira and I before I knew it, I was rocking one hot ass party. Everything and everyone was Gucci!