4th of July Party on Cape Cod
I spent the 4th of July this year down on the Cape at the Ridge Club in Sandwich, MA. A cool spot. Sometimes I forget about the natural wooded beauty that the Cape has to offer. Cape Cod doesn’t always have to mean beach beach beach!
The Ridge Club puts on a great family fun day for all of its members. They set up a huge replication of Fenway Park, children’s entertainment, a tennis exhibition and tons of food
Our company put together entertainment for the kids (face painters ) and I DJed for the picnic. Mostly played lots of fun, family friendly music throughout the day. Classic rock, current hits, fun listening tunes and throw backs. Some people danced throughout the day some just kicked back and listened. I took requests and just had a lot of fun with the guests.
At the end, the country club put on a full professional fireworks show. Playing music for Fireworks shows are always interesting. You have to sort of build the excitement level in a way that coincides with the fireworks display. Patriotic songs are a no brainer of course, but its also helpful to mix in lots of other things. Moody, atmospheric, energetic, classical, top 40, classic rock and even folk music intertwine in a patriotic sonic bouillabaisse ! I often take note of how many songs that are normally perceived as “Pro-American” are not as Nationalistic as meets the eye.
2) Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen
3) Ride the Valkyries -Wagner
4) Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
5) God Bless America – Lee Greenwood
6) R.O.C.K. in the USA- John Mellencamp
7) “Made in America” – Kanye West & Jay Z
8) Living in America – James Brown
9) America – Neil Diamond
10) I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash