It was an intimate setting for Michael’s 40th Birthday Party held at Oba Restaurant in the Pearl District Friday night.
About 30 good friends greeted the birthday boy with ‘Surprise!’ as he walked in to a personal favorite song – Ice MC ‘Think About The Way’ from the Trainspotting movie soundtrack. Conversation followed with plenty of drinks and appetizers set to a soundtrack of current alternative hits from Coldplay, U2, Kings of Leon and others, plus a little 80’s New Wave from Depeche Mode, New Order and more.
At one point, Michael let me know he was really enjoying the mix of music as he visited with his friends, but he was also excited to do a little dancing and he gathered everyone on the dance floor with a table full of clear drinks that could have been water, could have been something else in what could be described as a form of Russian Roulette. At his request, I then launched into another of his favorite songs from Trainspotting – ‘Born Slippy’ from Underworld. Most guests were not familiar with this one, but they wanted to celebrate with the guest of honor and we got off to a good start.
Guests danced the night away to a mix of current Top 40, including Usher and the Black Eyed Peas and 80’s and 90’s hits. The night ended with Michael and his wife, Leah dancing to Sting’s ‘Fields of Gold’… the song they chose for the First Dance at their wedding many years ago.
Happy Birthday Michael and thank you Leah for the opportunity. -Rich
“Thank you – you made our event a success. You did a great job incorporating what I wanted as well as adding your professional expertise to encourage everyone to have some fun. I would highly recommend your services. thank you” -Leah Wannell
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
- Event Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
- Event Type: Birthday Party
- Event Location: Oba Restaurant
- Event Staff: Rich Ellis
- Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
- Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
- Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
- Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
- System Appearance: Excellent
- Sound Quality: Excellent
- Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
- Music Selection: Excellent
- Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
- Lighting Effects: N/A
- Equipment Appearance: Excellent
- Overall Customer Service: Excellent
- Planning Assistance: Excellent
- Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
- Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
- Would you recommend this service to others? Yes