“Who would you rather be stranded with on a desert island, Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears?”
If you were asked that question on a job interview, what would you think? Some might get out of the place as soon as they possibly could, while others might think that they would have a great time working at this place. I fall into the latter category. My time at Cutting Edge has been, for lack of a better word, awesome. I’ve been working at Cutting Edge since my freshman year and I am now a junior. I don’t get the opportunity to work much because of my other activities. When I do work, however, I have the time of my life. Every job that I’ve worked at, I’ve had a great time. Whether I was standing around filing CDs for the DJ, or if I was acting as the Disc Jockey for the majority of the party, I always find a way to have fun. That’s why I love it.
Cutting Edge is like a completely different part of my life. I have my school friends, I have my camp friends, and I have my Cutting Edge friends. There are a few people that are in two of those groups, but we have a completely different relationship at work than we do at school or camp. Like my friends at Cutting Edge, the skills I learn are brought into my everyday life as well. The main reason that I don’t get the opportunity to work as much as I would like is because of my involvement in theater at school. The skills I’ve learned working as a DJ and doing lights at Cutting Edge Entertainment have really helped me with lights and sound at school. I was recently called to do a lighting job at school. I’d never done lights before in my life but no one else could do the job so it was all me. I went up to the lighting board and because of my previous lighting training from Cutting Edge, I picked it up in no time.
I also have a not-so-secret obsession with Disney musicals. The Lion King is my personal favorite movie with Aladdin a close second. I had a Cutting Edge job during Christmas time with Richie at the Knowlton Mansion (http://www.cuttingedgedjs.com2010/02/20/wedding-testimonial-al-heather/). When we got to the wedding and all the centerpieces were Disney characters, I was in awe. I didn’t think anyone that I would run into had the same obsession as me with Disney and I was pleasantly proven wrong. But wait… it gets better. I looked at the “Play These Songs” List and saw that the majority of them were Disney songs. They wanted about 1/3 of their cocktail hour music to be Disney songs. Would you ever think that a Disney obsessed person would be your DJ at your Disney themed wedding? I sure didn’t.
My time at Cutting Edge has been incredible. I’ve made a lot of new friends and I’ve learned things that have helped me in my personal life at Cutting Edge. You learn life lessons at DJ practice. But what’s most important is that you always have a lot of fun.
Photo by David Difuntorum – www.daviddifuntorum.com