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Location: 
Western PA, USA
Type of Gig: 
Wedding

Well into the second set of the wedding reception and still no dancers! Our lead singer called the tunes and absolutely nothing could get some dancing going. Then, written requests from a large table started coming in for Motown, Stax, etc.

We played every one of their requests but no dancing. Finally our frustrated singer turned to the submitting table of guests and said, not that politely, "If you're gonna make all these requests, maybe you wanna hit the dance floor."

With the stage lights off as he spoke to the table, we could then clearly see their wheelchairs. Ouch!

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