DJing Lucha VaVOOM: Mexican Wrestling and Burlesque
Aside from DJing weddings, I DJ other events as well, such as movie premiers, corporate events, as well as any party that could use assistance with the right music played at the right moment. One of my all time favorite events, is Lucha Va Voom which involves Mexican Masked Wrestling + Burlesque + Comedy. The show’s website describes “Lucha VaVOOM as a non-stop, action-packed scream-a-thon, where Mexican Masked wrestlers flip and fly, performing breathtaking acrobatic feats. It’s good vs. evil played out in a one fall, Lucha Libre exhibition-style match for maximum enjoyment. In between matches, the finest, handpicked burlesque acts from around the world astound us; at Lucha VaVOOM, we like a little sexo with our violencia. Raucous aerial acts, Pogo-stick peelers, hula-hoop hotties; we’ve got it all. But wait there’s more! Our color commentary is handled by comedians Tom Kenny, Dana Gould and Blaine Capatch. Other guest commentators include Fred Armisen, Brian Poussein, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Ross, Chris Hardwick and Bobcat Goldthwait. Even Jack Black sat in.”
What makes the show so fun and challenging is that each wrestler has his or her own theme song that I play during their entrance and throughout the match. Each match is different so, I have to watch very closely and play a snippet of the theme song at just the right moment. I play the theme song either for dramatic effect as an exclamation point after a wrestler does a particularly great move. The music also acts as a way to inspire the crowds to clap and cheer the Técnicos, aka the good guys. Lucha VaVoom matches are tag teams or trios so I have to have typically, 4 different theme songs ready to play at any second. One of the most popular teams is The Crazy Chickens and the mini, phenomenon Lil Chicken. These Chickens really do fly into and out of the ring.
The dancers are fantastic and their props and costumes are incredible as well. It is really hard to describe in words the full impact of the entire show. The comedians who act as commentators for the matches have such razor sharp wits and tongues, they give the show that extra something. Before and after the shows I play Spanish language versions of American and British songs from the 1960’s and 70’s. I also play Latin Soul and Boogaloo music, which was made popular in New York in the mid 60’s to the mid 70’s.
Lucha Va Voom is a great Bachelor or Bachelorette party event as well. Please contact me for any further information about Lucha or how I can provide the perfect soundtrack for your wedding.
All photos courtesy of Don Spiro donspiro.com