Thanks to DJ B-Stang, I spun at the Puma store in Santa Monica Promenade for the third time today in three weeks. For the past three Sundays, I have been at the store 1pm - 5pm spinning everything from top 40s to old school to whatever the staff like.
I actually spun a 30 minute reggae set using only vinyl. I forgot how much fun it was to spin with vinyl. How the slightest bump causes the needles to skip, frantically finding the cue point, and how gentle you had to be when scratching. My hands were a little heavy at first so the needles kept skipping when I tried to scratch a cue in, but got the hang of it again afterward. I think I'm going to start planning at least a 30 minute set of just vinyl everytime I go.
Below is a pic of my setup. The table and turntables are in store, but I bring in my own mixer and the essentials:
Come by if you're in the area and say HI! Next week, I'll be there from 3pm -7pm, Sunday. Shout outs to the cool staff at Puma and to DJ Goose for letting me borrow his cool monitor there :).