You’d think that over fifteen years in the game, I’d be able to avoid being let down on DJ bookings? Of course there are always occasions when the party just can’t go ahead. Plenty of people were wondering what would happen to the Hard Times party with Todd Terry over the Bank Holiday weekend when Cable was closed down by National Rail out of the blue. In that case, the show did go on but things like club licensing issues can mean that DJ bookings get cancelled. When agents are involved, they build in cancellation fees into bookings or often have the entire fee upfront, so you could say that it’s ‘OK’ for named DJs, but what about the grass roots gang who don’t have agents?