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Disc Jockey Services Plays 100th Anniversary of Greyhound Bus Co. at Short Pump Mall June 28 Featured

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It was early Saturday morning as the trucks came to unload the vintage buses  The newer ones came in under their own power. Everyone was busy setting up banners, displays and tents. Greyhound had their tent selling limited addition articles and an area where you could win prizes for the kids. I set up my equipment next to the traveling museum and boy what a bus that was. The history of Greyhound done to the "9's". Very impressive stories, pictures and uniforms of bus drivers through the years.

The buses themselves were impressive. They had the first vehicle Greyhound ever used the "Hupmobile" and then the 1914 bus. Then came the famous Scenicrusier and the newest one of today. That bus is too much! It has WiFi and AC outlets, comfortable  black seats and you feel like your riding in your own limousine. This bus you have to  make reservations. You truly are riding in style.

With a steady flow of people coming through all day, it was a stroll down memory lane. There were those who brought their kids to show them how people in this country use to travel  and to see real deals parked on the lot. I don't know how the kids felt as they came up to these mobile vehicles of a bygone era, I hope they felt somewhat the way I felt as I looked upon these behemoths that as a kid I was fascinated just looking at them.

Disc Jockey Services was hired to provide music for the 8 hour event playing the sounds of Benny Goodman, the Andrew Sisters and the big band area of the 1940's all the way up to the latest in 2014 from Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams to name a few.

As we got closer to the end of the event and the crew came in to tear everything down and the trucks came back to pick up the vintage bus it was a good day for everyone involved.  Althrough we were all tired. I went to a friend's for a cookout and the others ready to go to their next stop in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thank you Greyhound for hiring Disc Jockey Services. Don't hesitate to call me for the 200th Anniversary. I'm penciling it in for 3014.

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