(Closed) Is it Ghetto to Have an IPOD instead of a DJ?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There is nothing wrong with using an iPod for music if that’s what you want to do. However, the term “ghetto” is constantly being misused and really irks the heck out of me. I can bet most of the brides on the ‘Bee have never been to a ghetto to know what the “trends” are there.

EDIT: I just saw that snake addressed the “ghetto” comment. I wasn’t trying to pile on, that particular phrase just really rubs me the wrong way.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Not Ghetto at all, but we just decided to get a DJ in leiu of the iPod, and here are a few reasons why:

My coordinator said I could DIY anything I like, flowers, etc., and if they were totally fubar, she could fix it, except the iPod/computer set up.  She said the one thing that will keep the crowd moving and the night going is music, and that is hard to do a last minute, work-around fix.  We got ours for $695 for 5 hrs, and we LOVE him.  He had some great ideas for us, and we are so happy we splurged on him.  This is one area I was trying to save money also, and one thing I am so happy I don’t have to worry about any more.

Oh and our one demand was “No cheesy BS.”  So I fancy him a bit of an iPod that can trouble shoot itself, and read the crowd.  Not so much of the Blah blah blah.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh and ghetto doesn’t bother me.  Are there really ghettos anymore?  We have housing projects, Section 8, underdeveloped areas, but ghetto just isn’t offensive to me, it seems like a throback term that has kind of morphed into a new meaning.  

Also if we can’t say ghetto or tacky on wedding bee, how will we express ourselves?!?! Wink

Post # 20
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kingcake the term ghetto is really insensitive 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

@Kingcake, yes Ghettos do still exist.  I’m part of the big brothers big sisters program, and my little brother lives in a ghetto.  To be fair he’d be LUCKY to even have an ipod in his neighborhood.  So no, an Ipod is not ghetto. 

That being said, I’m not overly sensitive to the use of the word, but I don’t think it’s proper around here. 

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper

@snake- That was the first thing I thought to say when I saw the post title. Ghetto is in the same league as gay and retard in my mind. There are still ghettos and I assure you that people do not choose to live or be born there.

To answer your question, it’s perfectly fine to use an ipod. IndieBride has a ton of info on their boards about ipod weddings.

Post # 23
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312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

everything’s about political correctness anymore.. drives me nuts.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I dont think so..i mean seriously…music is music….

 

If your crowd likes to make lots of request though will that be a problem?

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

[email protected] janieleigh. TOTALLY agree!!! ok so i guess we could change it to “is an i-pod poor??” but then again, people will still get offended because poor people cant really afford ipods soooo i guess it could be “is it tacky to have…” But people dont like the word tacky either.  Its a lose lose situation.

I think that people need to understand that words can evolve into new meanings over time. 20 years ago if someone said ” oh man that car is so ghetto” then yeah, there could be an understandable eyebrow raise like ” you think they can afford THAT in the ghetto?” I mean, its not like shes asking if an I-pod looks gay, then there might be an issue…but common…ghetto???

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think if you plug in a laptop, so your designated MC can see and change the playlist as required, it’s better than having an ipod with a set playlist.

 

 

(and on the side, I agree with the comments of ghetto being offesive)

Post # 27
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Biner, but would anyone acutally call it a Ghetto?  I have lived in some seriously underdeveloped cities and I don’t know any areas referred to as the “Ghetto”.   Would you use the word Ghetto when describing you’re little brother’s neighborhood to him?  Even the most underdeveloped neighborhoods would not be called ghettos by anyone I know. Like I said, projects, section 8, underdeveloped. 

My point is that the use of ghetto has changed, and I seriously doubt any impoverished families give an eff (i.e. are offended) about what we use to call “iPod vs. no iPod” here on wedding bee.

@JanetLeigh  TOTALLY…seriously!  There is a difference between being crule and snarky, and saying something that someone may interpret as “offensive” on their sliding scale of offensiveness. 

Oh and you know what is offensive to me (as an obtouse example if we’re going to nit pick)?  We have Christian and Catholic sections!  I am offended that we have sections designated for people who think that I personally am a sinner, and that many of my friend’s are going to hell for eternity.Wink

Sorry to rant in this thread, but the Weddign Bee Board is losing its luster to me…it is becomming PC and fun-hating and takes itself too seriously. Sheesh.

 

Post # 28
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@kristij:  You said it so much better than I did, I totally agree.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ok number 1, to answer your question, I think usuing an I-pod is a great idea. You just have to be creative!

Number 2, I dont think the original poster meant to insult anyone. I do know there is a “ghetto”. Anyone who lives in a big city will know that. No matter how much money you come from. And Yes, I to, put ghetto up there with, “gay”, “retard” and any other slang that has a direct insult to a group of people.

Number 3, Wow, I never really realized that having an I-pod isnt a ghetto thing at all. That does make alot of sense that kids in the “Ghetto” would love to have an i-pod. Just the cost of one is about 1/4 the cost of having an actuall DJ. Thanks for making me think!

But common girls. No one is here to insult anyone! We have all been guilty of saying something that wasnt so appropriate. Lets not get our panties in a knot! =)

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

and P.S.!!!! In this economy do any of us but the very very privledged have the right to act like we are better then”Ghetto”??????

 I live in nice apartments that have some section 8 houseing. Me, my Fiance and our son are not apart of the Section 8 program but we dont make alot of money. This wedding has been made out of alot of frugle, DIY and creative projects. We have food on the table, a roof over our head and a good car to get to work. We are blessed!

Lets be real ladies!!! All of us are a little “ghetto” right now!!!!!! (or maybe its just because I’m from Michigan! lol!)

Post # 31
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had an iPod wedding and never looked back. There was never a lack of people on the dance floor and I honestly don’t think anyone even noticed there was no DJ or band. $600 back in our pockets!

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