Wow…pre Madonna, pre solo career, pre production genius, just a New York DJ.
Some things haven’t changed (not doing requests unless it fits – this is very true, for if people are dancing it’s going right, why change it?) and the lists of audiences (gay: dance with female vocals! Still true!) but some things have I think – straight crowds, depending on crowd can be a lot harder to please now – ‘dance to anything’ is long gone (outside of the ubiquitous 80’s cheese), whereas when I’ve done sets for gay audiences or mixed audiences they seem far more open to new stuff.