We’ve been finalizing our wedding plans and that means lots of trips to flower people, cake people, caterers, and bands.
So we went to listen to one band at a club they were playing and we had arranged to meet with them during a break. These guys were great and we wanted to hire them to play the wedding. So we negotiated the fee and everything seemed perfect, and then I remembered we wanted them to play a non-Brazilian song for the first dance. It’s kind of an inside thing, but Michelle and I really like this song called, “Song Beneath the Song.”
So I said, “Oh, I forgot, can you just play one song that’s not Brazilian?” I explained the story and told them the song.
And the bandleader, who’s this Brazilian woman, says, “No.”
I’m like, “Seriously?”
She said, “We only play Brazilian music.”
And I said, “I know. I get that. I’m just saying the one song for the first dance.”
And she looks at me and says, “No. You want a band to play that shit from Grey’s Anatomy you can hire a whiny American band.”
I couldn’t believe it. So I turned to Michelle and said, “We should talk about this.”
I told the bandleader we’d get back to her.
Am I crazy here? Is it really a major faux pas to ask a Brazilian band to play one song not from Brazil?