- A 71-year-old DJ named Brian Phoenix achieves viral fame on TikTok after video shows him using his CD collection to DJ at a wedding in Saco, Maine.
- Phoenix’s video receives 6 million views and positive reactions from users, leading to inquiries about his availability for future events.
- Despite being referred to as “elderly” or “old,” Phoenix takes pride in his decades-long DJing career and continues to enjoy being a part of the industry at 71 years old.
- A 71-year-old DJ who played a wedding using his CD collection has become a sought-after viral hit (insider.com)
A 71-year-old DJ named Brian Phoenix has become a viral sensation on TikTok after a video was posted showing him using his CD collection to play music at a wedding. The clip received 6 million views and garnered positive reactions from users. Phoenix, who has been DJing at weddings for over 40 years, said he doesn’t understand why the video became so popular.
The TikTok video, posted by Miranda Dolph, showed Phoenix using his CD collection at a wedding in Saco, Maine. Dolph, who was a guest at the wedding, filmed the video while on the dancefloor. She mentioned that Phoenix and his CDs were a topic of discussion during the event.
In the video, Phoenix can be seen handling his CDs in the corner of the venue. He told Insider that he always uses his CD collection and laptop to play music at weddings. While Phoenix prefers music from the 1950s and 60s personally, he makes sure to cater to the different age groups at weddings by playing contemporary and hip-hop music for younger guests.
Phoenix credited his decades of experience as a DJ at weddings, on the radio, and at nightclubs for his ability to know what music people like. Despite feeling that he didn’t do anything spectacular in the video, commenters found it heartwarming and expressed their desire to have Phoenix DJ at their own events.
Following the viral moment, Phoenix’s DJ service, The Music Man DJ Service, received inquiries about his availability. Dolph posted another clip on TikTok, featuring an excerpt from a video in which Phoenix talked about his passion for DJing. Phoenix stated that he doesn’t want to retire and enjoys being a part of the industry despite his age.
Despite receiving comments referring to him as “elderly” or “old,” Phoenix said he felt proud rather than insulted. He believes that being sharp and still going strong at 71 is quite an accomplishment. Phoenix spends an average of 52 hours a week DJing, doing radio work on weekdays, and playing weddings on weekends.