Well, I also know most of the directors or e-mail them before I come on their ship to see whether or not they'd like me to bring my collection. I use the same format of music that the ships use, Promo Only but I have 6 different subscriptions giving me a wider variety of music in addition to my prior experience mixing. I can understand a Club directors reservations about letting teens touch the boards. The Rane systems they have on the ships are generally expensive systems and someone who isn't trained can easily screw the system up. Thats why many directors don't let people touch the gear. I get to because I know what I'm doing and have generally already met the director and techs on the ship. As far as me DJing and everyone else having a good time, it doesn't affect me. If i'm performing for a crowd and i'm getting an awesome response then yeah i'll stay up there cuz i can have just as good of a time in the dj booth spinnin as on the dance floor and sometimes i'll toss in one of my mashup CDs that has a mix of like 3-4 hot songs already beatmixed together (we call it a cheat disc) and i'll go out and dance with someone for a song or 2. If i'm DJing then for the time being its on my shoulders to make sure the ppl i'm performing for have a good time and as long as theyre partying down, i'm having a good time.