Some lines of work have a fairly clear trajectory — you go to school, you major in the field in college, pass a certain test or get a certificate, and go job hunting until something sticks. Other professions, however, require a little something extra. To pursue them, you need a lot more determination, and you need to start early. Really early. Just like Cael Bell from Manchester, who had his sight set on becoming a DJ at 12 years old, and possibly even sooner.
Middle school student Bell and his DJing skills raised the roof of St. Antony’s Roman Catholic School’s bathroom, much to the shock of the faculty and enjoyment of the other students. That’s right, this boy used his lunch break to throw an actual party at the lavatory. His 30-minute set included electronic music the likes of which you can find at any club rave. At least until the teachers showed up in the most wet-blanket way possible and confiscated his lights and speakers.
The school — as schools often do — called Bell’s mother, Lousie. But luckily, she took it incredibly well. Apparently, she wasn’t very surprised. She recalls Cael rising early and being ready for school on time that morning. He was smiling and excited to go, which doesn’t normally happen on school days, so when the call came, everything clicked into place. She couldn’t help but laugh when she heard what had happened and felt like she couldn’t blame him for wanting to spread some cheer. You go, mom!
Not only did Louise find the whole thing hysterically funny, but she also went on Facebook and told the world about it, disclosing more details about the party. It turns out that Cael and his friends had advertised the party on Snapchat the previous week and handed out drinks (non-alcoholic, of course) and snacks!
The Bell family is also using Cael’s newfound popularity to help others. A family friend started a GoFundMe campaign that would help him get better equipment. While the fundraising goal isn’t very high (£1,000), anything raised above it would go to Listen Up Therapy — a charity that offers therapy services to musicians in need.