Armada Tour with Armin van Buuren - 29th September 2007
First things first; did the Armada Tour with World No. 2 DJ Armin Van Buuren meet the hype and anticipation preceding it?
Well in my book it sure did. What a night! Upon arriving large crowds had already gathered outside the once popular rave venue HITEC. It seemed that most clubbers had to wait only 30 minutes before entering the halls.
To kick start the event DJ Dicky Lau got the venue rockin’ with some chunky progressive trance. Next up Jason F and Seven pleased the crowd with a live violin performance over some phatt electro and progressive tunes. The crowd went crazy especially the usual suspects perched on the front railings.
Armin rocked HITEC for 4 hours playing bangin’ hard trance with occasional electro influences. The menacingly load speakers filled all corners of Hall B with his seamless mixing skills. Overall, his musical journey and showmanship pleased most sweaty, gurning clubbers of all ages, even the teenage boy that kept randomly appearing throughout the night.
The only thing that caused mumbles and grumbles was the pathways laid out by metal railings. It seemed as though routes leading between both halls and even outside kept changing. Security staff were directing clubbers in different directions throughout the night. Quite confusing!
Review by JJ.