Sunday, November 3, 2013

Concert Report: DJ Benny Benassi (CFE Arena @ UCF)

Great to be back out to the University of Central Florida where UCF Arena has finally found a sponsor and been renamed CFE Arena!
UCF is 50-years old this year and last night's concert was just one part of many Homecoming activities taking place this week.  This was my first visit to the Arena since attending a graduation ceremony out here a few years ago and a Lady Gaga concert shortly before that!
Opening act last night was Pop duo Timeflies (USA) which is made up of Producer Rob Resnick in the booth and vocalist Cal Shapiro.
Huge crowd in the arena for the show!
Best part was a freestyle song about life at UCF, sung to a Rap beat.  The biggest roars from the mostly student crowd had to do with beating the crap out of arch-enemy USF.
Their song mix included their hits "Glad You Came" and ended with current hit "I Choose You" which is on their "Warning Signs" album released just last month.
Local DJ Crespo filled a 45-minute gap between sets with an all EDM mix!
And then the chanting of "Benny! Benny! Benny!"
Who then came onto the stage to a huge roar of the crowd; DJ Benny Benassi (I).
First performance in Orlando since Electric Daisy Carnival in 2011.
The guy is always in a great mood!
The maximum number of floor access wristbands had already been given out by the time I arrived so it took a flurry of texts to finally get me down here, lol!
People were dancing in the seats but it was a lot easier on the floor!
And it was really jammed towards the front!
He played massive hit "Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) about midway through his set and pretty much turned off the music and let the crowd sing it on their own....which they did. They went crazy during the Dubstep section of the song!
Confetti cannons!
And he ended the night with his song that once was used in Wendy's commercials, "Satisfaction"!
He came down to the edge of the stage to thank everyone for coming, then went back up to the booth to wave goodbye one more time!

And on this Saturday night at UCF, a good time was had by all!

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