Sunday, January 31, 2016

Concert Report: A State Of Trance 750 (Toronto)

Saturday night in downtown Toronto at the Enercare Centre for A State of Trance 750!
Packed auditorium!  Had hoped to catch the second half of DJ Ben Gold (GB) but long security searches at the entrance followed by long lines for drinks prevented that.
But I did get to my spot in time for the 9PM show from DJ Standerwick (GB).
I had never seen him before and he was impressive!
Most of his selections were vocal Trance!
The crowd was really into his music!
I would estimate the crowd at around 5,000!
At 10PM the fast-moving night brought us DJ Orjan Nilsen (N).
Just like when I saw him at EDC - Orlando in 2014, he was quite animated!
With his friendly nature and cherub looks, he was a crowd-favorite!
And when he told the Toronto Trance crowd to raise their hands, they did!
Confetti bombs!
At 11PM it was time for DJ Andrew Rayel (MD).
While his set was mostly Trance, he also dipped into some EDM selections throughout his hour set!
He played Friday night at New City Gas in Montreal and I had planned to go after Igloofest but when I saw he was playing at ASOT 750, there was no reason to see him twice.
The crowd was getting antsy for Armin van Buuren!
They blasted a lot of confetti last night! Apologies to my taxi driver and hotel maid for what I left behind!
Playing his biggest hit "One In A Million".
And then right on time at midnight, the reason everyone was here!
And as the smoke cleared, there he was!  Armin van Buuren (NL)!
Armin's weekly worldwide radio show, "A State of Trance" is made in a studio but milestone episodes take place around the world.  Such was the case last night with Episode 750 in Toronto! Expressing disbelief and thanking the crowd for coming.
Lots of smoke!
Lots of lasers!
The front of the pack!
His set was mostly newer material with some songs from other DJ/Producers.
Congratulations to Armin van Buuren for this accomplishment!
A good time was had by all!

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