David Guetta Review: Love is Gone?
My Saturday night was definitely eventful! As I was “Guetta’ing” excited to see the one and only David Guetta, I ended up briefly wearing my originally designed F*ck Me I’m Famous shirt – that is, until I realized I look pretty silly in neon green! Saturday was my 3rd time seeing a DJ at the Hollywood Palladium – and again, I will have to say it is one of my favorite venues mainly because 1) I wasn’t trampled by a sea of ravers 2) I had an amazing view of the DJ from the upper balcony & had enough room to dance!
I was lucky enough to hear the opening set by the Manufactured Superstars who are amazing DJs and also the founders of our beloved Beatport. The duo from Denver wowed the crowd from the start – honestly, I could have listened to them all night, but we will get to that later. If you would like more info. on them head to their main WEBSITE. Insomniac Events was kind enough to post their opening set on Soundcloud, click HERE to listen to and download the set (you can thank me later).
Now to the most important person of the night…. Mr. David Guetta himself. Call me biased, but seeing as this was the 4th time (don’t judge me) hearing David Guetta spin live – I had extremely high expectations for this event….ESPECIALLY after his recent immersion into mainstream music. (Hmm…perhaps that’s the problem here?). While he played the crowd’s favorites and also surprised us with a little collaborative performance with Will.I.Am., overall he did not WOW me. What I really remember most were those hard-hitting electro songs that he played…yes the ones that no one knew… and the ones that only satisfied those in let’s say – “another state of mind.”
Overall, I am still a big fan and supporter of his, but I can’t hide my disappoint from this weekend’s past performance. I did enjoy those special moments when he played his recent hits and everyone went crazy. His passion and enthusiasm for his music and fans is definitely evident in how he works the crowd while he talks to them during his performances. I’ll just have to keep thinking of those days when not everyone knew his name and his music was actually a little bit more creative… the days of “Love Don’t Let Me Go,” “The World is Mine, ” & “Stay” will forever be in my mind! For Insomniac professional pictures from the event, click HERE.
I have uploaded 6 video clips from the night on my YouTube channel – Click HERE to watch
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