What else did you expect - another good night with PvD. The start, i.e. the 3 hours before Timo Maas, were a bit slow and he was more teasing than pleasing. It was fairly obvious that he held back to be pretty much neutral in order not to overstimulate the crowd ahead of Timo Maas. It was good to listen to, though, and it was teasing as he was dropping For an Angel (which he hadn't played in quite some time) but then didn'T, just mixing it in a little bit.
Well, then Timo Maas sucked, IMO. The music wasn't horrible, but it just wasn'T GOOD. Nothing happened, nothing moved forward (or in any direction for that matter). So we used the time to chill. Then at 4 am Paul comes back - what a difference in the music! Back to the dancefloor was the clear message. It REALLY got started after 6 am, as usual I might add. Of course it helped that he played some of my all time faves, Lustral/Everytime (the incredible Nalin&Kane remix) and Thrillseekers/Synasthasia. And then he totally caught me off guard with Emmanuel Top/Acid Phase from 1993!! unbelievable. That track opened about half an hour of banging acid. Never heard that from him before. LOVED IT!! Danced my ass off all the way until 10 am when we had to leave to catch our flight back to Frankfurt.
As always, a fully worthwhile trip. The next one in Berlin on June 7 is already marked in my calendar.
btw: the whole night was taped by European TV station ARTE, doing a documentary to be aired in November.
comments: [discuss this article] [previous articles]