On the last day of the Bicentennial Park-held Ultra Music Festival, the show had a double dose of celebrity glamor and Trance in store for the 50,000 or so fans, who had all gathered to enjoy their favorite dance music.
There was an additional reason to celebrate, the Dutch trance musician Armin van Buuren “A State” trance show was being broadcasted for the 500th time. Considering the occasion, he had re-titled his show to ‘ASOT 500.’
The show took the time slot that is usually reserved for Carl Cox, and therefore van Buuren made sure that fans don’t get disappointed. He invited his famous DJ friends such as Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten and ATB along with the one who concluded the show, Sander Van Doorn.
As the clock ticked 7, van Buuren took to the stage with his fellow Dutch pal Corsten. However, instead of playing music together, AVB tore into his own material while his buddy joined the audience to enjoy some good old Trance.
While the Dutch legend did his thing, Wolfgang Gartner bombarded fans with one hit after another including “Spacejunk,” “Illmerica” and “Animal Rights.” Then he teased fans with some unreleased material of his like “818” and “Forever,” leaving the crowd ecstatic.
Later on in the show, fan favorite Morillo presented the crowd with a triple dose of Rachel Starr, Jessica Sutta and Shawnee Taylor, one after another. The crowd didn’t miss a beat as Taylor executed two of her biggest hits “Stronger” and “Live Your Life,” along with a few more.
Following that was P.Diddy’s arrival, during which he spitted his part of the verses from Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Coming Home,” with his friend Morillo backing him up on stage.
David Guetta was feeling the electronic club music and he peppered his fans with “Gettin’ Over You” a horn-rich tune that most of the fans had never heard. The intensity of Guetta’s music was such that many experienced goose bumps while the Frenchman was on stage.
will.i.am joined Guetta on multiple times during the show to lend him his voice for “The Time,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
However, the biggest surprise of the night came when Flo Rida made a totally unexpected entry and dropped Guetta-powered ‘’ Club Can’t Handle Me,” with crowd barely able to withstand so much musical finesse coming their way.
Another notable moment came when up-and-coming star Afrojack mounted the stage and emotionally said, “David, I love you. Miami, I love you. This guy is the f—ing sh–! So Miami, make some noise for David Guetta!” The crowd obliged and gave a roaring sound of approval to Guetta’s talents and Afrojack’s gesture.black eyed peas, David Guetta, Flo Rida, p. diddy, will.i.am