What are the chances to see Above & Beyond twice a year? We watched Above & Beyond back in May during SHVR Ground Festival 2017. On December 8, they’re back to Jakarta at Colosseum Club! The enthusiasm was high because in short time, all presale tickets were sold out. Even with normal price, people still want to see Above & Beyond.
We arrived early at the club. Residents Six Pratama and Marquee warmed up the floor. When Trilions played on deck, the crowd already filled half of the main hall. Lots of them using Above & Beyond theme shirts. There are also several posters and flags.
On 0130 WIB, Jono Grant and Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond came on stage. Their presence made the whole room cheers for them. As usual, they displayed the crowd to the screen behind them. When the visuals showed up, everybody in the crowd that were captured instantly cheered.
Both Tony and Jono played music from Anjuna artists, also their signature tracks such as Another Chance. It’s not Above & Beyond show without sweet words on screens. Each word they typed was sweet and positive.
Songs from the upcoming album Common Ground were also played. The crowd sang together during ‘My Own Hymn’, ‘Tightrope’, ‘Northern Soul’, and ‘Alright Now’. When the intro of ‘Blue Sky Action’ was played, everybody knew it was time for Push The Button. A couple from India was chosen to be the lucky one who did it.
Above & Beyond surprised the crowd by playing ‘Satellite’ and ‘Sun & Moon’. During ‘Satellite’, they even turned down the volume just to hear the crowd sing so loud. They ended the show with ‘Sun & Moon’. This iconic song made several crowd couldn’t hold their tears while singing it.
Jono and Tony finished their set after 2 hours, but the crowd asking for more. They chanted “We want more!” for awhile. LTN took over the stage and continue the party until morning. We were lucky to be invited backstage to meet Jono & Tony and they gave the shoutout to our blog.
Once again, Above & Beyond proves that they are the master to creating atmosphere full of love. For the show itself, we definitely said that their set was better from what they performed at SHVR Ground Festival 2017 back in May. We also asked several people and they agreed with us. Maybe because this show was held after ABGT 250 and they played their new tracks from the upcoming album.
For any shows at Colosseum Club we attended, this is the best show for us in 2017 so far. We’re not talking about how the main hall was packed with crowd, but we’re talking about the mood and atmosphere that night. The energy spread from Above & Beyond to the whole room was so positive. It felt like we have our own ABGT session. It won’t be felt that way if the show wasn’t happening in Colosseum Club.
You can pre-order the new album 'Common Ground' here.
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