When Armin van Buuren announced that he will bring Armin Only Embrace World Tour to Jakarta last year, the reaction was overwhelming. The ticket sold out fast, with buyers not only from Indonesia, but from all of Asia region.
On 31 March 2017, the wait is over. People lined up in front of the gate since 6 PM. When they enter the venue, big hall filled with booth from sponsors. We walked further and arrived at main hall, where stage of Armin Only Embrace World Tour located. The music played to warm up the crowd, took from Armin’s albums.
On 8 PM, Armin’s voice announced that the show will start soon. On 9.25 PM, the 5-minutes countdown appeared on screen. Right on 9.30 PM, the lights focused on a dancer that appeared near DJ deck. Then Eric Vloeimans came on stage and started to hypnotized audience with his melody. After the opening, Armin appeared on stage and said hello to the crowd.
As usual, Armin not performing alone during Armin Only show. He took all his featuring artists from Armin Only Embrace album. Mr. Probz, BullySongs, Angel Taylor, Cimo Frankel, Kensington band, and Betsie Larkin all came to support Armin. Each performer came on stage twice.
For 3,5 hours, Armin entertained the crowd with tracks from Armin Only Embrace and Trance anthems. Few times he walked to the front stage, spoke with the audience. With amazing light show and pyro, Armin really gave new experiences and show us his passion about music.
Before his vinyl set, Armin and all performers sang “This Is What It Feels Like” and made everybody sing along. Every performer bow to the audience and the crowd cheered them up. Then Armin came out with his vinyl bag. During vinyl set, Armin played some classic Trance tracks and keep the mood high.
Overall, Armin Only Embrace World Tour showed how Armin embrace all different kind of music styles. Throughout the show, he clearly embraced all fans to enjoy his music. Although the show started 30 minutes late than expected time, the artists didn’t disappoint the crowd and performed all out.
Kudos to Euphorics Events and Livescape Indonesia! Both promoters gave us new experience and delivered what they promised. Hope we can see another Armin Only show in Indonesia.
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