Summer may have ended but you wouldnâ€™t have known that from the beautiful weather and full-capacity crowd that took the ferry from Manhattan to see Nicky Romero, John Dahlback and Vicetone at Govenorâ€™s Island Beach Club for one last show of the season.
As the sun started to set the duo Vicetone took the stage and played a fun, energetic set. The guys joined Nicky for the entire tour and are best known for their track â€śTrembleâ€ť and their most recent release â€śChasing Timeâ€ť. The set was pretty solid throughout and the crowd went absolutely nuts when they dropped a mashup of â€śLocked out of Heavenâ€ť and a song that I couldnâ€™t quite ID. It was cool to see the crowd get so into the show so early in the day.
Up next was John Dahlback who is signed to Nickyâ€™s Protocol record label. His set was my absolute favorite of the day. Every track had the crowd jumping up and down the whole time. It was a solid set, and the place went nuts when he played his latest smash â€śWe Were Godsâ€ť which recently dropped on Ultra Records.
As John finished his epic set there was a bunch of commotion behind me near the stage, thatâ€™s because Nicky Romero donning his Guy Fawkes â€śV is for Vendettaâ€ť mask was making his way to the stage area. Once everyone realized where he was the place went nuts. The lights dropped and Nicky made his way on to the stage with his hood up and his mask on. Unlike other masked DJs Nicky only kept the mask on for a brief moment of his set.
The crowd sung along to every word on both his remix of Krewella â€śLegacyâ€ť as well as his track with Avicii â€śI Could be the One.â€ť Nickyâ€™s set was solid but a little short. Though to his credit, he did have to play an after party at Pacha and then fly out to Atlanta for Tomorrowworld.
Overall it was a great day for EDM fans. People really seemed to care about the music, the energy and the good times. And with all the bad press EDM events have received, I am glad to report everyone stayed safe.