I arrived at Guv at 11:30 p.m. partway through resident DJ Mark Oliver’s opening set. Outside, throngs of concertgoers stood waiting to get in, with the lines pulling back around the building. There was already a lot of hype and I overheard several conversations about what trance songs they would hear tonight. Close to the entrance, in the parking towards the far right, was Cosmic Gate’s tour bus with their “Start to Feel” album art depicted on the side. It was a sight to see, seeing their bus before finally going in was a sweet affirmation.
After getting past security, I walked into the main room. The party was in the main room and the other rooms had been closed off to the crowd that night. Mark Oliver, guvernment resident was bringing up the energy. He spun from 10 p.m to 12.30 a.m when power duo Claus Terhoeven (Nic Chagall) and Stefan Bossems (DJ Bossi) aka Cosmic Gate arrived and let loose.
At one point in the night, one partier at the front handed his phone to Cosmic Gate to record a video from their perspective. The crowd was going wild and at this point and you could tell everyone was having a great time!
The visuals on the screen were awesome too; it was a treat! With crazy spinning orbs, kinetic text as well as sci-fi looking faces of women singing along to the lyrics. There was so much to take in overall. The energy, the massive sound, the lights, it was an experience to be there. The set ended around 3.30 a.m. with Cosmic Gate and the crowd both drenched in sweat from the music and dancing.
PARTIAL TRACK LIST:
Happyness – Cosmic Gate
Start to Feel – Cosmic Gate
Alone – Cosmic Gate
Exploration of Space – Cosmic Gate
Over the Rainbow – Cosmic Gate
Surbhi Bhangu – EDM TOR