David Guetta proved why he’s the No 1 DJ in the world, when he performed at the HUDA grounds, Gurgaon on Friday night. His energy on the console transferred to a crowd of about 6,500 people, who danced non-stop to his groovy beats. The two-time Grammy award-winning artist mixed songs such as Sweat, Without You, Wild Ones, When Love Takes Over, and Sexy B***h, and ended his act with his favourite, I Gotta Feeling.
Guetta’s show at the Eristoff Invasion festival, was well managed, with about 300 policemen at the venue. While the opening acts by DJ Dualist Inquiry and DJ Nucleya were appreciated by fans, they went crazy when Guetta took to the stage. Sporting LED goggles, party wigs, and glow sticks, they swayed in unison.
In a chat with HT City before his maiden act in India, Guetta said, “I’m slightly nervous, but thrilled to perform for my Indian fans.” The DJ and music producer has quite a party animal-like image.
“My life is pretty rock and roll because I travel a lot, and I make music for a living. But I don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or do drugs,” he says. In the little time after he landed in the city, Guetta did some sightseeing. “I saw the India Gate and Rashtrapti Bhawan. I hope to see more and if time allows, I’d buy gifts for my family,” he said.
The 44-year-old , who had met actor Priyanka Chopra at the Grammys last month, said: “I know she’s a huge star here. A friend of mine introduced me to her.”
After his act, Guetta tweeted: “My first time playing in India — I wasn’t sure what to expect but tonight blew my mind.” The DJ also went to the club, Blue Frog, after his show.
A dream come true for fans
The two lucky winners of the ‘HT City Meet and Greet David Guetta contest by Eristoff Invasion’ — Yashaswy Ghosh and Deepanshu Dureja — met, shook hands and hugged David Guetta, before he signed autographs and got a picture clicked with them backstage, just before his performance.
“I was with God. I just couldn’t believe it,” said 13-year-old Yashaswy, who had a Maths exam the next day. “I couldn’t afford to miss this awesome opportunity,” he added. Deepanshu, a 19-year-old student, too couldn’t believe his luck. “It was something I couldn’t even dream of and it came true,” he said.
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