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Guetta gets city grooving

More than 6,000 men and women swayed in unison like there was no tomorrow.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2012 12:42 AM IST

More than 6,000 men and women swayed in unison like there was no tomorrow.

The numbers kept swelling at David Guetta’s first India performance, held at the Leisure Valley Ground here on Friday. Excited fans gathered at the ground as early as 5 pm and eagerly waited for the world’s number one DJ.

“We wanted to make the most of it. We don’t know when he will visit India again,” said Anvita, screaming to make herself heard amid the loud music.

Unlike American heavy metal band Metallica’s show, which was cancelled last year at the same venue, Guetta’s show was well managed.

“We had ample space for the crowd,” said Neysa, an organiser.

Some 300 policemen, apart from marshals, were deployed at the venue. DCP Maheshwar Dayal was himself present at the venue apart from three women officers of the Gurgaon police.

“The city authorities have managed it much better this time,” said local Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.

While only energy drinks were available at the counter, some fans managed to sneak in liquor bottles. However, no ruckus was reported. To avoid any Metallica-like incident, triple layers of barricades were put. Also, separate enclosures were made for VIP guests.

As Guetta bid adieu, people were still swaying to the music.

“Though the crowd was a little low on energy, I loved and liked the way it was managed,” said Jason, an American who works in the city.

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