Let me start out by saying that I was disappointed by Paul van Dyk’s demeanour and attitude towards the crowd on Friday night. His set started out good and us punters showed him lotsa appreciation by waving, hooting and shouting. But he never acknowledged the crowd and he cut short his set by walking off abruptly. He even stuck his middle finger as he left.
There are speculations that his flight to Sydney was brought forward or that he was disappointed Metro City was not at capacity. That still doesn’t justify him showing attitude towards those of us who paid good money to come see him. In terms of professionalism and enthusiasm, Armin van Buuren totally PWNs him.
And if it wasn’t for the local supporting DJs (Adam Kelly, Kriece and Kenny L) the night would have been even worse.
You can read more about what some other people thought in these two forum threads:
WTF with PVD pulling the middle finger in the end – Teknoscape Forums
Paul van Dyk – In Between Tour @ Metro City Dec 7 – inthemix Forums
That said, here are the pictures taken on the night. I went with my usual cohorts Simon, Gary and Lydia. Lydia’s friend Sharon was also there but she left early.
All of us met people whom we know from around the place. I bumped into AJ whose picture I’ve taken before from past raves (that’s her on the right in the bottom-right photo), and made some new friends on the night as a result. 🙂
Lighting on the night was good.
Just for some variation from all the pictures of Metro City Perth that I’ve taken over the past few events, here are the various bars of the place.
Here’s the usual gallery of random punters. These friendly people and the local DJs really helped to salvage the night. If you see yourself here, feel free to download the pictures by clicking on them or going to my Flickr set which has more photos taken on the night. 🙂
And I’ll finish off with the highlight clip of the night (16:01).