So, as pre hyped, Tiesto spun at Ministry of Sound last friday.
As the cover charge was from a range of $38 (pre party) to $42 (door) I did not manage to get many friends along. Despite the price of the cover charge, the queueing quite possibly started around dinner time at 6am. I arrived at 8am to a pretty long line.
Blame the lack of knowledge of the lower ranked security lackeys, I was directed to join the main queue instead of making use of the student membership that I was given. All in all, the queue moved pretty quickly when the doors were opened, so I couldn’t really complain much.
Vodka Redbulls were going 1 for 1s the whole night, so there wasn’t much a problem with the choice of poison. By the time Daimain Saint started openning for Tiesto, I think I was sufficiently high.
Now I must say, I have never seen MoS that crowded before. The air conditioning was positively losing the war to keep the guests cool. Hell, it leaked onto me quite a few times. The only other places that were rather cooling were places that Tiesto wasn’t at – Studio54, Pure, Smoove, etc.
It was pretty amusing to see the always packed Smoove be reduced to the look of a night spent spinning classical music instead of its famous RnB. In fact, I positively felt that Zouk made a loss that very day.
All in all, the music was goddamn awesome. He lived up to and possibly pushed beyond the limit of the hype. Heck, the worst I can probably say is that he sounded like any of his CDs… perfect.
Tiesto, do come back to Singapore again, this time I’d be sure to book a table. Ministry of Sound (Singapore), frigging awesome job.