Private party featuring Markus Schulz? You better believe a member of the Schulz Army was in attendance! The event was the Wargaming GDC 2013 party celebrating their 15th anniversary, more info about them here http://www.wargaming.net/
The crowd inside of Ruby Skye was pretty big by the time I got in around 10:30 but by 1 am only the hard core fans had not been slayed. As Markus’ set started many people in the crowd didn’t seem to know who he was, it appeared to be their first introduction to his style of progressive trance. There was one guy who had travelled from Miami and missed him at Ultra and Mansion and was extremely happy to see him since he is such a huge fan!
Markus played a two hour set with a lot of peak hour tunes and others that he usually plays at festivals. Staples like Apache, Nothing Without Me and Loops & Tings. Instead of going down the rabbit hole a rabbit appeared for a brief moment with an appearance of the song The Man with the Red Face. Excellent saxophone in that classic track.
Markus got on the microphone at the end of his set and closed the night with, “Thank you guys for coming out. An amazing party tonight. You guys were really really great. Thank you guys so much. Thank you for having me and I can’t wait to see you somewhere out there.”
I got to speak to him for a moment (security was aggressive to get people to leave the club so he only got in a few pictures). I told him my tour de Markus had kicked off and he said, “Don’t get bored.” Getting bored seeing Markus Schulz five times within 10 days is not possible. I’ll also be at A State of Trance 600 New York, the Pacha after party, Bal en Blanc in Montreal and POP 2013 in Oakland. If you’ll be at any of those events as well look for the Schulz Army flag at each location and say hi!
Some of you may be asking, how did I get into the event? Showed up and got lucky enough just asking.