Tomorrowland UNITE went live in South Africa and we all headed to the Dome to witness this.
As you walked into the Dome, it immediately felt like it was a very big night club. The local artist were very good, Tim ODV and Ricardo da Costa being my favourite. After DJ Fresh played, we were connected to Belgium. At first, it felt like a very big gathering for people to watch a live stream of another event taking place but soon, we felt like part of the Tomorrowland UNITE family. There were a few connection issues but that was to be expected considering it was a live stream. I didn’t enjoy the crazy visual effects during the DJ sets because it created a feeling as if the videos were pre-recorded.
I do wish a lot more people were there because the turnout was average and I really wouldn’t want this to be a once-off thing but repeated yearly. I wasn’t excited to be at the Dome for this event but it did help with the weather. I do wish they had utilized Nasrec and built a really big stage, where they could have used the effects to their fullest, everything felt half utilised. I’m not saying the stage was bad, it looked really good, I just know it could have been way better if it was built outside.
Still not a fan of the limited drinks part but it’s okay because we were there for the music and overall experience. Tomorrowland UNITE has really driven me to someday attend Tomorrowland in Belgium. I hope to catch Nicky Romero play live, I enjoyed his Tomorrowland set.