March 25, 2012
Coming straight from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Dutchman Nicky Romero acknowledged the crowd by saying, "If you missed Ultra, here is your chance to live it!" when he took over Ten Nightclub in Newport Beach. Romero has been a drummer since he was six, sp you can hear the heavy drum influence in his set through tracks like " Toulouse" and "Keyword." Ten filled up early to see what Romero had to offer, and from the looks of the crowd's response, he was phenomenal. The wild girls showed their faces when Nicky Romero opened with his mix of " Wild Ones." Sia's vocals, the blue and purple searchlights and the crowd chanting the chorus set the tone for the night. As the night progressed the Newport crowd showed that there was no force stopping them from being close to Romero in the overplayed Calvin Harris song, "Feel So Close."
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Critics Bias I walked into Ten expecting to see Nicky Romero play a hard tech house set. I am disappointed that he relapsed into a Top 40 EDM set, yet It still was a really good performance.
The Crowd By far the best looking crowd I have seen at a club. Dimes all the way around.
Overheard In the Crowd "I don't like how he's playing mainstream songs."