David Guetta kicked off 2019 with a bang, playing host to over 4,000 New Yorkers who showed up to Brooklyn Navy Yard on the eve of the New Year to rage with the legendary French DJ.
Guetta’s mix for the night was decidedly house-music focused, as he played a fresh mix of his biggest hits like “Flames,” “Like I Do,” & “Drive,” and mixed in other top house tracks like Camelphat’s new single “Breathe” and countless other songs that listeners know the tune of without knowing the specific name.
Throughout the night, Guetta never let up on the energy, constantly bringing a barrage of room-shaking bass and synth to keep everyone dancing. The crowd, outfitted in New Year’s attire, costumes, and LED-clad accessories packed the former Naval Shipyard warehouse from the very start of the night; Weiss opened to a near full-house from 10:00 pm – 12:00 am, and concert-goers didn’t leave till the early morning hours as Tom Staar & David Guetta closed out the night.
Perhaps the most striking and impressive part of the entire performance was the lighting & production that fans were treated to, courtesy of Light & Life. Hovering over the entire venue in rectangular arches were beams of LED lighting that lit up over the audience, synchronized with every beat throughout the night, along with track lighting that extended all the way from the front stage to halfway through the warehouse. There was also plenty of smoke cannon moments, including at midnight when they shot confetti out over the crowd to ring in 2019.
You can see the impressive lighting and production in the gallery & highlight video below, provided by New York-based photographer Mike Poselski for Light & Life.