The eardrum-splitting bassline throbbed throughout as this wiz of electronic dance and house music stabbed the air, smiled affably, urged the Belfast crowd to get their hands in the air while exuding cool, even when the lyrics were a bit naff.
When he dropped dance-pop ballads like Titanium (which everyone seemed to know and love), Turn Me On, as brilliant an offering as this genre can produce, or latest release – now No.1 in the UK charts – Lovers On The Sun (featuring Sam Martin) he was at his strongest, the stage lit up with neon, flames, pop art style cartoons and ever changing fluoro lights.
The mostly teenage Belfast crowd belted out choruses and went absolutely bonkers as they bounced to the beat, arms waving and the ground vibrated like a miniature earthquake as Guetta reprised his latest number one.
A novel remix of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit morphed brilliantly into The Prodigy, then into his own tune Why Does It Feel So Good To Be Bad – Guetta is clearly a genius of mixing magic.
And that's why people listen to Guetta more than any other DJ; he understands the primal appeal of beats that make your need to dance dementedly urgent.
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