The venue was starting to fill up by the time the two local DJ acts finished warming up the crowd. Various members of the large swarm wore their Halloween costumes accompanied with glow sticks and a few of them watched the acts among the crowd such as a young woman dancing with a glowing hula hoop and a young man waving his colorful glow-in-the-dark fingered gloves around.
Soon enough, the Electric Factory was enveloped in darkness when suddenly, Nero’s large stand unleashed a very blinding white light as the crowd began to cheer and chant their name. The two DJs, Dan Stephens and Joe Ray were the first to make their presence known, both encouraging everyone to clap along to the beat. The last to arrive was the vocalist herself, Alana Watson. Not a moment was wasted as they kicked off their set with “Satisfy,” “Innocence,” “Dark Skies,” and “Guilt.” These songs were accompanied by fantastic visuals on Stephens’ and Ray’s stand as they continued to drop the beats and bringing this wild night to a whole new level. Nero was far from over…they were just getting warmed up.
The throng of EDM followers danced along and quite a few formed a dance off circle, revealing what tricks they had up their sleeves. After the compilation of “Doomsday / Fugue State / Etude / Won’t You Be There,” “Circles,” and “Tonight,” Nero played their Grammy-winning song, “Promises,” the original mix and the Skrillex rendition. Following was “Reaching Out,” “Un,” “What Does Love Mean,” and “It Comes and It Goes.” The venue continued to be lit up by the various bright and colorful lights projecting from Nero’s stand. They continued with “Two Minds,” “Crush on You,” and “Must Be the Feeling.”
The night progressed as Nero continued to rock the Electric Factory, but their set was sadly coming to an end. They ended their perfectly constructed set with “Into the Past,” “Into the Night,” “Departure,” and saving the best for last, “Me and You.” The crowd then bustled their way out of the venue and into the cold dark night, raving about how incredible the show was.
Overall, it was a night to remember. From Dan Stephens’ and Joe Ray’s sick bass dropping to Alana Watson’s beautiful vocals complementing the music, this EDM group is one that must be heard and seen live. Be sure to check out their future tour dates and their latest album, Between II Worlds, this is a show you don’t want to miss!