So, I’ve been privileged of following Armin Van Buuren for the past 15 years. I still remember those first days at DI.FM where we could get his sets and follow him and ASOT (A State of Trance) every week. Heck! I remember ASOT#1!! That’s where it all started for me.

More recently I’ve been to ASOT Utrecth and I must say it’s started to be one of those most epic places of all, where there’s a lot of good music in just one night.

But this year was different. Maybe it was the late lineup, no warm up, or even all the big names in just one mainstage, but it felt different. And no, it wasn’t because of Van Dyk.