Our dreams became reality on March 9th, 2013 in Forum de Beyrouth as Armin van Buuren brought A State of Trance to Lebanon for the very first time with A State of Trance 600! Armin chose Lebanon to be one of the special six as well as the only country in the region to host the event of the year! From the second he began his warm-up set until the very last person standing; the intensity of the uplifting spirit was felt throughout the venue. The Expedition had the crowd roaring all night as DJ after DJ took them to a whole new state; a state of trance.
The night began with an amazing extra one hour warm –up set by Armin exclusive for the VIP, VVIP, Golden Circle, and first one thousand Main Arena ticket holders. Armin, Antillas, Andrew Rayel, Dash Berlin, John O’Callaghan and MaRLo played the most riveting sets raising the excitement level to the max. The LED screens and vivid lighting brightened the night with an astounding visual display encouraging fans to lose themselves in the music. Fireworks filled the air igniting the crowd as they danced until the early hours of the morning. T-shirts and official ASOT600 Beirut merchandise gave those who waited in the long lines the chance to relish in the full experience. The live broadcast allowed us to share the experience with millions of people around the globe, giving those who could not attend the chance to participate in this massive celebration; ASOT600BEI was trending worldwide as fans tweeted about how amazed they were every second of the show, and the good vibes were felt all over the internet, with people sharing their excitement and the ASOT love.
The crowd and number of people were outstanding as trance lovers traveled from all over the world to be a part of this piece of history. After 8 years of airing A State of Trance, MixFM is proud to have had the honor of hosting such an extravagant event and bringing so many people together.