The news broke early in the afternoon on a dreary Saturday that the iconic Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in April 2014. Hosting a multitude of concerts and shows for over ninety years in New York City. This news left many concertgoers in a disappointed shock. Although upon arrival, two hours prior to doors opening the mass of hundreds of highly enthusiastic fans stretched to the end of the block. Ready and raring for the Bingo Players to “Rattle and Roll” through the sold out venue. By 8:30 pm EST (a half hour before doors opened) the enormity of the line was astonishing. Stretching over two blocks long with now thousands of high-spirited fans lifting the gloom from the day, as if Roseland Ballroom was opening its doors for its first show ever.
As fans entered Roseland Ballroom they were greeted by the music of Carl Tricks who is responsible for the song “Say What Now” that had people dancing their way onto a rapidly growing dance floor. Next up was, DJ MakJ who delivered banger after banger, such as; Nicky Romero’s “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat” and his own very own single “Springen” off of “Hysteria Records”. Although still early in the night had the heat was getting turned up for the soon to perform BassJackers. Only after MakJ put his foot down and let New York know he was more the capable of rocking a sold out crowd.
Bassjackers wasted no time taking the decks by storm. Stepping up to the plate previewing their newest untitled single with Jordy Dazz. Although a plethora of fans were still making their entrance into the already packed Roseland Ballroom floor Bassjackers was slaying person after person with incredible drops that kept fans eagerly wanting more after dropping Icona pops “I love It” mixed with their single “Crackin” that had a huge crowd jumping out of their shoes. Only to humble the crowd with the beat of Tiesto’s “Abadagio for strings” faintly growing in the background that broke into the Blasterjaxx Remix. Properly setting up what was already a memorable night.
As Bassjackers exited the stage and the lights still down. A hum came from the speakers and the lights drew on the LED screen, which flickered the Bingo Players trademark logo. Green beams of light stretched from the stage to the ceiling of a sold out and packed to capacity venue. Then the soft sound of Bingo Players “Out of My Mind” breathed upon the sold out and in awe fans, which turned into an opener that set the tone for a recklessly fun and electrifying night. Only for Bingo Players to dish out monster track after monster track, including; mash up of “Cold as Ice” into TJR’s “What’s Up Suckaz”, “L’amour” a Bingo Player classic. Martin Garrix vs. Nirvana “Smells Like Animals” that was hitting the spot for every fan in the building. Only for the heat to get turned up with Lana Del Ray’s Summer Time Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) and closing the night with another massive track by Showtek feat. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson’s – “Booyah”.
As if the crowd didn’t have enough after Maarten thanked the exuberant crowd for all of their energy, love, and support. They replied with cheers of an encore. Which in short time was met with Bingo Players biggest hit single “Rattle”. The night was filled with vibrant and overly enthusiastic fans bringing an energy that the walls of the soon closing Roseland Ballroom will yet forget.