Thursday, July 05, 2007

I'm with Hal; until a couple months ago, I had never heard of Tiesto. In my ignorance, I was unaware that he is "the best DJ in the World", an honor bestowed on him 3 consecutive times by DJ Magazine (a rag we all read, I'm sure). And to the ultimate chagrin of one of my friends, I was not planning to attend the Tiesto electro/trance party in Petra (gasp!).

I'm not sure I understand the drive that compels thousands of people to pay huge bucks and travel a lot of hours just to see some dude play other people's music. It's not like the guy is U2 or Van Halen. I might make the pilgrimage if either of those two bands came to town, but I couldn't give a flying flip about a DJ with a stupid name.


Blogger Qwaider قويدر said...

I'm not sure why people take it to these extremes
I love Tiesto myself. And have been following his career for a long time. But wouldn't shove it down people's throats.

I think people just want you to come along and enjoy the fun :)

7/05/2007 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Hamzeh N. said...

lol, actually it takes more skills than just "playing other people's music". Personally, if I were in Jordan I would have gone. Someone here told me it was going to be another "open bar" event, which is an automatic "No" for me, because the prices tend to be high in those events to cover the cost of alcohol which I don't drink.

But the ticket for this is JD50, which I think is reasonable after checking out the event details. Tiesto is an excellent DJ and I think it would be worth the money. Also, it comes just one day before the closing of the voting for the new 7 wonders, so it must feel really nice to be partying near Petra before it wins :D

7/05/2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger Saned! said...

I totally agree about the whole playing-someone else's music part. But I think people are more excited about the whole experience..music in the desert, dancing, the booze...the ultimate Arabian Night...

ps. I'm not going :)

7/05/2007 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Najeeb said...

untill today i didnt hear of the guy Tiesto., a guy came to me and asked me if am not going , so i asked to where and he said , u DONT know, Tiesto. is comming, fa i said Tiesto. who??
and suddenly am not cool anymore
i really dont know the guy
they say that the tickets are 116 JDs for a table , or a 85 for standing

7/05/2007 10:43 PM  
Blogger Moey said...


7/06/2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger Ammar said...

Yeah..well I've been invited to the thing by a friend..who was campaigning to get me to get more ppl to come..but since I'm in London..and the probability of me becoming PM instead of Gordon Brown was much higher than me going to amman to attend a party by a DJ called Tiesto..I just said naaaaaaaaaaa..cuz saying no is not worth it!

The reason people are all hyped up about going was the usual, so besides the point of no one knowing what a Tiesto is, I just found out it was the dude's name btw..it was some kind of a fancy italian Toaster for all I know!..so if everybody's talking about it then it must be Cool! its even way cooler to be seen there..and then talk about being there for the next year or so...until another "cool" thing comes along!

7/06/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger mm said...

ahahaha..this reminds me of my cousin. Im sure she is on her way to Petra right now. wouldnt waste a penny on tiesto (what kinda name is that anyway?!). never heard of him..and dont care either

7/07/2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger No_Angel said...

Well yes us jordanians are hype fiends so it is expected not to know who tiesto is or what kind of thing he does. honestly the price for the ticket is not much, but the travel expenses are the huge chunk of the cost.
now as for playing other people's music that is not entirely true, think of it as half of the music are covers and the other is jamming.
Btw he has some of the best ambient tracks ever so its not entirely hard hitting beats like u assume, and it takes skill to do what he does. check out his music i think u'll change your opinion of you like ambient music.
To be honest it was great, alot better than i expected even though the organization of the event dragged u through hell and back a few times.

7/07/2007 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yikes dave! what's with the crotchety old geezer routine?? ;)

seems a bit harsh to attack other people's tastes in music, and to dismiss the dj as simply playing other people's stuff...there's much more to it than that - better to know at least a little bit about it before condemning it!

(granted, tiesto is an acquired taste that i myself have yet to acquire, but still...) :)

7/08/2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Rambling Hal said...


7/11/2007 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Ahmad Humeid said...

I was actually toying with the idea to go, and I am even an older geezer than the author of this blog. What's the problem with his name? Come on people.

One of his instrumentals, Adagio for Strings (adapted from the classic by Samuel Barber) is a really cool piece of electronic music. From Wikipedia; "It was on hearing Tiesto's version of the piece that led to him being asked to perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games"

7/22/2007 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would give anything to see him in such a setting. I know it is your opinion... but stupid is hardly the right word to describe his DJ name..anyway hope you enjoyed he is good.

10/04/2007 9:09 PM  

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