Concert Report: Cosmic Gate (The Vanguard)

That shield on the side of the building has carried several names over the past decades including Club at Firestone, Firestone Live, Venue 578 and now The Vanguard. However you know it, it remains as it’s always been, Orlando’s de facto leader in international DJ entertainment!
To snag a spot at the barrier, you have to arrive early. We did and there was just a handful on the floor.
When they’re doing a Trance night at The Vanguard, you have to have one of the best openers in the business playing.
And that would be Miami-based DJ Luccio (USA).
He had the crowd swaying with his mostly non-vocal Trance set.
Luccio had played on the stereoBLOOM Stage at Electric Daisy Carnival-Orlando in 2021. The lineup for the 2023 edition of EDC-Orlando should drop in July but you can get your tickets now here.
Dance floor was getting packed as midnight approached.
And then, there they were!
DJ duo Cosmic Gate (D)
DJ Claus Terhöven and DJ Stefan Bossems are Cosmic Gate!
They opened with a couple non-vocal Trance songs but then played a lot of vocal Trance after that.
They had the crowd bouncing.
That look you get from great Trance!
We’ve seen larger crowds at The Vanguard but the place was hardly empty!
The Orlando Trance Family was in attendance including World Famous Shawn Fenn and Kristi.
And the Cosmic Gate Fan Club.
Teddy Ruxpin?
Fun at the barrier!
Cosmic Gate brought an interesting graphics package with them.
Lots of different looks!
And the lasers were flying.
A lot!
Packed to the rafters.
The next big Trance event taking place in Orlando will be “Lost In Trancelation” at Bikkuri Lounge on Friday, June 9th ft. DJ Ben Gold (GB), Suzy Solar (USA) and Robb Blak (USA). Very limited capacity so get your tickets here right now.
At The Vanguard Orlando last night, a good time was had by all.