Is this a new thing? I swear I've read something similar to this before.
To be fair, whether you're a trance fan or not, it's an interesting debate. I have a lot of respect for PvD, Ferry Corsten and Armin Van Buuren and even some lingering apperciation for Tiesto, particularly for what he gave to trance in the late 90s, early 00s. But I've never done DJ worship. I don't do worship of any artist. Dance music has never been about one guy.... If any of you remember when Alan Partridge met his number one fan, Ged, then that's how I sort of view DJ worship... with a smile and a face palm.
But I suppose it does raise an interesting catch 22 for a trance fan like myself. On the one hand I wish the Tiesto worshippers could look beyond him and actually discover more (if you like, better) trance/house music, to not be so brainwashed, as this thread puts it. But at the same time, it's that wild and unecessary hype, which is blown out of all proportion, that idolisation of a brand name, that generates those huge crowds and white hot atmospheres.
I've said before in previous topics, I could name countless trance DJs who I'd rather see than Tiesto but only Tiesto could make Monday nights at Privilege as memorable as everyone's saying they are. At least, that's what I felt after Creamfields last year. I've never seen scenes like it... I'm sure it'll be similar at Privilege. And those scenes just wouldn't have been possible without the widely, and wrongly, held opinion that "he's the No. 1 DJ in the world!"