Not only one of the weirdest things I have ever been to, but also one of the coolest.
At 6:50 pm the station hall looked like it normally looks, at 6:52:50 pm people started to count down, and at 6:53 pm hundreds of people were dancing to their iPod’s, mobile phones or whatever other gadget with music in it. It was awesome. There were posh women on pumps, (friendly) skinheads headbanging, disco kings and queens, young people and older people: the whole station was filled with people dancing. If I was slightly hesitating in the beginning, I wasn’t anymore after about 2 minutes, everybody danced, and I had carefully selected tracks that would get my feet moving no matter what.
The weirdest thing was taking your earphones off for a short while. You could see a station filled with people dancing like crazy, but it was absolutely quiet, apart from the train information man calling out some train departures now and then. Surreal! I managed to keep dancing until about 8.00 pm, and I was far from the last person leaving.
What I listened to? Well apart from danceable tracks from Mika, Scissor sisters, Abba and the Kooks, there were two gentlemen fighting a serious music battle in my ears, as I had both Steffen Brandt and Billy Mack (it’s always Christmas in my iPod) programmed too. It made me realize how much I miss tv-2 concerts, but with the volume on soon-to-be-deaf listening to one of their live concerts, it nearly felt as being to one. I forgot everything about how silly it must have looked for people just passing not knowing what was going on.
Overall the atmosphere was fantastic. There was no noise, people behaved friendly and it was great to see that music can do this much good. Love + Rock, baby.