The last night of MEO Kalorama was marked by the performances of Nick Cave and Peaches. The first shivered, the second burst. In the end, Disclosure turned Bela Vista’s lawn into a huge, lively dance floor. Over the three days of the festival, 112,000 people attended. For the year there’s more.
Nick Cave was on stage for 2 hours and 20 minutes. When he entered, much of the audience was still recovering from yet another energetic and uninhibited performance by Peaches on the Colina Stage. The chords of “Ready For Love” were drawing people to the bottom of the hill. Gradually, the audience composed itself, but it fell far short of what it had been the day before with Arctic Monkeys or the day before with Chemichal Brothers. After two beatings, this time the grass of Bela Vista was going to have some respite. At least until the arrival of Disclosure.
The English brothers brought back to the front of the stage the young people indifferent to Nick Cave and there were many. On the last day, it was not sold out but it was close to that. Until 2:00 am – essential closing time, religiously observed every day – many thousands of people said goodbye to Kalorama dancing effusively to the sound of a house tailored for big events, with fat beats and very pop synthesizers. A clear antithesis of the previous and melancholy tenant of the MEO stage.