On Saturday, EDM fans in South Florida and across the globe partied to beats of world famous DJ David Guetta, and it was all for a good cause.
Guetta, in partnership with the Miami Downtown Development Authority, turned up the volume at Icon Brickell to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.
The two-hour concert was intended to be an online dance party first and foremost, with fans watching on Guetta’s social media pages to be a part of the virtual fun. While some Downtown Miami residents were able to watch the show from their balconies, others made the journey to watch the action unfold live.
More than 200 Miami residents crowded together on the streets to hear the echoes of the blasting EDM music and the Miami police weren’t having it. They reportedly dispersed crowds violating social distancing guidelines, but no arrests were made. Florida has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people during the pandemic.
The concert raised $700,000, Guetta said in a Facebook post Sunday. According to The Miami Herald, the money will go towards four organizations, including; World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund and Feeding South Florida, which will help fund more than one million meals in the area.
“I’m still buzzing from what was an incredible night shared with many,” Guetta shared. “Thank you to everyone who joined and to those who were able to donate. Although this is a very unusual time, it was magical to connect with you all through music last night. Most importantly, we’ve raised money that will help those who need it most.”