Well for better or worse, the came, they raved, they loved… and they left. Perhaps the most hyped set of our time, the final act at Ultra Music Festival this year was the final farewell for the Swedish House Mafia. As fans climbed porta-pottys and jumped barb wired fences, the three Swedes kicked off the set with “Greyhound” to no one’s surprise. The pyrotechnics didn’t stop as they crushed through songs like “Calling,” “One” and “From Miami 2 Ibiza.” The set was standard SHM, but did you really want anything else. Yes, you could probably predict that they would close with ”Save the World” and “Don’t You Worry Child,” but it really didn’t matter. It is what you come to expect, and when you experience it first hand you really wouldn’t want it any other way.
I will enjoy this set as I think back to when I saw them for the first time, first screaming out the beat to “One” fully experiencing dance music and all that it can offer. Hopefully, in the end, they do stay retired. Allowing all of us to hold onto those memories of where we were and who we were with when we saw the legendary Swedish House Mafia.