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Van Buuren's beats, Gambino's boasts satisfy young Preakness crowd
Van Buuren's beats, Gambino's boasts satisfy young Preakness crowd

The Preakness InfieldFest — the all-day music event leading up to the big race — was billed as a concert, but during Armin van Buuren's 90-minute headlining set on Saturday afternoon, the scene looked more like a high-intensity workout. Fans were in perpetual motion as the Dutch electronic dance music star played a briskly moving set of his trademark EDM subgenre, trance. To the uninitiated, van Buuren's set of patient buildups and their eventual cathartic releases could feel like an exercise in repetition. But the physicality of the music seemed to appeal to the largely twenty-something crowd. The bass drop — when the music temporarily stops and then crashes...

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