I am usually not really interested in poll results, but this year I happened to see a video of Guetta performing live in the DJ Mag award ceremony. I recall thinking that something doesn’t look right, he was looking very uncomfortable and it appeared that the crowd wasn’t dancing much, something was wrong…
A few days later I came to know what happened and saw some footage from the "party". The crowd literally booed at Guetta when he was announced #1.
I can understand that the crowd consisting mostly of Armin van Buuren’s fanclub plays an important role in that, but still – anybody serious in this industry knows that David Guetta is THE world’s most popular DJ, and he is from 2010, if not 2009. I mean it’s a fact, you can go almost in any country in some small village in the jungle or whatever - you will hear his tracks!
The people booing only show their ignorance, lack of respect and absolute shamelessness. I really admire Guetta for staying that calm and humble, I can only imagine how hard and humiliating that night might have been for him. Beside, the organizers didn’t really seem to do anything to avoid that, it seems like such a dull and awkward atmosphere, very cold with a total lack of any party vibe...
Although I might not be a very big fan of David Guetta’s music, I can acknowledge his accomplishments and respect him as a person for his hard work along the years. And getting that #1 award is absolutely deserved in my opinion.
The irony in all this is that Guetta might probably be one of the few DJs on that poll who didn’t "cheat" and really deserves his position.
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/v/rhZ4vOktdqc