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Video: ‘Small town’ Boise makes big-time impression on British DJs Above & Beyond

When veteran progressive trance trio Above & Beyond made its Idaho debut March 19 at the Revolution Center, nobody was quite sure just how big the concert would be.

Sure, the British group sold out Madison Square Garden last year. But this was Garden City.

Not only did the two-hour show sell out the 2,200-capacity RevCenter, it made a powerful impression on the band members.

If you’re not a part of — or even vaguely attracted to — the electronic dance music scene, it’s difficult to grasp the joy and euphoria that flows at some of these events.

This video about the Garden City concert is an excellent snapshot into the inspirational, human side of a culture that often feels mechanized and sterile to outsiders.

Plus, it’s just pretty cool.