Happy 2012 Everyone! Rio de Janeiro, just broke another record when hosting 2,5 million people at the legendary Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Below a HD Video of the Fireworks of the Copacabana Party too. How was the party like? Let us see how this all happened!
Astonished 2.5 million people attended the party which had 30 attractions divided among the four stages from the edge of Leme to Copacabana. Peace, joy and relaxation, beyond the novelty of cinematographic fireworks, marked the arrival of 2012 on Copacabana Beach - the largest outdoor event in the world - and also welcomed foreigners to the UN Rio+20 World Conference which is going to happen in Rio de Janeiro, between the 20th and 22nd of June, to discuss the environmental future of the planet.
About 2.5 million people from Rio de Janeiro, other Brazilian states, added from tourists from the most diverse corners of the world, according to estimates from the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro, were joyfully present at the Copacabana Beach, where about 30 artists performed.
According to the Special Secretary of Tourism of Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Pedro Figueira de Mello, the event's goal was met: "With the help of the population, we can make a good party, civilized and more environmentally conscious. Local and foreign audience showed sympathy and adherence to our campaign for a more sustainable planet. A party with the Carioca style", said Antonio Pedro.
One of the most beautiful highlights of the night was the “music synchronized with the fireworks”, signed by DJ John Brazil soundtrack, packed with Beatles and mergers of classical music and Brazilian MPB. Among the songs played by the DJ, stood out "All you need is love", from the Beatles, and "Samba do Avião" by Tom Jobim. The elements of nature were the inspiration for “synchronized fireworks”, seen in six phases and 16 minutes.
In the “Sun Stage”, among the four stages, John Brazil opened the night and put the entire crowd to dance to their “mash-ups”, a technique that mixes two different rhythms of music within the stage. The master of ceremonies was the Brazilian actor Octaviano, who took in good humor and irreverence, the crowd in front of the stage.
There, throughout the night were also displayed more than 50 images of projections static and moving. The singer Brazilian Samba singer and composer Beth Carvalho, who just launched a new album, entertained the audience with hits like " Coisinha do Pai” and "Andança" as well as new songs.
O Rappa Group also made the audience dance to such hits as "Pescador de Ilusões" and "Minha Alma" and Latino, who recorded a DVD during his show, set fire to the stage with his "kuduro", rhythm directly inspired from Angola for the 2012 New Year's Eve in Copacabana. Already January 1, considered the greatest DJ in the world, Frenchman David Guetta, was one of the main international attractions of the night, took the stage and made the festival audience go wild, playing some of his hits like "I've got a feeling." The party ended in samba, after 3 am, with the Beija-Flor Samba-School, Rio's 2011 Carnival Champion.
On the “Water Stage”, in front of the Santa Clara Street, attractions who electrified the audience were the Brazilian 80´s Rock band “Blitz”, Moraes Moreira MPB composer and “Sargento Pimenta e Baia” samba mix group, and another important Samba-School from Rio.
Surely, it was a magical event, one who 2.5 million people will not forget for a long time!