SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Though downtown's nightlife was shuttered Saturday amid stay at home orders, a local DJ delivered a night filled with music for locals.
DJ IAMNOEL gave residents in San Diego's high rises a show, performing a brief concert from his balcony.
Video posted to NOEL's Instagram showed the faith-based musician performing to nearby residents who watched, danced, and cheered from their balconies and shared the scene across social media.
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San Diego never sounded so good! Last night I took a step of faith. Inspired by watching Italy and our friends around the world. I set up my DJ equipment on the patio of one of our beautiful downtown hi rises. * * * To be honest I was a little nervous about doing this but when you surround yourself with people that believe in you magic happens. * * * San Diego is my home. This city has poured into me for so long. Given me a platform to grow, share, give and shine. I am beyond grateful. * * * Thank you to all the frontline workers, and the selfless healthcare people that are sacrificing for us through this. We applaud you, we appreciate you and we love you! * * * I would not want to be quarantined in any other city! We are going to make it. Push through and don't give up. See you on the other side of our Victory. We were born to WIN! * * * IAMNOEL | 🖤🙏🏽☝🏽
"Putting the brief show on was breathtaking," NOEL said. "Everyone was singing the songs and watching all of them in their respective buildings dance and light up was so beautiful. I felt honored to be divinely chosen to do this."
NOEL said seeing how residents in countries like Italy have responded to staying inside inspired him to bring that energy to San Diego.
"I was inspired to put the show together because I wanted to give back in some way," NOEL said. "Other countries around the world inspired me, most especially Italy. Watching them celebrate first responders, frontline people, and healthcare workers was so inspiring."
The musician said he plans to perform from his home every Saturday at 8 p.m., after neighbors celebrate frontline workers during the pandemic by cheering from their homes.