Tomorrowland 2013: Nervo, Bassjackers Take Us Onstage For Day 1!

MTV News lands in Belgium and goes behind the scenes with Steve Aoki, catches Tiesto's fiery set and much more in our social recap.

BOOM, Belgium — Spirits were unsurprisingly high on the first day of Tomorrowland, which kicked off officially on a rainy Friday.

With tickets having sold out at a rapid clip, the 180,000 festivalgoers who snagged admission had every reason to be amped about gaining entry to Europe’s largest EDM event. (Those lucky enough to board one of the 29 Tomorrowland-themed flights that landed at the Brussels terminal got the festivities started early.) But dance fans that couldn’t make it to Boom could still get in on the action as DJs and attendees shared their personal experience for friends and the world on their social feeds.

MTV News is on the ground and we got you a snapshot of some of the best moments from Day 1!

With its 2013 theme pegged as The Arising of Life, Tomorrowland was getting lots of love on kickoff day. We know this if only because of the sheer number of hearts that were included in tweets. (Even DJ Otto Knows showed his sweet side!)

And we can’t blame them: The Tomorrowland grounds are incredibly beautiful as MTV News learned when Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike gave us a sneak peek at the highly anticipated designs for the event’s 15 unique, fantasy-themed stages. In fact, with more stages than you can count on two hands, the biggest problem for festivalgoers was probably choosing which DJ sets to attend.

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