President Hugo Chavez threw a giant street party in the capital Caracas on the last day of campaigning before Sunday's election.
Mr Chavez made a rock star entrance throwing the crowd into a frenzy. He jogged onto the stage with both fists in the air as confetti and white smoke were blown around.
He gave a speech, played air guitar and danced and blew kisses at his supporters before leading them in singing the national anthem.
Hundreds of thousands of people dressed in red attended the event despite a tropical downpour.
Supporter Rosa Castro, who has a tattoo of Mr Chavez on her back, said he was the country's best ever president:
"He has united everybody, even the people nobody cared about before," she said.
The 58-year-old has developed a loyal following amongst the poor of Venezuela who have benefited from his free health care, subsidized food and fuel.
Some supporters arrived six hours before his address, while a few climbed trees and lamp posts to get a better view of him.
Mr Chavez has been in power for nearly 14 years despite a series of health scares.
In an interview in 2011 he confirmed he was recovering from cancer. But three months ago he declared himself fully fit for the elections.
However, this weekend's poll will prove one of his toughest yet. Mr Chavez is still the favourite but his younger rival Henrique Capriles has surged in opinion polls.
The 40-year-old state governor also drew a large following at a rally of his supporters. He says Mr Chavez is "sick with power" and it is time for him to go.