|Dan&Fi Boteng with Roz & Richard Thornton.|
We arrived at about 1am after a few drinks at Rock Bar and joined the long guest list queue, our friends who had tickets, went straight in…..15 minutes later we joined them. The place was heaving but not over crowded, a real mixed bag of people and different nationalities, French, Spanish, English and Argentinians we spoke to them all and everyone seemed to have only one thing in mind….. to have fun! Absent were the “too cool for Skool” types, nobody was hogging the space by the DJ booth doing their best impression of, flicking flies away from their face (historically a favourite position and dance move of mine) just pure (almost) innocent fun, and dare I say frolics. The tunes ranged from soul, funk, rock and pop…. plucked from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and absent of the cheese present in those eras. All perfectly blended together by the original Pacha DJ Piti, against a background of decor, visuals and dancers in retro regalia including the original Martini girl who stood in a Martini glass whilst puffing away on a cigarette, a feast for the eyes that delighted my husband, who had never seen such a show.
Bright colours of yellow, pink, blue and red, merged into one as we boogied the night away on the main dance floor, as well as getting our groove on in the funky room; all the while adorned with huge grins on our faces! The dress code, as usual with Ibiza, was anything goes, but as Pacha seems to demand a certain air of sophistication, be mindful that bare chests and shorts is probably not a good look. To get into the spirit of the party and to adorn something hippyish, I had a cream crochet dress with platforms and felt that I fitted right in. As I always is the case in Ibiza, it’s an expense night out, a glass of soda water alone was 11 euro’s, then add in ticket price, taxi’s etc its not cheap……but this is to be expected. However cost aside, if you want a flavour of where it all began and you just want a jolly good unpretentious night, without the cheese, then this party is for you! My husband, needless to say, not only is he an Ibiza convert, but he’s also found his dancing shoes, mission accomplished!! Happy Days!
Words by Rosalyn Thornton.