Once again, the diminutive Mediterranean island with a big personality, has lived up to all expectations in 2013. A turbulent season of change, a passing of the old guard to the new, and the islands upwardly mobile social status have been the noticeable trends of the year. Very rich people (VRP) are replacing the VIP tag, with the Russians flashing their roubles in a flamboyant and big spending style. Top end restaurants and clubs are booked out with free spending clients with a taste for only the best. In club politics, tiffs and infighting remain the norm but unlike previous years, some are becoming public affairs. A business friendly Ibiza continues to attract investment with over developmental damage to the islands fragile ecosystem, fast becoming a real threat to its unique personality. The dominance of House music is also being threatened by the deep tech sounds of Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin and the fresh bass music beats of the Together party at Amnesia, which was the islands best club musically in 2013. Below are some of my personal moments of Ibiza 2013……a monumental year in Ibiza history.

Should Have Gone To Specsavers Moment
Melissa Reid and Michaella Mc Collum confuse a drug run for an all expenses paid Holiday in Peru.
Now you see me now you dont – Avicci disappears in Booom.
Simon Dunmore mistakes fire extinguisher for Tear Gas canister in Booom
Leonardo DiCaprios Ibiza Holiday hairstyle.
Cafe Del Mar Dubai – not quiet as it seems.

Do I smell Moments
DJ Luciano at Ushuaia
Tiesto packs his money bags for Las Vegas.
Eviction order at Booom nightclub.
New York Times article implies Ibiza is stale.

Surprise Ibiza Moments.
Pacha ejects old music program for a brand new direction.
Full page publication of legal notices in Dario De Ibiza by incoming owner of Booom building.
Purchase of MOD land by Giuseppe Cipriani for €8.1 million.
Bomba Joins Pacha website.
Guy Gerber replaces Eric Morillo @Pacha
Paris Hilton DJ residency @Amnesia
Judgement Sunday becomes Judgement Friday.

Gestapo Moments
Police pirate raid of Marco Locos Shipfaced Party at sea.
Ibiza Spotlight “Super” Forum Moderators
San Joan council threaten to ban Benirras bongo drummers
Ibiza declares war on mosquitoes.

“No Normal” Moments
David Guetta no show at Ushuaia and Pacha.
Strange Weather patterns.
Beach Sunbathing in November.
Cuddly Ushuaia Security staff.
Carl Cox absent @Space Opening Party

Costly Moments
123 Rocktronic Festival cancelled.
Rooftop parties at Ushuaia Tower.
Booom Nightclub
Ibiza’s official sound level meter stolen.
€80,000 disappears from Privilege.

Magic Ibiza Moments.
Nicholas Jarr@Destino.
Pharell Williams@Ushuaia
Loco Dice@La Marina.
Richie Hawtin Flashmob San Antonio
Marco Carola 6 hour sets@Amnesia
Together party@Amnesia.
Chic@Ibiza Rocks.
Eats Everything@Cocoon.

Ibiza Moments Forecast 2014.
Cafe Mambo 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Marco Carola@Amnesia.
New signings@Ushuaia
Destino Concept.
World Championship Speedboat and Aqua-bike racing in PDB and Ibiza town.
Clockwork Orange 20th Anniversary party@ Es Paradis.
Ants party@Ushuaia.
Space 25th Anniversary celebrations.
New Hard Rock Cafe Hotel live music gigs.
Exciting new plans for Booom building.
Giuseppe Cipriani development of €8.1 million site.
Together party @Amnesia.
Manumission 20th Anniversary celebrations.