Ibiza’s coming to London for the last time EVAAAAA!

Finally! A reunion with my London chums. A proper little boogie sesh after my mid-term submissions. Can I hear an “ooooooohhhh yeeeeeehhh!”

And what a reunion it was going to be. We were going to the very last Space Ibiza event in history with Roger Sanchez headlining. Space Ibiza is renowned as the world’s number one dance club and yet it was holding an event on our door step in Greenwich’s O2 FOR THE LAST TIME EVA EVA EVAAAA…pumped doesn’t quite sum up how I felt going to this event.

So with glitter on my face and my gold trousers on I was more than ready to take on Space Ibiza!

When arriving at the Greenwich O2 we were all a little gob smacked to say the least. I think it’s safe to say it’s the biggest O2 I’ve ever seen in my life. It had restaurants, a cinema, some crazy architecture and this wacky glowing structure (whatever the hell it is)…

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Glowy thing at the O2

But no! We weren’t there for this big whopping glowing thing…so we headed much further down into Building Six where the event was actually happening.

Into the venue we went and security were tight as hell..i’m talking shoes off and everything. Military style to say the least.

FINALLY, we were in and the venue was like your standard venue but on a mass scale. ‘Twas a biggie and was rammed with people…i mean we probably got in at midnight and the place was jammed full! Sardines in a tin much.

But lets start talking about what we were all there for – THE MUSIC. All house and dance music and a lot of drops which is what we all want from a night out.

Well the bass was IN-CRED-IBLE!!! I don’t think I’ve ever felt vibrations like that before!! Clearly I just haven’t lived. Literally…in the videos you can even hear the intensity of it – just mental!

Not forgetting the motion of the lights on the stage which were soooo slick – truly mesmerising.

Then the venue itself which as I said before was massive with a balcony stretching across. This was not a night to lose your friends…there was just no way you would be lucky and stumble into them by the loos.

Then there were some sexy dancers in cages and crazy guys doing back-flips with medieval masks on…could I ask for more?

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What a happy bunch we are!

Not forgetting how awesome the outside area was! There were about 15 of these massive double bed type outside matres things (honestly can’t describe it better than that) which we could all bundle together on and snuggle cuz with it being late November time – it was nippy as hell.

As you can tell by the fat smile on my face I had such a fabby night. We stayed till 6am when it shut and had a bust up with security for not leaving in a hurry…well sooorrry, it’s not my fault these guys put on such a good night…maybe tell ’em not to do such a good job next time eh!

But alas there would be no next time…just wish we could’ve had more time together…for the peoples sake (and mine) I propose a petition be made to bring it back…BRING IT BACK, SING IT BACK…BRING IT BACK TO ME!

The bloggers who have helped me along the way!

Generally, I regard my blog as a travel blog however as a student with little money there is only so far I can travel and thus it is a blog which recounts my travels from within the UK. Its overall purpose, however, is to recount my travels when finding unique places which break away from the monotony of my usual lifestyle; whether that be a quirky bar, markets, festivals and so on.

The target audience for my blog will primarily be people much alike myself, for example, students or people on average in their late teens or 20’s – potentially even those in their 30’s. My reasoning being that I will be exploring events that interest me, that are quirky, energetic and frequently alcohol fuelled.

The three main travel blog posts that have then influenced my blog have been: Rossi Writes ‘Camden Town – On the Edge’, VickyFlipFlopTravels ’12 Reasons Why You Have to Go to Latitude Festival’ and unbrave girl ‘Chiang Mai on the Cheap: the Unbrave Girl’s Guide to (Reluctant) Budget Living‘.

What really inspired me from Rossi Writes blog post ‘Camden Town – On the Edge’ was its linear narrative structure which I wanted to replicate in my blog post about Camden as I found that this technique really helped me as the reader to visualise the steps of the blogger themselves. The blog post is also well written in terms of its depth through its use of visual imagery and depiction of the senses, for example, when she refers to the blaring of music, the intensity of the crowds and traffic, the types of people, the detailing of the buildings, the types and smells of food etc. However midway into the blog post I think she tends to talk too much about her experience as a stallholder, detracting from the purpose of the blog post. Whilst it is interesting to recount some personal experience of the area I want to make sure my blog is more succinct.

Secondly VickyFlipFlopTravels blog post ’12 Reasons Why You Have to Go to Latitude Festival’ inspired my BoomTown post with its listing. Being able to section off information like this makes it digestible to read and therefore more appealing to readers. Yet I felt it lacked the imagery and interaction with the senses which I found to be so engaging and informative in helping to build a visual landscape of the setting in Rossi Writes blog post.

Lastly the blog post ‘Chiang Mai on the Cheap: the Unbrave Girl’s Guide to (Reluctant) Budget Living’ by unbrave girl. Having followed unbrave girl for a long time I have found that consistently it is her tone of voice which is so engaging and reaches out to such a large audience. She is colloquial, witty, conversational, and by asking questions interacts with her audience. I think it will be crucial to achieve a tone of voice and personality such as this in my own blog to forge intimacy with my audience.

However I do think these blogs have missed the opportunity to put in links and alternative media e.g. video’s, in their blogs which I will make sure to do in all of my posts. I feel it helps to enhance the blogs breadth of information and also allows readers to interact further with the blog posts themselves.

Oooh so what’s this blog actually about then?

Life can be monotonous at times. And to be honest I’m fed up with it.

We never think about all the wacky things we could be doing: going to different club nights, *SHOCK HORROR* actually doing things in the day time, day festivals, markets, cocktail bars, maybe even experiencing some greenery or venturing somewhere outside of your 30 minute radius…whatever it is, I just want a break from the norm!

So my blog will be recounting my own quest into finding just about anything which I think is damn right fabulous and gets me out of the rut that I and many others have found themselves in.

As my favourite character Russel from the Disney film UP once said “ADVENTUUUUUURE IS OUT THERE” – and I intend to find it!