You know you've finally cracked it when you get home feeling like that .Instead of feeling burnt out when I got home I felt like I'd had a proper break and was a different person to the one who left Bristol that Monday morning!
Roll on September 12 weeks tomorrow and I'm back on the magical island!!
Well put - and I think pretty much bang on.yes, epic stuff!
in response to this bit:
I reflected on afterwards as the special magic which seems to happen so often in Ibiza. Does the island just draw the like-minded together or does it catalyze a loss of inhibition and "guard" so people show who they really are without regard to convention, background or any other barriers ?
I'd say it's a bit of both - most of the IBZ people I've met via the internet have been pretty cool because there's already a lot of goodwill and a recognition that there is something immensely fun and eccentric about all of this. (tho always interesting explaining to real-life folk that you're meeting people off the internet... )
I'm not sure if there is a uniquely IBZ thing but I'm sure the environment does help. I became pals with some ultra-cynical Londoners in 2010 at the Ashram, people who would probably ordinarily have had nothing to do with me. maybe the setting, the chemicals (?), the music, the sunset were all a factor in loosening people up or maybe people just naturally let go outside the comfort zone? I dunno. In my case some of the same ingredients exist on the mainland but because I work there, you're more constrained by the normal life rules. It isn't quite the same even though BCN and IBZ share much in common.
I think IBZ perhaps brings out your inner-hippy in ways other places do not
I forgot how long they take to do with the media handling also ... but you know - my memory isn't as sharp as it was a few years ago, age is a terrible thing in some ways. If I don't write it down these days it can get lost forever all too soon !! Big up Spotlight for hosting this stuff .Good to know your long and detailed reviews are back, I missed them... and nice to see you once again!