with people saying the clubs were a bit quieter this year but statistics claiming that more people actually went to Ibiza.Could it be that more people are enjoying the indie scene,from what ive heard loads of people attended ibiza rocks concerts.My kids are not clubbers but had the best ever night at the Zutons(their words)They cant wait for next years line up.
I think we've went way off the initial point that was made in the beginning of the post.
I think in some respects Ibiza Rocks has had a positive effect on the Island, for a start it appeals to a wider audience. It has brought Indie/Rock kids who typically would not have considered going to Ibiza because of it's reputation for being a "clubbing"capital to the island. I didn't go to one of these gigs this year, but I've heard that they were brilliant, and I'll definitely consider going next year.
I think the clubs were quieter, but I don't think this is directly related to the increasing popularity of Ibiza Rocks, I think you can safely point at the "credit crunch" the ridiculous costs to go out and drink in nightclubs, and also there being a greater choice of different nights to go too and perhaps direct club night competition affecting numbers, the change in the laws etc.
I think it is ridiculous to say that those who come clubbing to Ibiza spend nothing in restaraunts/supermarkets, I spent over £2k this year, I ate out every night and I don't think I night went by without me wandering about a supermarket looking for something to eat/drink etc