Barcelona – In Winter
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BARCELONA WINTER 2014
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Once you have been to Barcelona, you automatically fall in love. Everybody fall in love of Barcelona. And then, you fell like you always have to come back.
Again and again. And again…
That’s how some days ago I took a flight Bordeaux-Barcelona to see the missing faces, to walk through those streets and to party -a little bit- in its clubs and feel this incomparable energy. In short, I went to try my luck once again in Barcelona.
The goal was for me to prove one more time my availability of party marathoning, to collect the maximum of information and then, to compare them just right for you.
After a quick listing, new record sets:
In 6 nights, I attended to 10 different parties!
(And I also saw the light of the day and I also missed my flight back… Yes nobody is invincible finally…)
A WINTER SEASON IN Barcelona:
After having enjoyed already 5 months in total in Barcelona but spread over two summer seasons -2013 & 2014- I though everything was more or less fixed. I mean, the Sagrada Familia is still here, still under construction and you will always find this fresh air coming from the sea, the one that makes you fell in holiday immediately when you arrive in town.
This time I really realised how much Barcelona is constantly into the move.
By the way, everybody is into the move.
You can observe new ties of friendship and alliances, some people who won’t speak to each other anymore; some who are planning to leave the city meanwhile other ones just arrived…
When I start my journey there, of course I heard about parties I already knew. But I was not prepared to hear about so many new parties and so many new ideas and concepts in development.
To everyone reading those words: I can promise that some super cool parties are designed in the secret for the near or less near future at this moment!
Those days, you can clearly feel that the people get excited. For sure that’s because the Sonar and Off Sonar is getting closer… Tic tac tic tac! Who will organise the best events?! Everything about the Sonar and Off Sonar has to be kept as a secret for now but you can clearly feel that everyone is preparing huge events and we loooove that!
Let’s talk more about parties:
Barcelona has two faces. Or should I say two seasons.
I’ll say that you have this winter face and the summer face. The summer season starts with the Primavera Sound festival, then, followed by the Sonar which animates the all city and then comes every summer special residencies.
It’s like Amsterdam during or not the Amsterdam Dance Event. That’s always quite different.
To understand the party rules of Barcelona maybe I need to explain the following statement. In Barcelona, you know that the party will be good by checking which events organization powered it.
In Paris for example that’s very different. You know you are at the right place when you go to one of the best clubs in town of underground music like: la Concrete, le Rex, la Machine du Moulin Rouge, le Showcase, le ZigZag etc…
In Barcelona I clearly advise you to take your first look at the event organizer before the name of the club or place to be sure of your choice.
HOW TO BE TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL IN Barcelona:
Tuesday 11th of November:
CRAPPY (BASS) at Sala Apolo with Tracy Recordings
BLUECUBE RECORDS SHOWCASE at Macarena
RECKON at Bloc
DR DOU + KODEMA Bar
CLUB 4 at City Hall
LOUD SHOWCASE at Macarena
FOUN at The Apartment
WHITE MONKY at City Hall
MIRA FESTIVAL at Razzmatazz
PUTIS! SHOWCASE at Puerto Hurraco
INSANE x FACT at Pacha Barcelona
Once again my week in Barcelona have been so enriching. So many beautiful people are working hard everyday to make live the underground scene. When you decide to go party or to hear good music you always have to make some difficult choices. And this, every single day of the week. Depends what is your type of music or what kind of party you like, here in Barcelona you will always find something to fit exactly to your expectations.
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.