Pacha-nate about Gatecrasher -
by Jacqui De Wet
since Ibiza 1999, I have been chasing something:
an emotion, a euphoria, a high, a place of knowing…….
place that only thrillingly good music; hedonistically
good people and lusciously good fellowship could take you…..
place that lead me to Sheffield over and over and over again….
never did I think that this regular journey by British Rail would ever take me
back to the heart of the Balearics!!!
on the 21st of June 2000, Pacha – the most beautiful club on the
white island – opened its doors to Gatecrasher – an uncompromising clubbing
experience rather than just a regular club nite.
CrasherKids had, by now, been spotted, but with Gatecrasher’s Summer Festival
only 4 days prior, this should have been expected.
Sceptics were yelling ‘Sell-Out’ and ‘Money-making Exercise’, but
Wednesday nite saw Pacha jam-packed!!!!
personally only arrived at 3am. Last
minute assignment changes had me at another launch party in San Rafel. But not even the risk of being sacked could keep me away!!!!!
not really a connoisseur of Roger Sanchez, and the obvious lack of glow-sticks,
dog collars and familiar spiked heads meant the nite held a more subtle feel for
me (no concern, though, as none of the island’s other launch nites had seen
the DJ’s bringing out the Big ‘Uns either!)…..
not though, coz in Gatecrasher’s case, subtle to me would mean:
you up to; whetting your appetite
for; mischievously hinting at the
spectacularly good Gatecrasher season ahead.
residents like Roger Sanchez, John Kelly and Scott Bond, and the added bonus of
special guests like Sasha, Tall Paul, Pete Tong (one of my fave GC pop-ins) and
is absolute promise of a higher state of consciousness.
full day at my new Ibiza Town office, frolics at Renaissance and letting it rip
all too hard at Pacha, meant I only lasted till about 12pm at Space, just before
John Kelly was about to play. Having
never made it to BED, I flopped out at Bora Bora to soak in the sun, the
euphoria and the pleasure of being able to say:
only one way to Gatecrash(er) a Party!!!!