Loco's Shit Party is a bit of an Ibiza workers' tradition, having run for 11 years now every August near San Antonio. In the last few years, a reunion party has been held in London for workers to dance off the winter and post-Ibizan blues and do a spot of reminiscing.
While I didn't make it out to Ibiza in 2010, I wandered down to the reunion to catch up with some old faces, and went armed with the camera. During the course of the night I got chatting to a few randoms, including this lady.
I like this photo because, apart from hitting Potatoshop's auto-contrast button, it hasn't been re-touched at all.
Not - I should emphasise - that judgement played any part in getting this photo. I think I was probably doing my usual trick of not-even-looking-through-the-viewfinder as I took it, so any apparent technical ability in this pic was all thanks to luck.
Sorry for the random "I know everything" post - I really don't, but a friend just made me extremely jealous by telling me he's moving to Ibiza to work for the rest of the summer. I went out there and survived a couple of months last summer, and he asked me for any pointers or advice I can offer.
Having had one too many Red Bulls this evening, my reply to him, which was only supposed to be a couple of lines long, ended up looking like this.
Ok, I admit it - my decision to up sticks and head to Ibiza for the summer backfired a bit after I'd been in Ibiza for only one week and realised I was bored as anything.
That's not to say Ibiza is boring - of course not - but after I'd worked my socks off during the winter on a big web development project, I realised very quickly that I missed the daily "fun" (if you can call it that) of trying to make an open source content management system like Drupal do things it doesn't think it's meant to do.
Actually, I should make sure I remember this decision when, in many years' time,
Well folks, tonight's my last night on the White Isle, and I've got to admit I've got mixed feelings about going. On the one hand, pretty much everything's closed and everyone's gone home, so there's less than feck all to do out here now (not to mention the fact that I'll have nowhere to live come tomorrow night anyway!), but on the other hand I've now got to go back to London, sort out my shit, a job, some money, and somewhere to live.
"Get out of the fucking taxi so I can fight you, or I'll fucking glass you right there" shouted the irate London-accented man to my friend Neil*.
Rewind two minutes and my latest new friends Louisa and Neil had decided, after leaving it far too late to get a taxi to El Divino before their guestlist closed, that the only possible way of getting there was to jump in the front of the 40-string queue at the taxi rank at the bottom of the West End strip in San An.
Hola cheeky-cheekies! It's been a long time since I've actually gotten off my lardy posterior to let you know what's been happening on the madness that is the white isle, so this is probably going to be a helluva long update. Here goes... ;o)
Since I last wrote to you all, I've made it back to Ibiza, and blagged myself a job as a laughing gas sales monkey at one of the bars on the West End strip. The pay was 100% commission - 1 euro per balloon sold (each balloon is 5 euros), but it turned out to be one of the easiest jobs I've ever done:.
I've finally got the Shit Party photos online - check them out on my Flickr photostream (here), or on the Shit Party website (mixed in with the other photographers' photos) here.
For those of you who are missing the updates from the white isle, there will be one along very shortly - I have LOADS of stuff to tell you about.
For those of you who hate being spammed by me, watch out: there's an update coming shortly, and I've got LOADS to annoy you with...