Europe’s biggest street parade in Zurich has had another successful year with almost a million people turning out over the past weekend.
Local event producers BangOn!NYC kicked off its annual Elements Music & Arts Festival this past weekend with a swell of hype surrounding its new two-day expansion.
We all know how truly wondrous a festival can be. They transform quiet patches of land into utopian havens of good music and nice people off their faces, eagerly telling each other they “fucking love you” and suggesting “Trump should just eat one of those pills in the shape of his own head, man”.
Ibiza is a strange and magical place. For years I had no idea it was beautiful. Or that it is 90 per cent uninhabited. I would arrive about six hours before I had to leave. Billboards, fairground rides and English vomit is enough to put anyone off. And that was just Playa d’En Bossa. How could anywhere be that hot at night? It made no sense. Why anyone would want to be there during the day was a mystery to me. I’m from somewhere cold and dark. Heat is my enemy. It was not my kind of place at all. But eventually – and inevitably – Tour Manager and I missed a flight back off the island. The next one wasn’t for 24 hours. It was 1998.