Pikes Goes Bump In The Night

Posted on November 2, 2016

Words: Jason Eybe

Images: La Skimal

When it comes to things that go bump in the night, there are few places that attack the Halloween spirit with quite as much gusto as Ibiza. Of course, as the clubbing capital, it should be no surprise that its inhabitants will be more than up for an excuse to party but when you consider it falls on the back of a gruelling summer season, the stamina that the islanders show to go all out on October 31 and the days surrounding it should be admired. In fact, you could be excused for thinking that you had travelled back in time as the amount of Halloween options remind us of peak time summer!

No Halloween is complete without a visit to the spookiest hotel on the island, Pikes! The phrase, ‘if the walls could talk’, has never been more relevant then when talking about Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes. The hotel is one of the most famous on and off the island, having played host to some of the biggest global rock and pop stars, featured in an iconic 80s video and, more recently, hosted numerous parties and after parties of the live rock show at Ibiza Rocks! The layout of the hotel resembles a large house, it’s location on the top of a hill in the heart of the countryside adds further to the creepy legend that has been leaked to add mystique to its latest fancy dress affair as The Brothers Grim invited us to share Halloween 2016.

Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal

Freddie’s Chamber, The Bat Cave, Room 12 and The Spider’s Nest played host to some of the island’s best resident DJs, not to mention international guests. We skipped the Broken Bodies BBQ, which took place from 21.00 until 23.00 and concentrated on catching the sets of the likes of Justin Robertson, Bushwacka!, Justin Harris Melon Bomb, Andy Wilson, Bones and The Brothers Grim, to name only a few. The list of talent on show resembled one of the high profile closing parties, many of us are still recovering from! The team behind Pikes went all out, transforming the popular destination into a scene from a horror movie! With a man hanging from the tree outside and the walls smeared with blood, it didn’t take an active imagination to imagine the atrocities that had happened here!

Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal

The level of costumes, as always, was fantastic, Donald Trump took time out from running for President of the USA to sip punch and get his groove on, there were some pretty frightening clowns, more than a few skeletons and even a unicorn with a studded face mask! Pikes brought in actors to add to the drama of the evening, the hanging man on the tree was rambling at people as they passed, the undertaker walking around with a shovel looking for his next burial was particularly disturbing and the possessed female from the Exorcist gave more than a few people a fright! Each of the rooms was packed and dancing to its own beat, from the eclectic 80s mix in Chez Fez to 90s hip-hop in the beer bathroom.

Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal

It was a particularly spooktastic party and one that many might not remember! Ibiza Rocks House outdid itself yet again, raising the bar once again and delivering one of the best Halloween nights of recent years. The islanders take great credit in their imaginative costume choices and once again proved that you don’t have to be crazy to live on this island but it does help! Ibiza may be in winter mode but the dancing will never stop!

Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal
Halloween pikes by la skimal