Thursday night in Privilege is home to The Face Of Ibiza, clubbing theatre at its most extreme, where Baby Marcello rules the roost and DJ Oliver delivers a weekly musical masterclass and where anything goes! If you like you clubbing on an extravagant tip, look no further. Expect drag queens with attitude, performances of a professional theatrical level, not so subtle sexual overtones and one of the most flamboyant crowds that Ibiza has to offer. If you are considering Thursday night in Privilege we wholeheartedly encourage you, just brace yourself for you are entering a completely different world.
Baby Marcelo is an iconic figure in Ibiza, from his earlier days as La Troya before launching The Face Of Ibiza; his charismatic performance has caught the imagination of generations of clubbers. Ibiza Town is buzzing, Thursday is a big night as everyone descends on the centre for a few drinks before the party and to catch a glimpse of the parade, possibly the one parade that still manages to capture the spirit of the original club parade, creating drama and grabbing the attention as they make their way through the narrow streets of Ibiza Town. Baby Marcelo is the brains behind the creative direction of The Face, having studied mime acting and contemporary dance and having appeared in both classical and experimental theatre shows as well as performed as a mime springboard artist in opera and choreographed music videos, it is no wonder that The Face Of Ibiza has a reputation for delivering a spectacular party.
As we look around, we can’t help feeling a little to square to be taking on this party but everyone is very friendly and the lure of listening to DJ Oliver in his native surroundings is too much. One of the most talented residents on the island, DJ Oliver has a unique understanding of his party and delivers an amazing sound track on a weekly basis, ably backed by a string of carefully chosen guests. Tonight The Face Of Ibiza meets ageHa for the 10th anniversary of Club Japan. In the main room, DJ Oliver is joined by Cesar Del Rioa and Javi Munoz, Baby Marcelo will do his usual show stealing slot, the visuals will come courtesy of Elimaginario and in Coco Loco Masanori Morita, QP, Takashiro and Sugiurumn will be charged with providing the entertainment.
Privilege is packed but no too busy the there is no room to dance or get to the bar, which, in August, is the major complaint from every other club. It helps that this is the world’s biggest club and therefore there is space to put on an amazing show without impacting on the comfort of the clubbers. The room looks spectacular, with cages, podiums and poles; there is a real sense that this is more than just a club night. As the night unfolds that becomes more evident. The music is of the highest order, deep and chunky house, just like we like it, the atmosphere is amazing, it’s almost as if everyone’s inhibitions have been checked at the front door and they are here for whatever the party brings them.
Baby Marcelo is holds court fro the top of his stilts, engaging the audience, providing more than a few risqué moments and creating a level of drama never seen before in a club party. This added to the quality of the DJs is what has made The Face Of Ibiza one of the most popular on the island over the last few years. The dancers look spectacular, the acrobats hang high above our heads on poles and the visuals behind the DJ are stunning. There’s a real sense of the original Ibiza spirit in this party, where people came with no preconceptions and accepted whatever happened during the course of the night. The Face Of Ibiza is a refreshing change, bringing theatre front and centre and giving the clubbers an experience and memory that will live with them long after their holiday has passed.