Since the days of Ku, when Ibiza clubbers would dance around a swimming pool, the island has regularly paired water with dance music. Nowadays the swimming pool has been replaced by huge cannons that fill the club with foam, but the general feeling of dancing while soaking wet remains the same. The foam party has become a rite of passage for young Ibiza clubbers, the party doesn’t have the draw of the massive DJ names but one positive of that is reflected in the door price. This is a party that won’t clean out your bank account and one that you will definitely remember during the long dark days of winter. Es Paradis is perhaps the best known of the island foam parties and Friday night is the big one for them.
Es Paradis is full of party animals, enjoying the cool soundtrack, eagerly anticipating the moment that the foam is released. Shorts and t-shirts is the order of the day for the men while the ladies are predominantly in swimwear, this is not a party for the designer labels that you filled your case with! This is one of Ibiza’s younger parties, ages range between 18 and 25, the famous old room is has a real energy about it, mainly due to the anticipation of what lies ahead. Before the foam fills the club, Fiesta Del Agua is very similar to most Ibiza club parties, Steve Valverde is in charge of the booth and, as one of Ibiza’s most experienced resident DJs, the quality of music is right up there.
Steve has been playing on the white isle for years and had made a significant contribution in numerous venues, tonight, he is delivering a chunky house soundtrack, mixing cutting edge tunes with season stand outs and a few classics, making sure that the floor is full and building towards the witching hour, when the fun really begins. It’s just after five am and those that have made it this far are duly rewarded as the club fills with foam. I am surprised at how quickly the transformation takes place from normal club party to crazy, water fuelled fun. The Fuesta Del Agua has a long tradition in Ibiza, there has been at least one foam party on a weekly basis for as long as we can remember and, when you see the reaction of the crowd when the foam is finally delivered, it’s not hard to understand why. Drenched from head to toe, we drag ourselves outside where the heat of the Ibiza night hits our foam soaked clothes and delivers the perfect cooling down solution. Only in Ibiza!