Enchanted Forest Brings Elrow To A Colourful Close

Posted on October 5, 2017

Images: Andrei Oprescu

When I was a little girl I loved the Circus. Growing up in the Arctic Circle, it came to town once a year only – in the summer naturally. I loved the energy, the colours, the unexpected and the slightly scary characters. How can they do that I asked, fascinated by the acrobatic performers – what if they fall? The props, the funny faces and the total kaleidoscope of acts and music. It was simply wonderful. Now, as an adult, imagine my thrill to be able to take part in Elrow’s Enchanted Forrest, the final show of the season in its brand new home Amnesia Ibiza.

Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu

Having previously frequented the Barcelona born entertainment extravaganza at the beloved Space, I was very much intrigued how this adult circus would translate to Amnesia and, it’s fair to say, this closing party exceeded my very lofty expectations. Elrow is the brainchild of the Arnau Family, a company steeped in generations of entertainment, an integral part of the industry since 1870! Their motto – “make the world dance and have fun” – is at the heart of every event and, having experienced its spectacular Ibiza finale, I can honestly say, mission accomplished!

Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu

It’s an environment where you can’t take yourself too seriously, and you can’t help but have a laugh in a hedonistic and fun filled fiesta where anything can happen. There is street art, performances and that, combined with some of the top DJs in the world in one of the best clubs in the world, is a recipe for success. Saturday’s bonkers closing bonanza in Amnesia saw the theme of El Bowsque Encantado, or The Enchanted Forest, this follows some hilarious previous themes such as Singermorning, Bollywood and Rowlympics. Entering the room is like walking into a scene from Narnia, or perhaps an Alice in Wonderland tripping experience is more like it. A bit like hallucinating really.

Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu

Apart from the theatrical and the visually pleasing elements of the night the music was absolutely top-class, not a major shock when you consider the level of artist that takes command of the respective Amnesia booths. The main room, or club as its better known featured Eats Everything, a DJ that is all too familiar with the Elrow philosophy, sporting an ear to ear grin as he worked his magic on a thoroughly animated crowd. The terrace, in the meantime saw another mischievous deck magician, Seth Troxler, take the room on a magical mystery tour through some wicked underground beats, joined by Marc Maya, Toni Varga and Bastian Bux.

Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu

For me this is a pretty perfect closing experience. A night full of happy people, nothing too pretentious and certainly nothing too serious. I will wait eagerly for the next instalment of this crazy, engaging, entertaining and flambouyant clubbing treat next year. And it will certainly be daylight again next time I leave next year. Sore but smiling!

Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
Elrow Closing Party by Andrei Oprescu
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