Friday, March 21, 2008

A moment of Bliss at Club Eden in San Antonio, Ibiza...

A moment of Bliss at Club Eden in San Antonio, Ibiza...

pjo's picture

Club Eden is next to Es Paradise which is really all a bit poetic.

I should hate Eden but I love it the way you love that scruffy old dog, with one eye and a limp, but that dog will lick your face off and curl up on your feet and come running if it thinks your in trouble... Sounds weird I know but thats Eden... if it were a dog.

Heres the lowdown, its small, usually packed and a bit simple by ibiza standards, but its intimate, the people are really into the music and the sound is great. Plus it has a few surprises up its sleeve sure to blow you away, I'll go into that later. Last time I went they had great lasers on both ends of the club and the DJ is right there in the thick of it all. It looks a bit like an old pool (there are drains in the floor, more on this later) with no water (yet), theres even a deep end! The far end of the club drops down a few feet with a ledge/balcony running around the outside that great for hanging back and taking it all in as the place goes crazy.

SO flash forward to one very special night... a night when it all came together in an exploding crescendo if light, music and water. In that brief but impossibly wonder filled moment I reach some odd level of enlightenment.

DJ Judge Jules was spinning and I was dancing with new found friends in the swelteringly hot, tightly packed lower section of the club when the music started to build up louder then it had the whole night. Right at the peak, with no other warning, huge perfect circular sheets of glistening water cascaded down like glass curtains all around us in patterns that flowed around the room with the music. Everyone just went absolutely insane. The whole place was jumping up and down in waves (like a sea of people moving as one) with the music and the water exploding all around us I looked up and in a moment of sheer joy let go of my friends, raised my arms up with hands open to catch the water and just as the water bounced off my hand in a spray both a red laser and a green laser hit the water in the palm of my hand sending an unimaginable shower of light, color, and beauty in all directions... and at that moment, right at that moment, I got it. Everything made sense. All of it. I knew who I was, I was aware of my potential and of everything around me and most importantly I appreciated how fortunate I was to be there, and to be alive. Flying around the world to a place I had never been and didn't know anything about, just because I had heard a mp3 file of someone play music there that effected me... It was not frivolous, it was not impulsive, it was NECESSARY. To pursue and cherish the things you love to illogical extremes is what makes us human and usually when we feel most alive...

...And then FOAM starts shooting out of the ceiling in a shower of what looks like big snowflake balls landing on, and coating, everyone in flavorless white bubbles. Everyone is soaked but warm, singing together kicking and throwing the foam which is now forming piles on peoples heads and shoulders. The foam just starts pouring out of the ceiling now a waterfall of bubbles quickly rising past our waist. Its seems like it should be hard to move through but it gives no resistance and its as if it wasn't even there. The foam keeps rising and rising, over shorter peoples heads but everyone just keeps dancing and I soon realize its all no worries, you can even breath the stuff apparently. Covered in the blanket of clean white I quickly realize not everyone is dancing and some couples are taking advantage of the cover. I had lost track of everyone and realized I wouldn't be able to find anything anytime soon when the water rained down again this time in a spray of fat droplets rinsing away the foam leaving being a lot of very tired (it was now 8am), very wet, and very happy people.

This is the song that was playing, I mention it because its important and I'll never forget it:

Lost Witness Lyrics

Happiness Happening

Monday, February 18, 2008

get to know a raver and his toys part (1)

Name: Pjo, Pete, Peter, and Piotr (if you speak polish!)

Age:31? yea! I'm still around! I'm regressing tho, each year past 25 I get a little sillier, dance crazier, and buy more toys...

Gender: male, altho once I was accused of being a heterosexual gay man.

Location: mostly san diego, sometimes ibiza, sometimes burningman

Interests: life, music, art, surfing, toys, glowsticking/poi/juggling, drawing, painting, traveling, photography, live music, nature, the moon, dragons... this will take too long, just ask me.

Favorite Book/Magazine/TV show: Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, ALL MAGAZINE i love them. Lonely planet, Earth, Vegas, mst3k, anything about treasure hunting

Musical Interest: EVERYTHING. but right now its The Birthday Massacre, Armin Van buuren, gabriel & dresden, The Police, Sasha, and Oakenfold.

Goal in the next 5 years: To build up our rave and gothic subculture clothing and toy store

Goal in the next 20 years: Retire in ibiza and run a little bar/club in the old part of ibiza town on bar alley.

What turns you on about the opposite sex: style, skill, brains, and dedication

If i had a million dollars I would: Buy a bar in ibiza.

I am good at: anything I dedicate myself to and work super hard at

School (if applicable): tried it once, didnt like it and left... went back recently to learn art and international business!

Work (if applicable): I avoid it whenever possible, theres too much life going on... o wait that was my old answer I WAS a designer and photographer check out my old life at lots of travel photos and pretty art. NOW I work on 24/7 with the love of my life! Stop by and say hello!

I am on because: I wanna get better at glowsticking duh, I'm stuck I cant get past the figure 8 :P Oh and I wanna get people to check out my site :)

My website/pictures are located: and umm.. and ... and (illustrated childrens stories)

Describe yourself: Laid back yet crazy professional experiencer.

What do you do for fun? Everything fun!

Random fact about yourself: My eyes change colors, its weird.

What you did last weekend: worked through the night!

What yo do when you go out: get dressed up and party my ass off!

Are you in a relationship? Yup, a great one.

Rave toys for all the boys and girls!

we got glow sticks to spin, twirl, and blaze trails with!

we got brilliant Photon L.E.D.s with adjustable strobe and brightness to flash and blow your friends away!

and SO MUCH MORE... just gimme like 2 or 3 hours hehehe!