Infamous Ibizan club night Manumission held it’s opening party for 2,000 last night in the traditional surroundings of PRIVELEGE, the largest club in the world.
The luxuriant club, which never announces it’s headlining DJ’s in advance, was treated to block rockin’ sets from the likes of Jon Carter and Lisa Lashes in the main room, and Theo Wiseguy and the Trade crew in the back rooms. From the music supplied by the ever-changing DJ line-up, it looks like the pundits were right this time around around. The Black Legend, Barry White sampling track was played five times, that Police bootleg three times, while Bob Sinclair‘s ‘I Feel For You’ was played no less than seven times over the course of the evening. Event-wise, there was no Mike and Claire sex show this time around – as expected – but an ever changing entourage of stripping Spanish ladies and men sucking parts that usually can never be reached provided ample distraction.
As ever, the annual theme was launched, this time starting out with the birth of mad scientist Mike‘s Chinese /Caucasian / Dragon hybrid, serenaded by an impressive display of fire-eating foot soldiers from the surrounding audiences. In addition, the Argentinian Trapeze Troupe provided endless hours of fun, while the resident DJ’s claimed the traditional trophies by upstaging the big name guests without fail.
So, fittingly, the real celebration took place at the Space-located after-party. Alex P and Jon Carter both turned up to dish out some hard edged house music healers, interlocking with a superlative set from the Manumission stalwarts, and the beautiful, gorgeous, sexy crowd still bayed for more by the time the club closed in the late afternoon. Ibiza 2000 is going to be a biggie – that much is sure.
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