|Originally posted by Dream Beamz |
Just came back from my forth trip to Ibiza and I found flights cheaper than I ever had, $875 round trip to Madrid which was unusually low. The normal is $1200 - $1500. Because spanair is gone I had to use easyjet to finish getting to Ibiza.
Lets not make it too easy sounding, there is a reason you primarily see British, Greek, Irish, and Italian visitors in Ibiza..... its much easy for them to get on a direct flight for 200 euro or less round trip than the at least one connection Americans have to do with horrible connecting flight times to get home.
I am coming out to just see PVD on the closing party this year and I leave Wednesday night at 5pm. Land at 8am Thursday in Madrid. Fly Madrid to Ibiza at 1pm, land at 3:30pm then Friday morning I cannot make a 1:30am flight (for obvious i will still be at the show reasons) to get to Madrid in time for a 9am flight home so I will have to wait till Saturday to fly Madrid to Charlotte since the next flight Madrid lands at 9:55am. Its much harder than you make it seem. Wednesday - Saturday just to be in Ibiza for 1 night of parties.
If I lived anywhere with a direct to Ibiza I would be there 2, 3, 4, or even 5 times a season.
That all being said, aside from EZOO, the EDM scene in NY isn't that bad, be glad you dont like in a sub-tier market. Lets see what ID&T brings to the table with sensation and hey, NY gets good New years lineups where as Ibiza gets none
But yeah, I will agree with you on the last bit. I just moved to NYC from Pittsburgh and compared to the Burgh...the NYC scene is awesome. Hell, you're talking about one of the best EDM scenes in the country if not the world...let's not get carried away here.
All there is in Pittsburgh are little rinky dink club nights where there are probably 100+ people max (if that) or "massives" staged 30-45 minutes outside of the city or in West Virginia or Ohio that have a bunch of no-names and are seldom attended by anyone over the age of 23. I just came back from there to housesit for my family in Pittsburgh and flipped through the city paper. The only DJs and producers coming through here in the next four months are DJ Pauly D :/, Thomas Gold, and Pretty Lights. The new techno club Static that opened up last year already seems to running on empty and clueless as to who to book in the area.
Identity Festival came to Pittsburgh last year and completely skipped it over this year. What does that say?
If you live in the Northeast US...New York is pretty much where all the EDM events are happening at. To put things in a reasonable perspective.
But yeah, for the most part EDM festivals in America have come up...and for those who don't really have the money or the time to go across the pond it's good. Thanks to this thread though, I'm definetely going to try to look into travel and flight options for next year.
Last edited by Temisan Adoki on Aug-19-2012 at 15:22