Dona Festa, Barcelona June 2020:
Like every year, June has arrived. But in 2020 it has been awkward. June doesn’t feel as always. It feels like “New Normal”.
That means no big parties, no reunions, no liturgy, no festivals. And in Barcelona it means no Sonar Festival. Even worse, it means no Off Week.
I have been living in Barcelona for a long time. As a clubber and raver, I used to live that week with a lot of dancing and not much sleep. I remember over 15 years ago, when all the city transformed itself into a huge free party, full of sound systems and anarchy. No fucking rules. After that, regulations moved the rave to the clubs. Then the events started to pop up like mushrooms, giving you the opportunity to dance without rest for the whole week.