It may not be an NGO orgy party, but the Offshore parties are thadda fun. The last beach party effectively put Buba on the map and had people playing derivative electronic music for month. The DJs (Ben and Tim) are innovative and atmosphere was great – on the beach, with the dancefloor and firedancers around. Their next party is on Bolgoda Lake on the Club Penthouse Island. This is a bit out but I, for one, much prefer the outdoor scene. It means you can have a variety of experiences without the forced proximity of a club. There is plenty of venue for dancing and imbibing and outbibing and whatnot. I like the beach parties cause they’re very natural and free, and not so much fronting as in the club. It’s this Saturday (the 14th) from Sunset to Sunset. Tickets are available there or from the DJ at Rhythm and Blues. Is recommended.
The most recent Offshore Party (Maskerade) was at H20 (Photo Gallery) and – while fun – it was somewhat constrained by the club atmosphere. Entry is still oppressive and status challenging and by the end of the night, as the costumes fall off and decorations come down, it feels like a club again. Not to criticize overmuch, it was a velly good night.
The Beach Party, however, was something else. I don’t have any pictures and I lost my shoes but it was great. That was the girlfriend and I’s first real date, as it were, and it was a lovely setting. These are the parts are member – you walk in and these nice non-threatening people give you a glow bracelet as an entry pass. There’s a dancefloor but there’s also beach. I suppose there’s lots of beach as the Bolgoda party is on an island. There are plenty of drinks, bought by ticket, and you can buy a bottle of rum or what and plump it in the sand. You can swim if you like to, get soaked if you like to, and try to catch your flip-flops as they get drawn out by the tide.
Clubs make me twitchy and I feel like I’m always in the way when I try to elbow out some space. The chill areas are enforced and scarce and you find yourself wedged into configurations you may not have chosen. The beach, however, is heavenly. You can just find a spot and sit, listening to the music and the waves and hanging out with your friends, saying hello to passerbyes. I’m looking forward to it. Here’s the map,
Bird Over Bolgoda, by Deshan10