How Ibiza’s party really started

Ibiza has long been an island for outcasts and non-adherents, and its history is filled with anecdotes about rock stars.

The buildings of Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio were brought up, but when we walked on Ibiza’s pine-lined streets in a 1960s Mustang, it didn’t feel like the season. Caroline Lilliehook, co-owner of the car and Mustang Adventures, Ibiza’s first classic Mustang rental business, sits in the driver’s seat and we’re on our way to discover the rock rolling on the island’s sleepy hills.

Or rather, excavate it. Rock ‘n’ roll is the way the music scene took place in the first place on Ibiza, Mr. Lilliehook said. However, most people have forgotten that.

Ibiza has long been an island for outcasts and non-conformists, from a community of creators who first fled the Spanish Franco in 1936, to transparent híp-pi 60s pursuing the magnetic vibrations of Es Vedra island. Fascinated by the way this history turned into the scene of the most passionate party in Europe, I spoke ill of Lilliehook about the stories of tapas lunch.

How did Ibiza become a place for partygoers, I wonder? Turns out the answer is rock ‘n’ roll. But you will have to go to Pikes Hotel to find out more, she said. This is where it started.

Rock roll is the way the music scene takes place in the first place on Ibiza. Basically no owner, no water, electricity or sanitation, in the next few years, Pike has built his five-room hotel from the bottom up, using a jackhammer to put in the infamous pool and exploit the left permission to enter government generators.

When the 1980s began, Ibiza was in the first phase of a tourism boom. Pacha, Amnesia and Club Ku have opened, and rumors about Ibiza’s deserted beaches and gentle hills have spread rapidly. The old capital of the hippie movement is on the top of the change.