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January 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm #699554Anonymous
has anyone been to dragoff before and is it any good? I was meant to go last year but my mates van died two weeks before:cry: im looking to go in 2013 just wanna know if its worth the time and effort, any info would be much appreciated.January 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm #962018
Yes it is ment to be the bees knees, lots of soundsystems and mental sculptures DO ITJanuary 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm #962016General LightingModerator
the organisers from the original location got busted and some (especially those who complained) got fined fuckloads of euros (several thousands) or at least threatened with such fines. its possible some charges got dropped with a warning never to do it again in that location. it is moved to Santa FE but be careful – ES and South Europe as a whole is a different place to the good days of 1990s/2000s since the economic depression – folk aren’t as friendly to foreigners as they once were (which is why they tried to lock it off in the first place after letting it carry on for years).
Some people put some pics up of the most recent one in the new place. It looked OK, a bit smaller than other ones and what I did notice was the crowd looked a lot more “spanish” than in previous years. One reason may have been not that that the locals tried to keep English people away but the new location seemed to be advertised more by the Spanish on their media. the way things are going, with a trend towards increased nationalism, that might have been the only way they could get away with it.
Spanish is a Romance language like French. so if you know some French, you might be able to pick up a bit of Spanish (and vice versa). Knowing at a countries language unlocks its culture, and can help you fit in. also learn the history of Spain from the 20th century. Some very unpleasant things happened there, and may even happen again since the economic crash. Stay safe.January 2, 2013 at 11:59 am #962013Anonymous
Nice one general lighting thanks for the information although that doesn’t help me in my decision making!January 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm #962017General LightingModerator
you can’t make the decision until you know where the party is or if it is even happening, nor judge by past parties. Castlemorton was good, but that certainly isn’t ever going to happen again on that scale!
Buit at least if you really want to go to Spain for any reason you could start learning the basics of the language now. there are other events in Europe. Or stay around here and you can find events in North and East Europe which are currently more stable and secure areas to party in if you want to go outside the UK. Not worth spending hundreds of Euros to get hassled by foreign cops with guns, but if you are smart this need not happen.January 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm #962014Anonymous
fair point, I have travelled all over europe over the past few years and I also went to frenchtek last year which was great and probably will be going again this year, I know spains going through some really tough problems at the moment but if dragoff is on this year me and a group of friends have decided we will be going. Thanks for your feedback thoughFebruary 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm #962015Anonymous
it worths! dragon free festival essence still alive at dragoff teknival, its a bit quite hardcore and chaotic but there are hot springs where you can take a bath and you are 20 mins by car from granada city, a few years ago when dragon was on, there was 1 week of dragon festival at Órgiva more beautiful place and “organised” and then 1 week of chaotic dragoff with big sound system at santa fe hot springs, now we have 2 weeks of dragoff wich is not as good as original dragon but not bad, last years usually 2 or 3 big sounds and more little ones, foods beverages arts&crafts stands loads of free people, performers etc, but if you prefer something more safe and well organised there is something happening on portugal called “freekuency free festival” which is really good atmosphere and beautiful place at the viallage of fronteira near the spanish border, this year dragoff its supposed to be held from 15 to 25 of march (equinox night is suposed to be the best) and then freekuency fest is from 29 to 31 of march so if you can go both will be the best option hehehe hope my answer could help you, sorry for my english 😉February 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm #962019
Hardcore isn’t the word!!
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