PIKNIK ELEC­TRONIK @ DUBAI SPORTS CITY

Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING BACK -

As a newly minted fa­ther, this global fes­ti­val an­swered a few of my prayers. Good mu­sic + fam­ily friendly + park + sun­shine = happy days.

And with a 500 peo­ple al­ready there by the time we rocked up at 4pm, things had got off to a strong start. Raxon was drop­ping warm, sun­shine house mu­sic, and the lo­ca­tion, a huge lawn in the mid­dle of Sports City, was well set out.

Apart from two things. Un­der 21s weren’t al­lowed in the dance­floor/ bar area, and drinks couldn’t be taken into the kids area ( well equipped with bouncy cas­tles and shade), mean­ing par­ents had to choose be­tween drink­ing or play­ing with their kids, which when you’re a sleep de­prived zom­bie, is more con­flict­ing than you’d think. Un­for­tu­nately, the bar queues made the choice a lot eas­ier, as 50- 60 peo­ple waited at two coun­ters for well over half an hour to get served.

Armed with some pop­corn and wa­ter, we got into the party spirit, bounc­ing at the back as Matthew Charles launched into his sun­set slot with a se­ries of tech- house cuts, be­fore hand­ing over to the in­ter­na­tional guests Ma­her Daniel and Joachim Pas­tor. The dance­floor moved through the mo­tions with the mu­sic, which was high class all day, as hun­dreds of club­bers got into the party spirit, with the par­ents en­vi­ously bop­ping at the back.

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