HOLI FES­TI­VAL OF COLOURS Al SAHRA DeSeRT Re­SORT

Infusion Magazine - - BACK LOOKING - Matt Za­harias

Our favourite part of the Colour Run isn’t the run­ning, be­lieve it or not, but the bounc­ing around and throw­ing of dye to the sounds of a DJ held at the end of the race. nat­u­rally, when we found out that the Holi Fes­ti­val of Colours was com­ing to town, which prom­ises the above but mi­nus the run­ning, we jumped at the chance to check it out.

It was a bit of a trek to get out to the Al Sahra Desert Re­sort, and hav­ing to wait some time for a bus to shut­tle you to the en­trance af­ter park­ing wasn’t im­prov­ing mat­ters, but once in­side the tri­als of en­try were forgotten as we de­scended into the main stage area.

A punchy sound sys­tem and flashy vi­su­als in a tiered am­phithe­atre pro­vided a great arena for the fes­ti­val, with Mike Saint- Jules lay­ing down some en­er­getic tunes as we ar­rived. In­flat­able slides and other ac­tiv­ity sta­tions gave op­tions for those look­ing to make the most of the evening, and while we caught some grum­bles about the drinks line, the crowd was get­ting into the spirit of things, ei­ther throw­ing colour around or get­ting blasted with it them­selves. Def­i­nitely an en­joy­able way to spend a Fri­day night and we’re look­ing for­ward to next year’s edi­tion.

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