SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL
JOSE DE DIVINA
Despite being around for over 25 years, this outpost of buildings known as Can Miquel or dc10 is Ibiza's most talked about and controversial club of the last decade - bar none - and it's all thanks to one party. The club, that once had a plane on the roof, began life as just another bit-part small space for random parties until the now very well known Italians Andrea and Antonio, with a little bit of help from Charlie Chester, started a Monday morning afterhours to complement the popular Home Sundays at Space, which finished at 6am.
Circo Loco was marvel of Ibiza afterhours clubbing; free entry, true open air clubbing and top quality house music that never wavered far from tribal, which was flavour of the month. That people like Sasha,Danny Tenaglia, Pete Tong would turn up unannounced and play for free, and sometimes not be allowed on the decks, became part of the growing legend of the club. Gradually, the afterhours party became a party in its own right and the whole operation became much more commercial, even Mixmag was doing cover features on it by 2002. Yet, the madness that had existed in the early days continued as the event embraced minimal techno and the hype surrounding it went into overdrive. Mickey mouse, fancy dress, people sitting down in clubs and a sarcastic motto of 'Sorry we are Circo Loco' guaranteed Circo Loco and DC10's place in the history books. But it was a constant source of aggravation to the authorities, who cited blatant drug abuse and a totally inadequate licence as reason to close the clubs on several occasions in recent times.