It was my birthday last month and as 25 is considered a pretty important number I wanted to go somewhere I’ve never been before. Up steps Montenegro which isn’t the first place you think of when booking a holiday but my word did it deliver.
We decided to fly out for the Sea Dance Festival which is held in Budva along the famous Jaz beach. Building on last years success and held straight after it’s sister festival Exit in Serbia, Sea Dance impressed me by it’s location and the frankly ridiculous lineup which would keep us occupied over the course of the week.
SEA DANCE – PRODIGY ON THE BEACH
I’m a huge fan of The Prodigy and I have to attest that you’re not a true fan until you’ve seen this band play live. The atmosphere and energy is unparalleled to any other live show (except perhaps Remmstein) and football flares were set off all over the place within minutes of the first song.
The above video should give you a taste of what we experienced so if you ever get the chance to see this iconic band live make sure you snap at the chance. Apart from The Prodigy there were other bands there to enhance the experience. Flight Facilities, Bondax, Odesza, Star Slinger and James Zabiela all bossed the Dance Paradise stage which was located directly on Jaz Beach.
You no longer have to decide between watching your favourite acts and sunbathing. By combining the fun and taking advantage of the prices one can have a truly unforgettable time at a fraction of the cost.
To get a taste of the music I have put together a Sea Dance 2015 playlist which is full of liquid funk, electronic and house music so make sure to give it a listen.
Unfortunately my phone got water damage and I lost all the photos and videos I was saving up to share with you guys. My ‘on to the next one’ mentality prevailed and I no longer feel aggrieved by something that in all honesty was a total accident.
Our group managed to snap a few fantastic photos of the Budva Riviera (Budvanska Rivijera) which we found during an after rave trek through the surrounding hills. There’s something sobering about the entire location and when you go from blasting beats to literally no noise at all it’s very easy to switch off.
And that’s exactly what you need from a holiday, a place to switch off and take stock of your current situation. Everyones experiences will differ but I found Budva in Montenegro to be a very fun and easy going place with possibly the nicest people I have ever met (I do not say that lightly).
The town of Budva was also surprisingly picturesque and historic so of course there’s another photo journal post coming up in the future 🙂
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