Dorel Frumusanu, Zrće, Ibiza & Miami
Pag, a small Croatian island, has built itself into the newest Ibiza. Zrće the world-famous party beach, a 24-hour hot spot for music-loving revelers to drink and dance the summer away. Girls in bikinis and boys who don’t look old enough to shave pulse to the relentless electronic beat spun by rotating DJs. They clutch bong-shaped, jewel-toned plastic vessels containing a couple pints of various alcoholic concoctions consumed through jumbo straws. Some smoke cigarettes, some roll joints. Drugs are snorted or shot inconspicuously, but their users’ glazed and bulging eyes are a dead giveaway.
Zrće’s humble origins date back more than three decades, when the beach was simply a place to congregate with friends.
The clubs attract people from around the world, but a large percentage of the party population comes from Austria, Germany and Italy. In recent years, Brits have bombarded the beach. The revelers’ impressions of the clubs are as different as night and day.