By John Smith •
Published: 22 Sep 2020 • 13:26
Tackling today’s problems with yesterday’s wheels
THE tranquillity surrounding the Stupa (Buddhist Temple) in Benalmadena was disturbed last week as a brand-new musical concept was tested outside of that venerable building with what must be a uniquely Spanish take on beating the pandemic.
A company trading as Vans Music Events has arranged to customise a number of Volkswagen T1 vans, famous as the Hippy Bus of the 1960s and turned them into mobile discos with a difference.
Each one is completely restored and has an opening roof which reveals a DJ booth, light show, speakers, indeed everything you need to allow for a full musical extravaganza to take place.
They have no need to transport all of the equipment separately, they can literally drive up, plug in and get started in a matter of minutes.
This has been carefully thought out to allow entertainment to continue but it reduces risks of infection and although there is nothing like live music, it is certainly designed to fill a hole in today’s new normal.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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Better warn them to be careful where they park them. Now the whole world knows what’s in them, their equipment may well go the same way as the guitars from the Marbella music shop!
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