Marbella, Puerto Banus & Status Quo @ Starlite Club in Costa Del Sol
Marbella is a place to party. There are endless nightclubs and bars. Marbella sits about midway between Malaga and Gibraltar on the Costa del Sol. So you might be on a road trip? Check out a Monarch flight and get away to the sun for a few days, it is cheaper than you think. You can also find some great deals on hotels here, try the mountains. Then look at our places along the coast, Sotogrande, Duqesa, Estepona, Mijas, Malaga. But here, if you want to pose and party day and night then this is the place to stay because the cab fare home in the early hours might be affordable. If you want to stay somewhere with more options and just visit to party then try Mijas which is popular on the Malaga side, or Estepona which is popular on the Gibraltar side. Estepona is probably the more trendy and where stars like the late Cilla Black had one of her homes. Marbella certainly has the power to attract events and names.
Finding this club for the first time might not be easy as it is up in the mountains and you might just need the sat nav on your phone to guide you as the signs disappear and reappear. The arena is cut into the mountains, at the site of a disused quarry. There are lounges, swanky bars, shops and multiple stages. Rick Parfitt had been trying to get Status Quo to play there for years as it is near one of his homes and where he kept his boats. Rick was a huge boat lover. However as with most gigs it was booked over a year in advance and in the mean time Rick fell ill with a heart attack and could not play there. The ban had to play ‘his’ gig knowing how ill he was. Since then Rick has sadly passed away. You will see from our blogspot.com/dorisvisits that Rick actually died for a while and suffered the oxygen deprivation that goes with it. Rick wrote some great songs for the film we did with him, Bula Quo. We feature the club on the film. Catch the film Bula Quo if you have not seen it, it is an easy Christmas day family romp.
As they say in the industry believe nothing. Well, if you see someone in a Ferrari or with a yacht they can be rented by the hour as can most things when in the glamour centre of ‘Banus’. Here you can eat and drink well, pose and party. A great place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Enjoy the film.
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