National Geographic : 1992 Apr
Bacchanalian aban don is awash in a flood of suds at Amne sia, one of the wildest and most popular dis cos on the Balearic islandof Ibiza, some 80 miles off Spain's east coast. Twice a week international vacationers looking for new ways to party cram the dancefloor tofrolic in severalfeet ofbubbles. Many begin theirday with dinnerand drinks, make a roundof the discos from midnight till noon, then sleep on the beach. Today's uninhibited revelry was unthink able during the almost four decades of strict authoritarianrule by Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco. Since his death in late 1975 Spain has loosened up, becoming a more tolerant, democratic society.