Barcelona, Spain
Alex, 25
Nightlife Producer
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a bit about Alex

What do you do and why do you do it?

I work in the electronic music industry, for a handful of festivals and nightlife spots. I always had a thing for bringing people together to interact and have fun.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Managing last minute the worst planned private after party for DJ Solomun. I was giving out macaroons as tokens at some point. Eventually I ended up having fun.

Were you born and raised in Barcelona? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Barcelona?

I was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, but I grew up in Palma de Mallorca. I came to Barcelona 5 years ago, at the age of 18, telling my parents I needed to do so university checks , but actually chasing my first love. Ended up studying and partying my way through my career in Event organization and Communication at design school IED Barcelona.

What’s your current hood in Barcelona and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Eixample, what I love about it is it's dynamic and city energy, unlike most of the neighborhoods is Barcelona. The worst - I'm the only freak around.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

From all time Pink Floyd classics, to the latest mix of Palms Trax, to a random post hardcore band. I can't stand EDM.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Emily by From First to Last, I miss you by Blink182.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

In between my teen obsession with Skins and the latest hype of Black Mirror.

Name some spots in Barcelona that are good for a Tinder date.

Bar 33/45 during the day.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Justin Bieber

Who’s your hero and where in Barcelona would you take them out for a serious hang?

I would bring Michael Alig to an after party in Covadonga.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Sivasdescalzo, Aleluya concept store, Wer-Haus, COS...

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Pedralbes.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Going for a long walk in Collserola.

Where do you go in Barcelona for a casual night out?

RED58 Club.

Where would you go in Barcelona to celebrate some freaking good news?

Carlos and Matilda cocktail bar.

What’s your choice of transportation in Barcelona and why?

Bike, I can get anywhere I need in 20min max.

What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The botanic garden of Montjuic, Sagrada Familia's insights and brunch in Picnic restaurant.

What are the Barcelona spots tourists should run from screaming?

Ramblas

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

A full day in Montjuic.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Istanbul, the merging cultures in the bridge between two continents are so inspiring. The city has a unique spirit of it's own.

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