When a place has been going strong since 1968 with more or less the same good vibe then there must be something to it. I must admit I hadn’t been a regular visitor of the famous “Apple” until well into my adult years, but it’s never too late to join the club of faithful devoted followers.
Although some critics have complained of Jabuka losing its alternative vibe in these modern globalized times, I personally can only say that, not knowing what it had been like 20 or 40 years ago, it’s a place I always go to if I want to dance all night to something different than this year’s chart hits.
The program in Jabuka is more or less the same every week, which is also part of its charm – you can be sure that if you’re in a certain mood looking for something specific, it will provide. Though a few changes have occurred in the last couple of years, such as renaming the Friday and Saturday setlists and tying some nights of the week to specific events (music and otherwise) in the area, one thing about Jabuka is constant – the time machine atmosphere (as if you returned to the ’80s) and the “I don’t give a crap what anyone thinks” attitude of its visitors.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Jabuka’s cult status has also been honoured by an exhibition in the Archaeological Museum, cementing its cult status once and for all.