This was our first time at the Tear It Up!! festival that has traditionally been going on in Medulin near Pula for seven years now. We have packed people, shoes, and sunscreen in our Colt on Thursday morning and gone via Istra. Colt only seems like a small Japanese car, but in fact it’s a cargo carrier and I am always sorry that I keep forgetting to take a photo of it when it’s all packed up. Note to myself.
Group trips to festivals, such as this, always remind me of school excursions that, wherever you were and whomever with, always leave you with a thousand stories to tell (or not to tell) and a great feeling of freedom and enjoyment that stays with you during those days. So, as Greta would say, Medulin is Disneyland for people who love the rockabilly culture, good music, hanging out, and a relaxed atmosphere whether you know someone well or have just met them..
Everything is just – beautiful. Four days of concerts, hanging out at a beach, looking at old-timers and tattoos…
Two things always boggle my mind at festivals like this: a) should I get a tattoo? and b) what tattoo? I always watch those people/picture-books and most of the time I like what I see. I don’t find a problem in having a tattoo for life; you can be either an old man or a cool tattooed old man, it’s just the same, but since I have awfully low pain tolerance and high aesthetic criteria, I keep putting off this decision.
Anyway, the festival was great. There were terrific bands, and our favorites were Italians: Dale Rocka and the Volcanoes – we bought their album – it’s a sort of a tradition of ours, we always have to have a souvenir and, of course we have to ask for it to be signed. We were also very pleasantly surprised by the Saturday’s line up. Miss T & The Mad Tubes, also Italians who play swing (a detoxification after two days of rockabilly), so we danced our soles off at the main square. While writing this, I realized we definitely dig Italian bands. There is one more that we like very much, but we’ll write about it in another post, when a time machine takes us to Dolce Vita.
A few of the previous photos are from TinyBizz, so have a quick look at their galleries from the first and the second day. But we brought photographer with us too, Boris has put an effort into recording a great atmosphere for three days and three nights, so we’re embedding here one photo, and the rest you can check in the gallery.