I already said that June is a killer month when it comes to festivals, and one of the main killers is Tear it up!!, that is held every year in Medulin, Croatia. We already wrote about this one a year ago – here’s a link so you don’t have to search for it. Tear it up!! festival is a weekender and it’s not the only one, but has this really cozy and easygoing atmosphere. Even if you think you don’t fit – you probably fit, because it’s all about hanging out, listening to good music and dancing the night away.
We raised an anchor Friday morning and sailed off. This time we had the same accommodation but different crew – two of our friends and their bottle of whiskey. And a disturbing number of hair, beard and mustache pomades and combs, which made me think I’ll never made it into the bathroom. It’s mad! All I had was a comb and it’s not even on the picture. I decided I’ll keep my “Czech gymnast” hairdo, like Vedran calls it and not even try to overshadow this greasy hotshots.
The proof I’m not making this up.
Cars, cars, cars…
Marko, the barber had this awesome fluorescent green coffin belt. Above it you can also see a coffin lighter.
Gangster and Bronco at the Retro house booth. Gangster is an inventory of every festival in this region and has this vintage booth / living room where you can make yourself at home, and I did.
Talking about booths… we also installed our vintage tie stand, but it was a total fiasco. It looked like an abandoned orphan. Rockabilly crew showed no interest in ties, but this was the first step…
I also planted flyers for the Lindy festival in Zagreb, to confuse the target group even more.
When we were at Pazin Retro Festival, during one of our night walks Vedran spotted an old school BMW 2002 which looked really cool to him, so he tucked his visit card behind the wiper with a note for the owner to contact him. A guy actually called him a few days later – however, they agreed to meet when we’ll be passing by next time, so we can write a story about him and his car for our blog. And he came! We went for a coffee and later did a photo shooting.
I used Vedran as a human lux meter and it worked perfectly! Testing the light for the shooting.
One of the bands that really impressed us were Marc & The Wild Ones – we already listened to them at Rockabilly Showdown in Zagreb and bought their vinyl. The cover was memorable – it had an illustration of the main singer and his girlfriend, with a title „I love my baby“. This time we wanted to buy another one, so we stood in line after the concert to get it. At some point, we realized that we have just large bills, so I ran to change it, while Vedran was picking up the album. He knew how the previous one looked like, so he was just trying to find something different. Little did he know that Marc’s girlfriend was selling their records and her own as well, so he picked up an album suggestively named Running Wild, guessing it probably has to be it – Marc & The Running Wilds 😀 It was a little bit strange to us when she signed the album instead of the singer, but we accepted it quite liberally, like – maybe he’s got a really bad handwriting…
You know how they say – if it looks like a bear, sounds like a bear and acts like a bear – well, even we figured it out that it really is a bear, in this case – Ruby Ann album. Of course everybody was making fun of us, but hey! The record wasn’t bad at all, in fact it was great! Who’s laughing now…
A photo of Vedran with his purchase. I just couldn’t… 😀
Congratulations! You survived the entire post and some really crappy photos, so now you can enjoy a few really beautiful ones – thanks to Ivana and Marko – MRXCHELA STUDIO.
You can see the whole gallery on this link:
Tear it up!! 2016 – Facebook photo gallery
We really enjoyed it – hope to be there next year!