Right time for me to take control of this blog for a bit. As you all know Im sometime powerless to my own awesomeness and there fore can only sometime articulate myself on the keyboard.
Anyway we went to Sarajevo from Mostar. A city I had heard so much about back when I was in my early teens as a place of terrible & ferocious conflict.We get there and a very nice man called Denny offers us a room……. we head off with him and he takes us to his place. We are given coffee, bananas and a proposition of dinner with his family later that night. he then gives us a tour of the old town. Easily the most stand up decent gentleman we've ever met.
Anyway we settle in and decide to check out whats on that night. We head to "hacienda" one of the only electronic music places in town and meet the owner who gives us beer & tells us that there is a free outdoor party on near by called Mucha Lucia. We down our beers and head over there where we meet the promoters cousin who runs the bar and chat to him. The promoter comes along and offers us a gig that night. We drink more beer and then head home to get tunes together. We are greeted by Denny who really wants us to eat with him but we explain that we are going to a party to play music and we would…. the next day.
We hit Mucha Luchia and find out were on ASAP…..we start and the night goes great….its like a massive outdoor Bloc party, wedged between two abandoned buildings in the used district part of town. Tunes pound, Djs play and in true outdoor party style….the police shut it down.
2 Days later (after el session Bosnia style) we struggle up the hill to our accommodation and i decide that we should get a coffee ….just to look civil….thats when we meet Denny……looking distraught and very relieved at the same time. "I so worried about you" he exclaims!. We buy him coffee….were all in the same boat at this point….speaking different languages and very tired.
In the meantime we have met a couple who have told us we can stay with them as we are running low on funds. Carla & Nik ….Legends…allow us to stay until we know what is happening.
After these we head to Belgrade on the Advice of Dj Joung B (Check this guy out at Dimensions!!!)…….so we leave Sarajevo.
On a real note its an amazing place thats riddled with bullet holes and so many scares from war….but at the same time seems so alive & willing to anyone who wants to hear or listen. No one casts a finger of blame….everyone just gets on with life….a comfort that was removed from them for a very long time.
(ali says hi)