2005-07-19

Super special guest post! Maniac Shop on the Exit festival! Nowhere but East Ethnia!

Note: Thanks to Maniac Shop for the update. If anyone wants an English translation, look at the comments.

MANIAC SHOP for EAST ETHNIA

EXIT 05

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Ovogodisnji EXIT je, kao uoastalom i svi prethodni, bio po svemu NAJ. Najveci broj izvodjaca, navjise bina, najvise posetilaca, najludji provod. Od 7. do 10. jula masa muzicara uveseljavala je masu ljudi koja je, usput, popila i masu piva. Sve u svemu bilo je odlicno. Niceg nije nedostajalo, pa ni kise. Bili su tu i BBC Radio 1 koji je prenosio koncerte, i MTV-ovci koji su nastavili sa snimanjem filma o festivalu. Sto ova multikulturalna humanitarna manifestacija svakako zasluzuje, buduci da vec neko vreme vazi za jedan od 4 najvaznija muzicka festivala u Evropi, barem po izjavama ovih iz BBC-a (a sta oni pa znaju). Na sajtu festivala www.exitfest.org se nalaze spiskovi svih grupa i pojedinaca koji su nastupali, a od zvucnijih imena treba pomenuti Ian Brown, Garbage, Underworld, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, White Stripes.

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Humanitarna (ili humanisticka) crta cele stvari je ove godine trebala da bude ostvarena gestom odavanja pocasti zrtvama genocida u Srebrenici, prekidom programa na par minuta, u ponoc, 10. jula. Barem je tako bilo najavljeno od strane organizatora festivala. Ubrzo je usledila reakcija (a koga drugog) radikala, trenutno na vlasti u Novom Sadu, gradu koji omogućuje postojanje EXIT-a, uz izjavu njihovog zamenika prvog coveka Tome Nikolica da, kao, ako se to desi, sledeceg EXIT-a nece biti. Kao, nije u redu jednu takvu manifestaciju, gde se mladi druze, zabavljaju i igraju, tako bezocno zloupotrebljavati i odavanjem poste zrtvama Srebrenice ispolitizovati celu stvar!? Yea, right...davanje pomena pobijenima u ratu je politizacija. Nije pomoglo ni to sto se odustalo od prvobitne namere da se pomenu SVA stratista, na svim stranama, i izjava zamenila pesmom koju bi otpevala Eni Lenox, organizatori su ustuknuli i i stvar je propala. Radikali bi se mogli naci i sledece godine na vlasti, i tako...

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Ali ako ostavimo po strani izopacene radikalske umove, ostaje porazavajuca cinjenica, koja se lako moze utvrditi posmatranjem javnog mnjenja u Srbiji, i kojom su se, verujem, vodili i organizatori festivala kada su se povukli iz konfrontacije sa pretnjama, da svest u vecine Srba nije spremna na katarzu.
Ko zna, mozda na EXIT 10 cujemo pesmu Lenoxove ili neku ljudsku rec. Ako ga bude bilo.

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4 comments:

orange said...

Maniaci su najbolji!

Eric Gordy said...

An English translation for those who want it:

This year’s EXIT was, like all the ones before it, the most in every respect. The most performers, the most stages, the most visitors, the most wild time. From 7 to 10 July a mass of musicians delighted a mass of people who, by the way, drank a massive amount of beer. All in all, it was excellent. There was some of everything, even rain. BBC Radio 1 was there to broadcast concerts, and MTV continued filming its documentary about the festival. Which this multicultural humanitarian manifestation certainly deserves, since it for some time it has been counted as one of the four most important music festivals in Europe, at least the BBC says so (and they should know). The festival site (www.exitfest.org) has the lists of all of the performers and groups who appeared, and of the better known names it is worth mentioning the Underworld, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and the White Stripes.

(here are inserted two photos of the Partibrejkersi, with Cane looking a bit heavier and Anton looking not a bit heavier)


The humanitarian (or humanistic) character of the event this year was supposed to be accomplished with a gesture of remembrance for the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica, and with a moment of silence in the programme at midnight on 10 July. At least that is what the organisers of the festival announced. This whas quickly followed by the reaction of (who else?) the Radicals, who are currently in power in Novi Sad, the city the city that makes EXIT possible. The party’s acting head, Toma Nikolic, declared that if that commemoration happens then there will not be another EXIT. His argument was that it is not right to take a festival like that, where young people party, have fun and dance, and abuse it and politicise the whole thing by paying respect to the victims of Srebrenica!? Yeah, right …. Paying respect to people murdered in the war is politicisation. It didn’t help that they backed off from their original intention to mention ALL victims, on all sides, or to replace the commemoration with a song to be sung by Annie Lennox. The organisers backed down and the idea collapsed. The Radicals might still be in power next year, so…

(here are inserted two photos of people drinking beer from plastic cups, which is perhaps not so attractive in itself but some of the people look like they are having fun)

But if we leave aside the twisted radical minds, we are still left with the disheartening fact, which can easily be demonstrated by observation of public opinion in Serbia, and which I think also guided the festival organisers when they retreated from confronting the threats, that consciousness in Serbia is not ready for catharsis.

Who knows, maybe at EXIT 10 we will hear some song from Lennox or some human word. If it happens.


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Maniaci said...

Vidis da vas je krenulo od kad Maniaci pisu za vas ! :)

Eric Gordy said...

Nego sta. najbolja stvar koja se desila ovom blogu. Jos samo da uspostavim saradnju s matorim Hefnerom.