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CULTURAL SCENE

Parni Valjak

CULTURAL SCENE

Music is both our profession and our hobby

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The legendary band that has successfully been on the music scene for 40 years still exudes creative energy today. They continue to write new songs, spend days and nights in the studio, and still live for their concerts region-wide where they share their musical magic with their devoted audience... Conducted by: Vlatka VuŞić Photo: Bojan Hohnjec (archive: Parni valjak)

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ne of the concerts you held on tour while celebrating your 40 years of work was at the "Hala sportova" venue in Belgrade. That is where you held your first concert. What was it like to stand on the same stage after such a long time? It was unusual to be in the same venue again. It looked much smaller. Perhaps because of the production that was incomparably larger than then, or perhaps because the dreams we dreamt came true, and so we became used to large venues. In any case, we felt both nostalgic and excited.

Over the course of your long career, you played everywhere: throughout Croatia and the region, upon invitation from the audience abroad, but Zagreb is your city. Is it harder or easier to play in Zagreb? Which concert in Zagreb do you remember most? Zagreb is definitely the hardest place to play. Before concerts in Zagreb we feel nervous and have more stage fright than normal. It is our city and we have to be at our best here. I guess the feeling of responsibility is also the greatest here. As far as concerts are concerned, it's hard to single out a certain one, but it seems

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