Brass Band Mayhem In The Balkans

My first piece for Rough Guides, on the madness of Serbia’s Guča trumpet festival. 

Imagine the wildest festival you’ve ever been to and double it. Crank up the volume well past 11, pump in the smoke from 100 charcoal grills and add the smell of hog roast, crackling and lager-soaked earth.
Now imagine all of the musicians are brass players, playing with every ounce of their strength. Knock back a glass of throat-scarring rakija and turn them loose in the smallest town you can think of. Do all that and you have some idea of what it’s like to visit Guča. Read the rest on roughguides.com

— Thomas Rees

Posted in Travel and tagged , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *