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Zebra

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Hidden : 07/18/2011
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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HR: Na zadanim koordinatama, stojite ispred legendarnog mjesta ne samo hrvatske, nego i jugoslavenske rock povijesti. “Zebra” je ime pod kojim je u početku svog egzistiranja bio poznat GSC ('Glazbeno-scenski centar') Kulušić (kasnije samo “Kulušić”). Ime dolazi od velike slike zebre koja se protezala preko zidova kafića ovog rock kluba. Otvoren 1979, prostor je po danu egzistirao kao kafić, a po nocć kao disko, te puno važnije, mjesto održavanja kultnih koncerata ondašnjeg jugoslavenskog novog vala.


Kako živim iza ugla, a srednju školu sam u tom periodu pohadjao na 100m od Kulušića, osobno sam proživio procvat (ali i pad) jednog od najpoznatijih klubova u Jugoslaviji. Iako tek mladi tinejdžer, odlazio sam na mnoge koncerte onda nadolazećih bandova – Film, Idoli, Električni Orgazam, Azra, Haustor, Patrola, Boa, Šarlo Akrobata... Svoje “live” albume su u Kulušiću 1981. godine snimili Film, Azra (trostruki album “Ravno do dna”, spomen na sedam uzastopnih i rasprodanih koncerata u Kulušiću), te jedini band s malo dužom poviješću, a koji je uspješno pratio trendove i mijenjao stilove kroz vrijeme, Bijelo Dugme.


Bilo je to možda i najbolje doba domaće muzike, doba gramofonskih ploča, radio emisija Dražena Vrdoljaka i Darka Glavana, magazina Polet i Džuboks, jedno drugo vrijeme kojeg se često sjetim s nostalgijom. U kasnijim godinama, krajem 80-ih i pocetkom 90-ih, klub gubi koncertno značenje, ali postaje mjesto tematskih muzičkih večeri, od rockabilly Blue Moon petkom, Tom Tom Cluba nedjeljom, county večeri srijedom, te legendarnih voditelja večeri Tomo Ricov, Tomo in der Muhlen, Zoran Pezo, Ozren Kanceljak, Slavin Balen... Sadašnje stanje je prilično tužno, klub je već godinama zatvoren (mislim od 2002 g.) zbog stalnih pritužbi stanara radi buke, te polako trune.

Dobro pazite na radoznale oči mugglesa, dohvaćanje samog cachea može biti vidljivo iz daljine. Posebnu pažnju obratite na besposlene parking službenike (nose prsluke jarkih boja), u blizini im je omiljeno mjesto za odmaranje.

P.S. Na kraju, par obaveznih pjesama najpoznatijih grupa tog vremena, koje jednostavno MORATE poslušati. Vratit će vas kroz vrijeme, stvoriti atmosferu Yu pop/rocka 80-ih, te stvoriti raspoloženje neophodno za trazenje cache-a... ;-) : Film, Šarlo Akrobata, Haustor, Električni Orgazam, Bijelo Dugme, Azra, Idoli, Elvis J. Kurtović, Boa, Patrola, Zabranjeno Pušenje, U Škripcu, Laki Pingvini, Denis i Denis, i mnogi, mnogi drugi...


EN: On the given coordinates, you are standing in front of a legendary place of not only croatian, but also yugoslav rock history. “Zebra” is how the young people called “Musical Scene Centar Kulusic” (later shortened to Kulusic), the name comes from a huge picture of zebra painted all over the walls in this rock club’s café. Opened in 1979, it was a café during the day, and during the night not only disco, but more important, a concert venue for most important concerts of the yugoslav new wave. As I live around the corner, and was attending high school which was 100m away from Kulusic, I personally witnessed the rise (but also the fall) of one of the most famous clubs in former Yugoslavia. Although only a teenager, I attended many concerts of current upcoming bands - Film, Idoli, Elektricni Orgazam, Azra, Haustor, Patrola, Boa, Sarlo Akrobata... There were three “live” albums recorded here in 1981, one by a new band from Zagreb called Film, second one by Azra (triple album “Straight to the bottom”, a memory of seven consecutive sold-out concerts in Kulusic), and the last one by already well-known band from Sarajevo (led by Goran Bregovic), Bijelo Dugme.


It was probably the best period for yugoslav rock music, times of vinyl records, radio shows of rock critics Drazen Vrdoljak and Darko Glavan, youth magazines Polet and Jukebox, completely another time which I ofter recall with a lot of nostalgy. In late 80’s and beginning of 90’s, club loses its concert importance, but becomes a place for thematic musical evenings, from rockabily Blue Moon on Fridays, Tom Tom Club on Sundays, country nights on Wednesdays, with some of the legendary DJs like Tomo Ricov, Tomo in der Muhlen, Zoran Pezo, Ozren Kanceljak, Slavin Balen... Current state of the club is rather sad, it has been closed for years (from 2002. I think) because of the continuous complaints from the neighbours about the noise, and it’s slowly rotting away….

Pay attention to curious muggle eyes, reaching for the cache can be visible from far away. Particularly look for parking attendants (dressed in bright colour vests), they have their favourite rest place nearby.

P.S. A couple of mandatory songs from the most popular bands of that period, that you just HAVE to listen. They will send you back in time, and recreate the atmosphere of the Yu-pop/rock of the 80's necessary for getting into the mood for looking for the cache... ;-) : Film, Šarlo Akrobata, Haustor, Električni Orgazam, Bijelo Dugme, Azra, Idoli, Elvis J. Kurtović, Boa, Patrola, Zabranjeno Pušenje, U Škripcu, Laki Pingvini, Denis i Denis, and many, many others...

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Wrfgr yv an ivfvav mnqngxn? Ner lbh ng gur urvtug bs gur zvffvba?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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