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God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is An Astronaut | Močvara

July 15, 2016

Due to extreme weather conditions, parts of Croatian highway were closed. It was Friday and every second Middle-European family went to the coastline. We were lucky enough, as we were driving in the opposite direction, but still, we were late. Really late. Even though we were able to get back on the highway, the clock was 7:30 PM and we had more than 230 kilometres to Zagreb.

So this happened right before departure from Mostar:

First, I couldn’t believe it. God Is An Astronaut actually confirmed my photo pass via Twitter? Seriously?! The band was performing yesterday in Kino Šiška and today, they were stopping in Močvara, Zagreb. I double checked the @Giaa_band Twitter handle and then, a big smile drew itself upon my face. I was really impressed by how accessible one of the giants of post-rock can be. I really wanted to see them live for quite some time now and this was the perfect opportunity.

Just, not to be misinterpreted, I wasn’t looking for a free ticket, I was asking for a permission to bring a camera to a show.

The drive was intense, but we actually managed to arrive at the start of the first song. Thank you guys from Zoran Čalić Band for baring with me. Luckily I had one full battery left and around 30% of empty space on my backup SD-card. It was my first time in Močvara, the place was packed, hot and full of fog. Even though I was tired, hungry and still a little nervous about the whole trip, I tried to give my best. You can see the gallery bellow.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut, an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, performing live on stage of Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut merch stand in Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut's crew in Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

God Is an Astronaut merch stand in Močvara Club in Zagreb, Croatia.

The show was better than expected, and even though I struggled with catching the brief moments of adequate light, I enjoyed every second of it. Hopefully they will be back soon and I can repeat the experience, but until then, I have a new vinyl and autographed CD for my collection. Thank you GIAA.

About the band

God Is an Astronaut is an Irish post-rock band from the Glen of the Downs, County Wicklow, formed in 2002. (source: Wiki)

Torsten Kinsella – Guitar
Niels Kinsella – Bass
Lloyd Hanney – Drums
Jamie Dean – Piano/Synths

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