-We know and we respect that you’re always out there taking the field for the matters you believe in, such as the music casual worker’s rights etc. How are the people that you try to involve in such battles responding to the inputs you send em? Are they all collaborative or there’s still room for improvement?
They do cheer and collaborate when it’s easy to do so and it helps them feel better with themselves. They tend to decline their commitment when things get boring and annoying. But no sour feelings. I understand them, yes I do. Because sometimes I act the very same way. It’s a very long process, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
-Ok Damir you satisfied almost all of our curiosities but we got a last one. Let’s talk about something that somebody would describe as ‘shallow’ but for you and for who’s asking is incredibly serious. We know you’re a football fan and you support Hellas Verona. How do you miss going to the stadium? Because I do miss it a lot, being it one of those forms of aggregation -like clubs/concerts- that are deeply rooted in our culture and (imho) crucial for the development of our future.
Those who don’t understand why the hell should anyone support a football team, well, they miss a very important part of our human existence! Is it dumb? Yes it is. Is it like a religion? Yes it is. Is it irrational? Yes it is. Is it directly useful for the development of humanity? No it’s not. But sometimes it’s very curative and healthy to spend your energies on something which is not strictly important, not strictly clever, not strictly rational. Human beings need that. The Vatican and several other institutions understood it, and they make shitloads of money. Football historically did less harm than religions, so… you should join the dots now. But getting back more specifically to your question, I miss going to the games a lot. Even if, living in Milan, for me it’s like always being on an away game, and never home. It’s exactly like you said: there’s a connection between the energy you sense in a club or at a gig and the one you sense while just entering a stadium. And that connection is called humanity. Humanity is much more relevant to the survival of human mankind than economics, cultural products, philosophies, fashion, styles, clothing, worshipping Kanye West and Virgil Abloh. Sorry Virgil, don’t take it personally. Kanye, you’re more than welcome to take it personally instead.