Grindhouse made a tour stop in Vienna for their Rock ya City tour 2006. Dominik Rietzel is bringing you a behind the scenes look of this tourstop and his following trip to Slovakia.
Blondie: “Hello Mr. Rietzel, is a BMW ok for you?“
DR: “Yes sure but I´ll go to ….”
Blondie: “Oh I´m sorry then we can´t give you a German car, only a Ford Focus would be available.”
Holy shit that was the start of our Grindhouse Rock Your City 2006 in
After something around 3 hours of sleep I tried to wake up everybody and shoot them in new Grindhouse Clothing and I can give you one message you should keep in mind: “Never try to take pics with a sleeping Lion!”
Around twelve we arrived at the famous spot Donauinsel and waited/skated for some hours there as Matze Ogger was arrested on the Highway for doing some stupid kid’s stuff….
Well it wasn’t a problem as the skaters busted out some nice tricks – well whatever you can imagine with Rollerbladers like Dani Prell, Bruno Löwe, Martin Darnadi, Steve Dürr, Frido and Martina Svobodova….until a policeman came and took me and another Photographer from Hungary with him to check if we are criminals.
When we tried to get to the next stop called Floridsdorf by train there was a security who tried to control our tickets, but the locals took care of this problem by blocking the door so he couldn´t enter. Try this in – I think you get into big trouble for this.
There were some nice Curbs on the spot but as there was also some professional skateboard video and photo session going down we finished our Kebap and went to some really beautiful red rails in front of a pink wall. Afterwards we went to one more quite long rail where Martina did a topporn just before it started to rain.
So I quit the session and drove in direction of
Why?? Hmm maybe because I was so stupid to forget that my ID expired and so the guy told me that my ID is not valid anymore and I’m not allowed to pass.
Fuck I was hungry & tired & wanted to get drunk!
So we went to the next boarder somewhere in a military area with some guys running around with machine guns, do you know these old movies with Russian borders – well nearly like this haha.
But no problem the next guy was talking to somebody so I wasn’t that important and he just let me pass and since then I was dreaming of something to eat!
Afterwards I tried to get drunk, but I was to tired and after some beers and vodka I fell asleep at about three….
The next day I was shooting with Martina for TRS and Martin Darnadi did some sick tricks as well, you should go one day to Bratislava and skate there, they have quite sick spots there, as you will see for sure somewhere in the next months.
I don’t know if you want to read about my 7 hours travel back home to
Well I’m not quite sure about it, but it has to do with scenes out of the movie “Terminal” where a guy is not allowed to leave a country and not allowed to stay in a country and has to live in between. Oh forget about it I was really happy as I arrived in my bed at 4:30 and got some sleep before I had to get up at 7:00 to go to work!
I love these tours, as you will always learn something new, you never experienced before!
Dominik Rietzel (photographer and writer)
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