Yeah the people who we were playing with and put us up (DDM - Drowning Dog and DJ Malatesta, DEFINITELY worth checking out if you haven’t!) were telling us that they’re becoming jaded with the scene in Milan and feel it doesn’t really reach the working class enough, but I was just wide-eyed open-mouthed and gawping at everything. Most exciting city I’ve been to, can’t wait to go back!
QELD and DDM playing Geneva Switzerland for Mayday wooooooooooo!
I met an Italian guy at my uni who was doing his phd thesis on the anarchist scene in Milan from the 1870s to the 20s, I should dig it out actually, the guy was clued up - Fausto his name was…
It sounds to me like the scene in Barcelona, where I had a similar experience to you - people were telling me it had become insular and out of touch with the people, and I was like….insulate me! I hate being in touch with the people! (obviously a sentiment contrary to my actual politics but shit mate that looked like a fun way to live)
classe: then we also have a fucking job. That’s another reason to stay in the bubble for the rest of the time. If you have to work with the kind of OMGILOVEMYJOB people I’ve to face for 10 hours a day, you will fuckin bury yourself into a coffin, not just choose your comrades carefully.
I mean, for most of us there are different realities we have to deal with everyday, then, defining political praxies based on needs, we reclaim the need for community - even insulated from bloody hipsters and yuppies, erasmus students and bloody researchers.
If you come and visit one day I will show you some places where people still believe they are in the 70s, like the flat where I live.
For the others, learn Italian and read this book: