What Coming in 2nd Means to Croatia

Photo by Gordana Batinić‎ on Facebook, captioned: “A kaj sad[?]
Nismo prvi ali smo najbolji ❤” (Translation: “Now what?
We are not the first but we are the best. ❤)

The first time I visited Croatia, I attended a Thompson concert with my husband. It was smaller than expected, like many things in this country of 4.5 million people, but it was otherwise everything that you would expect when attending the concert of a much-loved singer / songwriter: the loud speakers, the flashing stage lights, the call for one more song. But what I didn’t expect to see was something I’ve yet to see in the…