Festival Blues Nights is held in Varniai for 24 years and is famous for its free spirit and the sense of brotherhood. Even the biggest blues music stars are surprisingly simple, and their list of requirements does not raise any concerns. “Sometimes we even ask more than once, whether or not everything is sufficient to the extent that is specified in the artist’s rider” – laughs the organizer Algirdas Barniškis-Blėka. He likes the simplicity of the stars, and while organizing other festivals, he had a lot of different experience and is accustomed to the most bizarre foreign artists and their needs, Blėka continues to wonder: “No bizarre needs?” In return, he is preparing a pleasant surprise for the musicians behind the scene – personally cooked “chili con carne” stew in the back of the stage.