a bit about Gregor
What do you do and why do you do it?
I am the CEO of Revolvers Productions. We specialize in sponsoring for and production of large scale events. We try to combine the brand worlds of event sponsors with the brand and experience worlds of events, so that both parties get the most out of their partnership. To archive this we create stands, promotions and also develop our own event tools, such as rapid can coolers, hashtag printers, refreshment tunnels and many more fun tools you might encounter at large events.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?
Honestly, I don’t think I ever had a job where i was not able to take at least something positive away from it. Even if that something is just that the specific job is not for me. I became self employed very early in my career life.
Were you born and raised in Vienna?
I was born in the Wachau, a Danube valley about 100kms west of Vienna. The Wachau is one of Austria’s famous wine areas. However, country life soon became very boring for me, so i moved to Vienna a long time ago. I was lucky enough to travel around the world a lot, but I somehow always ended up back in Vienna. I think the quality of life here in Vienna and things such as safety are rarely found in other large cities.
What’s your current hood in Vienna and what’s the best/worst thing about it?
Currently I live in the 5th district, called Margareten. Many of Vienna’s districts kept the old village name of before they became part of Vienna. Besides keeping the name, many of these areas also kept the old village centers with churches and traditional restaurants. Margareten is one of the more central districts. It is quite urban and you are in walking distance to all major sites of Vienna. On the downside, Margareten has very few green spaces.
What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?
I work in the music industry so I have always been exposed to all sorts of music styles. I listen to everything from Metal, Rock, Electronic, Classic, Jazz … just name it. I am not too much into folk or schlager music but I don’t hate any music.
You’re broken hearted – what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
Pfew…somehow two songs come to my mind: “RAKEDE – Jetzt gehst du weg” and “SLIPKNOT – Psychosocial”.
What’s the best TV shows of all time?
I find documentaries like “Chefs Table” or „Abstract” very inspiring, because they expose you to different ways of thinking, creativity and solving problems. I also enjoy Gas Monkey Garage, Top Gear, Blacklist, Scandal, White Collar or similar.
Name some spots in Vienna that are good for a Tinder date.
I guess the “Naschmarkt” is a very good place to go. There is a large variety of restaurants and bars in this area. There is something for everyone.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
I do like to get my shopping done fast. So i take out one day and go to one of the many designer outlets.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
I ended up in so many places already where I never thought I would…
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Visit more art exhibitions and theatre plays.
Where do you go in Vienna for a casual night out?
There are a variety of clubs spread out over the city. I meanwhile prefer more decent restaurants and bars over clubs.
Where would you go in Vienna to celebrate some freaking good news?
Any place that sells a decent beer and whiskey. 😉
What’s your choice of transportation in Vienna and why?
I like to walk if I have the time for it. Vienna is a very “walkable” city.
What are the Vienna spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Stephansplatz, one of the traditional viennese coffee houses, Schönbrunn with its zoo, Belvedere with its Klimt collection, Naschmarkt, Grinzing or Neuwaldegg with its traditional wine places.
What are the Vienna spots tourists should run from screaming?
The Prater (except for the old ferris weel).
Tomorrow’s your last day in Vienna. How do you spend it?
In a coffee house.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Pfew… I like Barcelona for its food and the beach. But there are too many places to explore in the world for me to always go back to the same places.