By Sarah Mac
November 19, 2015
On a brisk November Thursday, punks both young and old joined together in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Gogol Bordello’s 2005 release, Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike.
Although the classic is their fourth full-length album, it is also an album held dearly by fans. The 10-year anniversary was definitely cause for a celebration, and was played in full at each stop on the tour.
For anyone who has never attended a Gogol show, it’s one for the bucket list. Gogol is comprised of a montage of musicians from all walks of life who originally conjoined in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Their undeniably unique, gypsy punk sound has captured and captivated loyal fans from around the world.
With instruments ranging from accordion to trumpet, combined with lead singer Eugene Hutz’s unique vocal stylings, it’s guaranteed to be like nothing else.
Gogol Bordello sold out the MacEwan Ballroom, and it was a familiar fiesta, if you will. Hit after hit rang through the ballroom, and not only did Gogol play Underdog in its entirety, they played many other fan favourites. With each song played, the crowd was singing along and of course, dancing – so much dancing!
With the energy from Gogol Bordello’s performance radiating from the stage to the crowd, everyone was part of the celebration.AB, Alberta, Gogol Bordello, MacEwan Hall