Posts Tagged: 'music'

Aug. 30th, 2007

Great concert! Also GIP!

The Fillmore was sold out -- 1,250 people on a Wednesday, all rocking out! Some of there were more there for the punk than the gypsy, but there were a fair number of folkie-looking types and gray hairs. I cracked up when I realized that I'd missed punk in the 70s because I was so into folk music and folk rock, and one of the things I like best about Gogol Bordello is the Romany and Eastern European folk music parts... Apparently I haven't changed.

Everyone got sweaty and happy. We managed to find some chairs on the upper balcony so didn't have to brave the floor and had OK sightlines. I watched mosh pit for bit, it was intense and I'm glad I wasn't near it.

I think Eugene Hutz is heir to the title "The hardest working man in show business." I saw James Brown once and he gave everything to his show -- Eugene feels the same to me. The band were all great, high energy, tuneful, exciting. I am a music philistine and often get bored at concerts, but not this one! Pam did not crowd-surf on the drum, but she looked fabulous and I loved watching her. All of them were fabulous and they really did an amazing show. My feet didn't even hurt too much!

GB icon is by bananastand -- all my pictures are terribly blurry

ETA: I used my cotton earplugs during the DJ set beforehand, but not during the concert itself. Yay for good sound systems and no distortion!
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Aug. 29th, 2007

wish me luck and no mosh pit

I'm a little nervous, but wearing my "Start Wearing Purple" t-shirt and we're off to SF to see Gogol Bordello at the Fillmore. We'd take teenboy but he's got school early tomorrow morning. So it's just us middle-aged types, and I hope it's more Gypsy and less Punk. I gotta find my earplugs.
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