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Great concert! Also GIP!

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Aug. 30th, 2007 | 07:28 pm
mood: ecstatic

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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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
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Yay! *shares the loooove*

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itstonedme

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from: itstonedme
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
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Eugene IS the hardest working man in show business! Were his pants sliding off him by the end of the show?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so. And yep, they were the red tight ones, were down pretty far by end!

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Rosamunde Brownlocks

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from: rosamundeb
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
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I keep missing them! I'll have to see them one day.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
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You do, it's a blast!

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Blythe

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from: blythely
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
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I'm glad you had a good time! I would like to see them; I do like them.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
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I hope you get a chance, the live shows are a wild experience -- I'm sure there are other bands just as much fun, but I haven't seen them.

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i'm a tiny bandaid?

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from: qthelights
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 10:23 am (UTC)
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Hardly any of this post makes any sense to me, but I had to comment because I'm so glad to see you so happy!! I'm so glad you had a great time *snuggles*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
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I'll be happy to translate into more accessible terms if you like!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
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squee!

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girl with curious hair

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from: kiltsandlollies
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
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I am very glad you went! It's important to sweat it out and have a good time like that. :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
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It was a different kind of fun than Beecake, but definitely worth being tired the next day.

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WestMoon

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from: westmoon
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Yeehah!

So glad you had a great time!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 1st, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
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yeeehaaaa!

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