Three years later Gogol Bordello is still an incredible band to see live. I caught their set as they headlined the final night of 2017's Riverfest Elora. I had been looking forward to it all weekend; hoping for a great show and great photos, and hoping I wouldn't receive the wine baptism again. Well, I consider myself lucky. I got all I was hoping for, as did the wound-up audience.
To say that Gogol Bordello is a high-energy live act is an extreme understatement. Every member of the band gives it all on stage and they try to make sure that their addictive energy is picked up by, and shared with, the audience. The band ran through an extensive set that kept everyone moving. I'm not the kind of fan who could keep track of it all, but I'll take the opportunity to see this band any time I can and I'd recommend you do the same.
Their latest album, Seekers and Finders, came out the Friday after Riverfest.
"Not A Crime"
"Start Wearing Purple"