It is not easy to rally kids from my generation. Overall, we are very apathetic about life in general. It is even harder to get them all to celebrate a common event with the enthusiasm of a people that have found their reason to love life. However, I believe that at this specific concert, I saw a band do exactly this. Not a soul in the field was still. Lines of twenty or more people grabbed on to one another and danced, screamed, and jumped. Never in my life have I seen such a festivity. And never did the band's energy betray us. From spraying wine over the crazed fans to crowd surfing on a drum, Gogol Bordello created this atmosphere as if there was no other way to perform for a riled-up group of festival go-ers.
So, I would like to congratulate Gogol Bordello for giving us a reason to celebrate, a reason to be ourselves, and a reason to love music. See just one of their performances from Coachella 2008 here!