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- Posted on Aug 29th 2010 11:15AM by Julian Marszalek
"I am going back to New York and taking September off," Hutz reveals. With upcoming dates this autumn in South America, this is going to be well-earned break. But before Gogol Bordello fly back to the US, there remains the small matter of entertaining Leeds' Main Stage.
And entertain they do as any signs of Hutz's exhaustion are well and truly hidden. He leads Gogol Bordello with a set so spirited that you'd think their very lives depended upon it. 'My Companjera' proves to be an early highlight, with the revellers at the front of the stage struggling to keep up with the band's seemingly endless reserves of energy and verve.
Yet that's the deal with Gogol Bordello: first show? Last show? The one right in the middle? Who cares? This is a band that treats each gig as if it was their very last. This is the kind of thing reputations get built on.