Gogol Bordello at The UC Theatre, by Ria Burman
Gogol Bordello (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

VerseChorusVerse supported Gogol Bordello’s sold-out show at the UC Theater in Berkeley on Friday night, May 27. The night was packed with Gogol Bordello’s requisite raw, wild energy, crowd participation, and musical mayhem.

Gogol Bordello is a riot of fun to see live, and if you’re lucky, you may walk out of one of their shows with a bouquet of flowers sent flying through the crowd via a creative leg-limbed catapult. If you’ve yet to experience Gogol Bordello, check out “John the Conqueror” from their 2013 album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, and “Uma Menina” from the 2010 Trans-Continental Hustle.