gogolbordello, is usually a quiet, respectful fan community, with the usual sharing of tour dates, new youtube videos and... oddly, hand made scarves and things.
All in all, a pretty tame place, and never before (as far as I know) featured here.
The back story:
Gogol Bordello is a pretty fantastic (imo) gypsy-punk band (think the Pogues, but Romanian) who tour incessantly. In true DIY fashion, they've managed to get themselves a pretty respectably large and devoted world-wide fan base through touring and word of mouth alone.
Enter Madonna and the Live Earth concerts.
Apparently the night before the show, Madonna contacted Gogol Bordello and asked if they would join her on stage. They agreed, canceled their show for that night, with much apologies, and got massive world wide exposure.
Enter fanatical, foaming, ranting fan base. Who is, basically, paper_airliner.
The stupid starts Here, with the announcement. ---edit oops, this one is locked, but there is not much stupid here, anyway.
Continues here, shortly after the concert
Sort of hits a peak here, where paper_airliner posts a video of the offending bit, rants about how Madonna mis-pronounced the fiddle players name, and promptly misspells "congrats".
Continues here, with the obligatory online MySpace protest
here, with a rational comment.
and here, where the pissing contest between paper_airliner and agloriousday really gets going
And here, where paper_airliner posts a crappy camcorder video of the original version of the song sung on stage with Madonna.
and FINALLY (so far) ends here, where someone posts how they saw Gogol Bordello with Madonna and immediately fell in love with the band. They are accused of trolling in the first comment.
It's like zombie stupid, it just won't die.
Not done yet... This just popped up, and should get the ranties going