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The Gipsy Kings in concert at Wolf Trap

We just got back from the Gipsy Kings concert at Wolf Trap. It was as fun as we expected it to be, and more! I’d never seen them in concert before, and neither had my wife, so nothing prepared us for the ebullient barrage of seven guitars playing in unison. It’s a unique experience, one that you must see to understand. You just don’t get the same effect when you listen to them on a CD. Trust me on this.

The weather was perfect and the venue was great. If you have a chance to see the Gipsy Kings at Wolf Trap, go, today (as I write this, it’s just past midnight). They’re having another concert this evening (Friday), and if you can get seats, go. These are some of the most inexpensive tickets you can buy to go see them on their US tour this summer. While tickets sell for up to $2,000 at other venues, we were able to get orchestra seats for $40 per person at Wolf Trap. That’s a bargain!

I recorded video sequences of the concert, only to have my camera play games with me. First it kept telling me that my freshly charged battery was empty, then it corrupted a few of the video clips I recorded… At least I managed to salvage enough video clips to put together the video you see below. Trust me, the video doesn’t do them justice. They had us dancing on our feet most of the time. People were yelling and whistling and dancing and clapping like there was no tomorrow. My palms are still sore from all that clapping.

Download Gipsy Kings in Concert (M4V, 720×540, 1:28) or view at YouTube or Vimeo

I apologize for not being able to keep the video camera steady. It’s hard to do it while dancing. Enjoy! 🙂


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7 thoughts on “The Gipsy Kings in concert at Wolf Trap

  1. EP, I used a regular digital camera, an Olympus C-770 UZ, which has a 10x optical zoom. It’s no longer being made, they have better models now. The important thing is to keep the camera steady as you pan.

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  2. E.P. says:

    Thanks for posting that! I love the Gypsy Kings,but have never had the opportunity to see them in concert. Great to see Wolf Trap theater again. Went there in 2006 for the first time, for the Andreas Vollenweider concert, and was impressed by what a great little venue it was. Wish I lived closer so I could go there all the time! Thanks again for the video.
    Ps…when you zoomed in, I thought the quality of the video looked fairly professional. What type of camera did you use for it?

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  3. Hi
    I am from Barrie ontario Canada, went to see for the first time in concert The Gypsy Kings in concert at Casino Rama Orillia ontario Canada, that was a surprise for my birthday I went with my husband, waht a concert i could not sit still in my seat enjoyed every minute of it and for sure we will go back to see them when they return at Casino Rama.
    Oh boy what a night !!!!

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  4. Hi
    I am from Barrie ontario Canada, went to see for the first time in concert The Gypsy Kings in concert at Casino Rama Orillia ontario Canada, that was a surprise for my birthday I went with my husband, waht a concert i could not sit still in my seat enjoyed every minute of it and for sure we will go back to see them when they return at Casino Rama.
    Oh boy what a night !!!!

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  6. rubirosa says:

    Yay! I am heading there tonight with my husband. We try to see them every summer when they come to Wolf Trap and now your article has gotten me revved up!
    I just hope the weather holds. Thi syear we opted for lawn tickets because last year we were dancing in our seats and it was, well, not practical. LOL.
    Thanks for the video clip.

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