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Backstage at Bonnaroo With Gogol Bordello: Acoustic Medley and More

June 17, 2008 2:56 PM ET

Rolling Stone caught up with Gogol Bordello's eccentric leader Eugene Hutz before he hopped (literally) onstage at Bonnaroo. Take a look at the gypsy punks' pre-show rituals while Hutz serenades us with a medley of fantastically oddball acoustic tunes.

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