New Years Eve at the Windsor Hotel / by Greg Gallinger

Chris Hannah of Propagandhi performs at the Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Chris Hannah of Propagandhi performs at the Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

When it was announced that Propagandhi would be playing an intimate New Years Eve show at the Windsor Hotel Winnipeg's aging anarchists, beer leaguers, punks frothed at the mouth at the idea of seeing Winnipeg's (and North America's) most outspoken progressive thrash bands at a venue usually reserved for blues bands and local indie acts.

I was tipped off a few days prior to the announcement, yet the original run of tickets still fell just beyond my reach. Disappointement set in for many who had hoped to ring in the new year with their favourite band.

Luckily many who missed out managed to make it in anyways, through luck or the kindness of others. The crowd composed primarily of old friends and local legends. All were in high spirits and grateful to be in attendance.

You can checkout my collection of photos from the evening here.

Todd (the Rod) Kowalski

Todd (the Rod) Kowalski

David (the Beaver) Guillas of Propagandhi, performing at the Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

David (the Beaver) Guillas of Propagandhi, performing at the Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.