Canadian-Hungarians in EDDA T-shirts, unforgettable parties, meetups with a rockstar and lost voice for days for those who were singing loud all the hits… Attila Pataky, the leader and main singer of the famous Hungarian band, EDDA Művek continued his Canadian tour on the west coast, giving a great opportunity for Hungarians to have a party they will never forget.
The concert was held at the Hungarian House of Edmonton on the 6th of April. The audience were excited to see the Hungarian singer, they arrived early and the crowd continued to grow until the start of the concert. Attila greeted the audience one by one, he said he is truly happy to have them. He is such an attentive and empathic singer.
He started the night with a short lecture, where he shared his greatest memories with the audience from the last 43 years. It was a pleasure to listen his enthusiastic stories about his carrier and his family. While Attila was prepared for the concert, DJ Gary entertained the audience with retro disco. Attila enchanted the crowd with his professionalism and vocal. Evergreen EDDA hits were danced and sang aloud by the audience. He created such an amazing atmosphere as if he was singing in a fifteen thousand arena. A family told me, that after the day of the concert the kids were singing loud the EDDA hits while they were brushing their teeth. Since the concert they always ask for some EDDA music…
It was not the first time Attila Pataky has visited the city of Calgary, but now he did lot more than just one concert. The night started with meet and greet, where he signed, and took pictures with the fans. By the time the meet and greet ended the Culture House was full. Then Attila told stories from his new book for the audience, about family, rock and faith. The concert started after the reading, and it was absolutely amazing to see everyone started to dance and sing loud, regardless of age and gender. We heard all the hits, we sang along, and had an unforgettable night. After the concert the party did not end, thanks to DJ Gary we were in a Hungarian retro disco until dawn.
On the 8th of April, the tour had its final stop in Canada. An enthusiastic and large number of fans gathered at the event, which started with a public gathering. Among other things, we heard stories about EDDA, and Attila gave us insight into the life of the legendary band. During the evening, sausages and hot dogs alleviated the hunger of the people, the food was provided by the kitchen of the Hungarian House. The concert was fantastic. Some fans wore EDDA T-shirts, and almost everyone sang along the old hits. The show was a great Hungarian experience for the locals, and after that they could dance in the retro disco. This night had been known for days in Vancouver. This year the Canadian Attila Pataky tour has ended, but we got so such memorable experiences.
Thanks to the helpers and the NAHC (National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada) for the organization of the Canadian Pataky tour. Without them this tour could not have been created. Gábor Vaski, the President of the Alliance, helped not only to organize the event, but also to ensure that every tour is prepared for the shows. Attila and Gary were welcomed everywhere by enthusiastic Canadian-Hungarian crowds. The result of the careful preparation and collaboration between Hungarian organizations were six great show. If everything goes well the Canadian audience soon will be able to hear live EDDA hits again. NAHC is working to bring the entire EDDA band to Canada in the fall of 2018 to two large-scale concerts on the east and west coast.
The concert photos are posted here.