To throw even more abnormality into this St. Patrick’s Day, the Dropkick Murphys were unable to play their traditional show in front of their home town crowd of friends and family in Bston. Thankfully, the punk rock/Celtic folk band turned their misfortune into a live-streamed show for fans living in quarantine.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Got a little emotional watching the #dropkickmurphys live stream while browsing the hashtag reactions on social: folks toasting with a Guinness, kids dancing in front of the TV etc. Felt just that little bit more connected and human during this quarantine.”
The two hour show featured the band playing hits such as “Shipping Up To Boston,” as well as a cover of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” – dedicated to the people of Italy.
“Stick together out there, take care of one another. We’re all in this together,” said singer Ken Casey.
Announcing the show, they wrote to fans: “For the first time in 24 years, we are not playing on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The current world situation is the ONLY thing that would ever stop us from doing so… The show must go on.”
And, yes, that is the great writer G.K. Chesterton on the drum skins.