It’s a weird feeling, heading to Boston and knowing we’re staying there for 4 days. A good one but its strange because for so long it’s felt like we have ages to go and now, well, we’re nearing the end.
Last time I was here I remember crowd surfing during the Flogging Molly set without shoes and when I got to the front, the security guards threatened to chuck me out into the snow because I didn’t have my ID. Anyway, fortunately, that didn’t happen this time! Though poor old Dave did bust his toe in after being attacked by a rogue flagstone.
The gigs are fun, lots of drunken shenanigans go on, a great climax to the tour! Great to meet some familiar and not so familiar faces! (Sorry I nearly got you chucked out Zachary)!!
Since we were all in Boston for four days we all planned to spend some time being tourists, although every time I woke up it had gone midday. Slim and his very wonderful friend Jim who came to help out did manage to do a bit though…they did the freedom trail, saw the parade on St. Patricks Day and ate at some famous diners.
The last night’s party in the VIP room is a blurred memory but I’m informed I was described as a ‘live wire’ by the almighty Ken Casey (bass player and lead singer)! I have no idea.
Anyway, what an amazing experience. Thank you to the Dropkick Murphys for it, thank you to all the new friends we’ve made and to Mary and the fellas from Lucero for some epic hangs. Until next time!
June tour dates (and ticket links)
5th June – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL tickets
7th June – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH tickets
8th June – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH tickets
10th June – Visulaite Theatre – Charlotte, NC tickets
11th June – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA tickets
15th June – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA tickets
16th June – Middle East – Boston, MA tickets
17th June – The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY tickets