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Sunday, 03 June 2018

BUNBURY: Dropkick Murphys

Bunbury Music Festival

6/03/17 - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is one I've been looking forward to for some time. I love me some DKM, and I finally not only got the opportunity to see them live (never worked out in the past for various reasons) but also got to shoot them from the pit. Bassist and singer Ken Casey had recently had surgery on his neck following an accident (like, a week before) but, against doctor's orders, went ahead and performed anyway. He turned bass duties over to a longtime roadie, and then proceeded to run around the stage like a wildman. You'd never know anything was wrong unless you happened to notice he couldn't turn his head.

*Fun Ken Casey/DKM fact: at a St. Patrick's week show in 2013, Ken Casey, mid-song, threw down his bass and proceeded to beat the everloving crap out of a skinhead for throwing a nazi salute. He strapped on his bass, returned to his microphone, and stated unequivocally, "Nazis are not fucking welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show." (aka "Nawtsees ah nawt fackin welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show.") Seriously, he's an American hero, and we have video proof.

Sunday, 03 June 2018