On Saint Patrick’s day 2020, the Dropkick Murphys addressed the upcoming crisis with their show “Streaming up from Boston.”
But then I saw the announcement that one of my all-time favorite bands, Dropkick Murphys, would play a show available as a free live stream for everyone around the world.
It didn’t change much about my situation, but I had a lot of fun dancing with my dog and enjoying some of my favorite songs.
The Dropkick Murphys might not be the most popular band within my yoga community, but the punk rock community is also a huge part of my life. Today, I would like to share this live stream with you that brought me so much joy during the first days of the pandemic.
The Murphys might be too loud or aggressive for some of us, but I would like to mention what they represent:
>> Supporting Unions.
>> Supporting Democrats.
>> Supporting recovery programs for opioid and alcohol addicts.
>> Supporting veterans and their families.
>> Supporting pediatric cancer research.
>> Opposing Donald Trump and other Republicans.
As a teenager, music was my gateway into politics—it was actually how I learned English.
I will watch this show every Saint Patrick’s day from now on. As a memory of how it all started—and hopefully, one day, as a distant memory of a pandemic that changed our lives.
Update: The original clip of the show in 2020 was deleted. Here is the link for the live stream in 2022: