When searching around for fun Irish bands to kick off the St. Patty’s Day weekend (yes, weekend. It officially starts around 12:30 at McBob’s on Saturday with the Tripoli Scottish Highlanders before embarking on a Blue Mound parade/bar crawl route. Yowzer.) The Dropkick Murphy’s are always a solid go to. They used to come to Minneapolis quite a bit, they’re pretty awesome live. Flogging Molly? Sure, they’re fun.
But then I remembered this band called U2. Sooooo, remember them?
I used to be a U2 fan. I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily not anymore but I lost interest about the time that things got SOOOO foking serious with them. But Sunday Bloody Sunday live at the Red Rocks (which I still haven’t been to, poor me) was fun music. The rain, the fog, the cute Irishmen, the Edge. OooooLala. It hit right at the time in my life where a little rebellion was fun but I was paying my own rent so a full on war on society wasn’t ok.
So for the St. Patty’s Day kickoff, U2.
Enjoy the weekend (and yes, Monday will still count as the weekend.)
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.