Andy and I went to see Dropkick Murphys live this past week with some other friends of ours. We saw them perform in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Egyptian Room. This was one of the best concerts I have seen in a very long time, and the first punk concert I had been to in a long time as well. In going to this, I expected to see a young crowd as it was a weeknight, and boy was I wrong. Not only was there an older crowd at this concert, but the audience got into the music just as much as I remember from when I went to shows frequently at a younger age.
It was a pleasant surprise to me to see mosh pits breaking out, and the fellow moshers picking up someone when they fell. Many of the concerts I have gone to in more recent years made this seem like a lost art to me. In the slim chance you are unfamiliar with what I am talking about, it is common courtesy that if someone falls down while moshing, help get them back to their feet as soon as you notice so they do not get trampled in the pit.
On another note, no matter how many times you have heard “Shipping Up To Boston,” it is a different experience to see live, and you will embrace some pirate alter-ego inside of you that you never knew you had.
Dropkick Murphys put on a heck of a show, and I highly recommend seeing them perform if you ever get a chance to. My only suggestion is not to drink too much as you will have to urinate and there won’t be an easy way to get back to where you were on the floor.