Monday, March 28, 2016
Oh, The Humanity! “Watch An Entire Irish Pub Sing ‘Mr. Brightside’ In Moving Send-Off For Dead Friend”
“Watch An Entire Irish Pub Sing ‘Mr. Brightside’
In Moving Send-Off For Dead Friend”
by Lee Moran
“Mourners in Ireland celebrated the life of a local farmer by seriously rocking out to “Mr. Brightside“ by The Killers. A video uploaded on Friday shows everyone attending a wake at Falvey’s Bar in Killorglin, County Kerry, emotionally belting out the smash hit.
Brian O’Sullivan stands on the counter to pay a moving tribute to Ger “Farmer” Foley, who had cystic fibrosis and died last week at the age of 45, reports the Irish Mirror. “Ger is salt of the earth, he will never be replaced, but we will remember him forever in our lives,” he tells Foley’s friends and family. “I’ve been doing this song for a few years but I haven’t done it for a couple of years up on this counter, it’s the most appropriate song that you could ever get for this man, it’s ‘Mr. Brightside,’” O’Sullivan adds.
The music then comes on and O’Sullivan starts singing. He gets increasingly animated as he encourages the crowd to sing along with him, whips off his top, dives into the crowd and drops to the floor. The entire pub then rocks out to the track, just as if they were at a concert. Tim Clifford uploaded the above video, which is now going viral with more than 370,000 views.”