When I Die, Please Send Me Off Like This Guy Did For His Fallen Friend At The Nearest Irish Pub
Killorglin, Ireland — For a large group of mourners in Killorglin, Ireland, the passing of a close friend wasn’t about tears but instead was about honoring his memory by rocking out. When a farmer, Ger “Farmer” Foley, who had cystic fibrosis, died last week at the age of 45, friends gathered at a pub to come together to celebrate his life, according to the Huffington Post. It became clear it wasn’t going to the typical somber affair, though, when Brian O’Sullivan climbed on top of a counter and began speaking. “[Ger] is salt of the earth, he will never be replaced, but we will remember him forever in our lives,” he begins. He then announces to Farmer’s friends and family that he’s going to perform “the most appropriate song that you could ever get for this man; it’s ‘Mr. Brightside.’” “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers begins to play in the background, and O’Sullivan sings and dances. It isn’t long before the whole pub is singing and dancing with him, jumping up and down, rocking out any sorrow they were holding onto.
Seriously, skip the expensive funeral and viewing. Just stuff my body, prop me up, and just stick me next to the keg at the bar. Seriously, no tears, no sadness. I just want it to be a 24 hour party. Maybe just play Marky Mark’s “Good Vibrations” on repeat all night.
And if I happen to go out in my mid 50’s, please, take your shirt off and twist it around your head and spin it like a helicopter:
Just like that.
PS- How good were The Killers? That entire Hot Fuss CD was outstanding from top to bottom. Bangers left and right.