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It has been two weeks since the Boston marathon bombing and the amazing support from so many Bostonians have helped so many. Benefits and relief efforts have been popping up in the past weeks and have been raising countless dollars to help those who suffered on Marathon Monday.
Boston locals, the Dropkick Murphys were on the west coast touring during the bombing, but they all realized that they had to do something to help. The Dropkicks quickly put together a benefit concert at the House of Blues yesterday with other Boston bands State Radio, Big D and the Kids Table. Tickets were around 30 dollars and all proceeds went to the Boston One Fund. In just a few hours the event sold out.
I had the chance to go to the show yesterday and the energy was unlike any other show I have been to. Everyone was there for one singular reason, to help out Boston. Six bands in total played the benefit show with the doors opening around 12:30 and ending around 7 for a full day of music. The Dropkick Murphys had the Boston Police Department’s Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums come on stage to start off their set. Later, they played a couple of encore sets even having a good amount of the crowd get up on stage with them. The whole show was an amazing experience and also helped out The One Fund which has now raised over $26 million.