You can mosh, rush the stage, shout and stomp at a Dropkick Murphys concert, but the Celtic rockers draw the line at flashing a Nazi salute.
Near the end of its March 13 show at Terminal 5 in Midtown Manhattan, the veteran Boston punk band invited fans onstage — as per tradition — to participate in an encore rendition of "Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced." Fans continued to pour onto the stage as the group transitioned to another classic, the anti-white supremecist ditty "Skinhead on the MBTA," then a cover of AC/DC’s "TNT."
That’s when things got a little ugly.
According to several blogs — and caught on video from the scene — a large man with a shaved head began to flash the Nazi salute, with a bent arm shooting straight. Founding bassist-singer Ken Casey bounded toward the guy, shoved him aside and began a pile-on that ended half a minute later with a torn shirt and one less skinhead onstage.
He took back the microphone and screamed, "Nazis are not f—ing welcome at a Dropkick Murphys show!" and the crowd went wild.
The brawl begins around 8:00 in the video below: