Dropkick Murphys Cover Band Actually The Dropkick Murphys
BOSTON COMMON — Hundreds of Red Sox fans were left astonished yesterday after learning that the Dropkick Murphys cover band at the team’s victory parade was in fact the actual Dropkick Murphys.
The band was situated on one of the first duck boats in the parade procession, which passed through Boston on Wednesday morning. Also on the float were some adored Boston icons, including green monsters Wally and Tessie, as well as “Big ‘David’ Big (Ortiz”, “‘Papi’: ‘BIG! Papi’”).
The band covered popular Dropkick Murphys hits, such as “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” “Tessie,” and “We’re Still Shipping Up to Boston After 13 Years of Playing This Song.” Onlookers were delighted to hear these classics covered so expertly by what they assumed was a Dropkick Murphys cover band.
“I couldn’t believe that these ‘Dropkick Murphys’ were covering Dropkick Murphys songs, as if they were the Dropkick Murphys, or something,” said Boston College Professor Dr. Opkick Murphy. “I haven’t heard a Dropkick Murphys song that well-done since the Dropkick Murphys played ‘I’m Shipping Up to Boston’ and ‘Tessie’ every other year between 2004 and 2013.”
However, not everybody in attendance shared Opkick’s sentiments. Self-proclaimed die-hard Dropkick Murphys fan Nips McGillicuddy (BU ‘89) is said to have thrown his cap off in frustration, before collapsing on the floor, only to be picked up by a tipsy high-schooler.
At press time, the Dropkick Murphys were reportedly holed up in a local pub, demanding that they be allowed to watch that one scene from The Departed for the sixth time in a row.