kilmainham

Proof that last night was probably the best Jack White gig for him so far
  • Jack refused to stop playing - the sound got turned off and there were people backstage telling him to stop but he just walked up to the front of the stage with his guitar (where I was hehe), told everyone and his band to be silent (which everyone did) and shouted “RIGHT SO THEY’VE TURNED OFF THE PA. I’M GONNA SING A LINE AND YOU REPEAT AFTER ME. OK? CAN WE DO THIS?” It was beautiful
  • Jack cried at the end when he was bowing (nvr seen that happen)
  • The Kills were supporting and at a point I didn’t even want Jack to come out because they were so amazing
  • When he first came out he hadn’t done his tie and he stood for 5 minutes at the front of the stage with a bottle of champagne doing his tie. He hadn’t even said a word yet.
  • Alison came out during “Love Interruption” with lyrics scribbled on a piece of paper, and her and Jack forgot all the lyrics and kept mumbling while leaning down to read them off the paper it was so cute
  • Alison AND Jamie came out for the last song (during which the sound was turned off) which was a cover of “Goodnight Irene”
  • He did a cover of “I Wanna Be Your Dog”. YES. THE STOOGES. I WAS SCREAMING.
  • Jack played songs from De Stijl which happens to me my (joint) favourite White Stripes album, i.e. “Little Bird”, “Why Can’t You Be Nicer To Me?” and “Hello Operator" 
  • He played a really stripped down version of ”You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket" which was so beautiful and sweet
  • He also played “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As Your Told)” - when he announced this he said the full title and actually said the word “parenthesis”
  • He played “Old Enough” which is my favourite Raconteurs song
  • It was Lille Mae’s birthday and he made each of the band members say “I love you Lillie Mae” into their mics and then dedicated “Steady As She Goes” to her even though he said that song was “the antithesis of her… I’m gonna bring you to the library to help you find out what that word means, Lillie Mae… I’m not actually sure I know either… But I’m pretty sure you’re the opposite of this song, Lillie Mae.”

26/06/14, Royal Kilmainham Hospital, Dublin

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In the early morning hours of May 12, 1916, James Connolly, revolutionary, socialist, union organizer, signatory to the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and Commandant-General of the Dublin Division of the Army of the Irish Republic was taken by stretcher to the courtyard of Kilmainham Gaol, strapped into a wooden chair, and shot by a British Army firing squad. Connolly had been so badly injured from the fighting during the Rising that he was unable to stand.


‘’Apostles of Freedom are ever idolized when dead, but crucified when living’’

RIP James Connolly

Kilmainham Gaol. One of the nicest places I’ve ever been to. The history behind, the scenery, the cobwebs, the shuddering feeling of cold wind blowing through open windows. Felt like home.

Irish flag in the rock breaking yard at Kilmainham Gaol.

The green of the flag represents the republican, independence seeking Irish, and the orange represents the unionists, those wishing to stay a part of Great Britain. The white, dividing the two, is meant to represent peace between the two sides that have so bitterly fought over the generations.