"It certainly wasn't a normal Thursday night in Falvey's Bar," says one of the men behind the video
Peter Teahan, the man who first posted the ‘Mr Brightside’ pub singalong video, has said The Killers‘ hit helped to provide a “very good send-off” for his late friend.
In the video that has now gone viral, Brian O’Sullivan from Killorglin, County Kerry is seen paying his respects to Ger ‘Farmer’ Foley – who recently died at the age of 45 – by prompting a mass singalong at local pub Falvey’s bar.
During his rendition of ‘Mr Brightside’, O’Sullivan is seen whipping off his shirt and proceeding to crowd-surf in Foley’s honour. Watch footage of the heartwarming moment below.
“It certainly wasn’t a normal Thursday night in Falveys,” Teahan told the BBC. “A lot of people had been getting up to sing, one person had a guitar and did [well-known Irish song] ‘Raglan Road]. Brian was a good friend of Ger’s, and that was one of Ger’s favourite songs, so he got everyone going.”
“Most people in the area knew Ger, he was very popular. It was a very good send-off for him,” Teahan added.
Since it went viral, The Killers themselves have endorsed the video, writing on Twitter: “Brian O’Sullivan, if Brandon ever needs a fill-in, we’re calling you! May we all have friends like this #farmersrule”.