Well holy god, if ever you needed more evidence that The Frames are absolute legends.
The Irish band were playing Whelans' 25th anniversary gig in Dublin city last night, when, three songs in, frontman Glen Hansard made a little announcement.
Drinks were on them.
Free bar at Whelans courtesy of @TheFrames but such is their brilliance there hasn't been a rush to the bar cos nobody wants to miss a beat!— Jackie Lynam (@JackieLynam) June 30, 2014
The frames are playing Whelans tonight & after the 3rd song Hansard announced to the crowd that the bar was on them for the night! #legends— Andrew Lowry (@AndrewTLowry) June 30, 2014
If you've never been to a Frames gig, you're missing out. The energy and enthusiasm that makes their live album, Set List, a firm favourite comes through every time.
And, clearly, they appreciate their fans.
Whelans loaned The Frames £20K to make Fitzcarraldo. Hansard credits them for their start. "Tonight is our last night of paying loan off"— Darragh Doyle (@darraghdoyle) June 30, 2014
Hansard even brought along a bandana stamped with a grinning face - a prop that's been making an appearance at their gigs since the early 2000s. And, by all accounts, the venue was packed to the rafters with fans – after the gig, announced a week beforehand, sold out in a few minutes.
They are the best live act of all time.