If you know Slainte, you were there last Saturday night for the last, last call. At 30 Preble St., the crowd spilled out the door as nine bands/acts rotated the stage. All were there to celebrate an “Irish funeral” of sorts. It was like a supernova and funeral all at once.

A truckload of thanks to Ian Farnsworth for providing entertainment, sanctuary and a dram to so many.

Stephen E. Kelley

Portland