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The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Party

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Last night LAist attended the 10th Anniversary Party for The Boondock Saints. Fans from all over the country came to Busby’s East in Hollywood to meet “brothers” Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus and writer/director Troy Duffy. The Saints have some wicked loyal fans. I saw at least two women in Boondock-inspired full-body paint, one of whom traveled all the way from Baltimore to attend the event. One fan with autographs all over her chest and arms told us she’s having them traced by a friend and redone as tattoos on her ankles.

I don’t have any tattoos and I wasn’t in body paint last night, but as I’ve reported before, I’m a total Boondock Saints fan. Being Press got me access to the VIP area, but you didn’t need a wristband to have access to The Saints. The cast mingled with the fans in the open areas of the bar and joined them around the stage to rock out with them to The Dirges, Ty Stone and Taylor Duffy and watch comedians Bob Marley and Bob Rubin perform. They didn’t just take pictures with their fans, they took shots with them, too. Everyone was treated like a member of this somewhat dysfunctional, often drunk and ultimately loving Boondock family. So to everyone who made last night special for all the fans who have followed The Saints for the last decade, “Thanks for comin’ out!”

Also in attendance were Saints cast members David Della Rocco, Clifton Collins Jr., Brian Mahoney, Ron Jeremy and Daniel DeSanto, Project Runway: Season Three winner Jeffrey Sebelia and HBO’s Cathouse brothel owner Dennis Hof. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day debuts on Blu-ray and DVD March 9.

Article by Courtney Quinn