Toronto Drummer’s Funeral Got Real Weird Real Fast

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Toronto drummer’s wish for his funeral was to sit behind his drum set one more time. (RIP Bonny Brent).

What type of drums are those?

From the Journal of Musical Things:

Bonny Brent died recently at the age of 73. Given his life-long love of music and playing the drums, family and friends decided that he needed a proper send-off at his funeral.

Working with Covenant Funeral Homes in Toronto, Brent’s body was dressed in a yellow track suit and placed behind his drum kit at the service. Everyone made it to YouTube, of course, and has been titled “Bonny Brent’s last performance.”


 

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made noise up till his dying ..no wait day
 

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Some things should be taken seriously, and our passing is one of them. That's pretty disrespectful to the process of death and transitioning to our next life. But hey, in this world we're in, anything goes man! :roll:
Guess we can count you out for “A Medea Family Funeral 2: The Squeawkle.”
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Gotta be using the "Earth Ride" and "Ice Bell" here.

Could have sold the video to someone on Tik Tok and paid for all the funeral expenses.
 

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Death of a Salesman .
 
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I guess Bonny's rigor faded fast enough to enable the home to mount Bonny to something draped in blue cloth. Whatever the case, it makes any episode of Six Feet Under seem tame in comparison.


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Didn't the Irish used to do that only they would put a bottle of scotch in his hand and a cigar in his mouth...and have a drunken party?....one way to celebrate life i guess!!
 

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How's he supposed to be able to reach the HH pedal?
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And What's that BD pedal supposed to hit?
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Some things should be taken seriously, and our passing is one of them. That's pretty disrespectful to the process of death and transitioning to our next life. But hey, in this world we're in, anything goes man! :roll:
It was what he wanted so I think honoring that is more respectful than any other approach that could've been taken. I think it's honorable that his family and friends fulfilled his wish.

Would I want to be at that funeral? Probably not.

They could've had a drummer setup the kit properly but I'm sure that part was difficult enough in a few ways, for whoever did it.
 

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Some things should be taken seriously, and our passing is one of them. That's pretty disrespectful to the process of death and transitioning to our next life. But hey, in this world we're in, anything goes man! :roll:
I’ve always thought caskets were creepy and ridiculous.
I don’t want to see your dead body .
 

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In some countries (cultures) it's common practice to have a funeral like this. They set the person up in a scene that represents something that was important in their life. For us it's weird but for them it's not!
 

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Chopin's heart is entombed in Warsaw . Mao and Lenin are embalmed for tourists to gape at . The Vatican has the relics of Saints and Martyrs enshrined .

What did they do with Vincent Price ?
 
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Chopin's heart is entombed in Warsaw . Mao and Lenin are embalmed for tourists to gape at . The Vatican has the relics of Saints and Martyrs enshrined .

Who knows what was done with Vincent Price ?
And Walt is rumored to be in cryo somewhere.
 

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If you click the link, there’s one comment at the bottom of that page:

“The most important question is who the *#$& set up his hi-hat & snare like that? I’m not against open-hand technique but c’mon!!”
 


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