Jesus. How? Wow. This was our life,
our livelihood. -Tom Jr.: And now it’s gone.
-Bridget: It’s gone. Gone. Tom Jr.: Everything
was on the stage. So by the time
the firemen got here,
they put the fire out, the problem was
that it was smoldering
for a long time. Heat got trapped
up in the ceiling. Even on the bar upstairs,
all the tappers
were all melted up there, -’cause the heat got so–
-Pat: Intense. So then we had the fire,
then a couple months later, in the apartment upstairs, all the pipes froze
and flooded the whole place. Oh, my God. The place is destroyed.You can see the devastation
of this place.
The devastation
on the Looney family
and what the fire
has done to The Abbey. It’s really, really
heart sickening. And everything,
as you can see, got rusty because it got
water on it. I had no idea
it was this bad. All right, Ma.
Yeah, let’s go. I must say, I’m devastated. I had no idea
how bad it really was. Tom Jr.: You know,
there’s been 80,000 musicians
on that stage. -80,000 people
just on stage at The Abbey.
-Right. That’s how long
this has been going. I made great friends
at The Abbey. I met the finest people
on the face of the earth
at The Abbey pub, and I miss that
so very much. Pat: It’s been 10 months. The longer it goes,
it’s harder to imagine
everything’s gonna come back. It’s bad. It’s very bad.