11/4/69 – 9/9/21 A Celebration of the Life of Gino Nistico
Written by Staff on October 17, 2021
A Celebration of the Life of Gino Nistico
|We’re all gonna die. There will be a gravestone, Date of Birth, DASH, Date of Death. That DASH, represents your life. Your family, your friends, your adventures, your sorrows and happiness, they are all in that DASH. If you are lucky, that DASH means something. After witnessing this event, I can go on the record, saying Gino Nistico, had one helluva DASH!|
|I tend to be an observer in life. I am behind the camera, observing special events in the life of other people. I skip through other people’s lives like a kid on a
chalk-drawn hopscotch game. Hopping over and landing in the dashes of their lives.
|This day, I was in the DASH of the celebration of the life of Gino Nistico. The day was to put the mourning behind, and move on to the celebration of a man, with a personality bigger than life.|
| Of course, there was music. Multiple bands were there to honor Gino, and help raise funds for Gino’s family. Rock Garden, Poor Dead Molly, Matt Mirable Band, Modern Vintage, Legend, and his band, Playback.
The day started with hugs and wiping away a few tears, then it moved on to a concert, people laughing, exchanging stories of Gino. Most of the stories, painted pictures of this larger than life, foreboding man. His outward appearance would scare some. But once you spoke to him, you could tell he had a heart of gold. Stories of his antics, placed smiles on the faces of those reliving the days.
The beat of the show, seemed to mirror the beat of life. It started out unsure of what was to come, but as more people arrived, the love was there. Growing and surrounding each person in attendance.
So, we bid farewell, to a friend, a father, a husband, a bandmate.
“Beginnings are scary. Endings are sad. But it’s everything in between that makes life worth living.”-Bob Marley