Viejas Concerts in the Park – Alpine, CA
Dave King: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Bridget Regan: Fiddle, Tin Whistle
Dennis Casey: Electric Guitar
Matt Hensley: Accordion
Nathen Maxwell: Bass
Bob Schmidt: Mandolin, Banjo
George Schwindt: Drums
Flogging Molly is the epitome of Irish Drinking bands. Ask someone to name an Irish drinking band and more than likely they will name Flogging Molly. I am not Irish nor am I a beer drinker but Flogging Molly made for one entertaining Sunday night at Viejas Concerts in the Park.
Let me just say something for those who may be unaware: It rarely rains in the San Diego area. This isn’t always a good thing and on Sunday this meant a dirt bowl. The crowd was drunk and rowdy, like any good Flogging Molly concert goer would be. Once they hit their first song the crowd was dancing, moshing, and jumping. This is pretty normal except I am not sure what shoes everybody had on because once this crowd got moving a cloud of dirt would appear overhead. At first it appeared to be smoke, then when it hit your lungs you realized it was dirt and sand. This went on the entire night. I felt bad for the band because they were really inhaling the dirt.
The band has such a fun energy and even if you didn’t know any of the songs you could quickly pick up the choruses and still dance along. The only person on stage who didn’t move much was the drummer, but he did manage to bust a snare.
I really think Flogging Molly needs to get in good with Guinness, maybe a sponsorship because it was like watching a band that is sponsored by Jagermeister. They just kept pounding the Guinness.
Dave King is a really funny man on stage. He would poke fun of others and of course it would only be fair if he poked fun at himself.
Flogging Molly is out supporting their newest release “Float” which is in stores now. They are winding down their US leg of their tour, even though Dave isn’t sure which leg on his body it is. After the US they are trotting back to Europe to probably drink some more and do some touring.
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Oct 16 2008 Bell Memorial Union Concert – Cal State Chico Chico, California
Oct 17 2008 Arcata Community Center Arcata, California
Oct 18 2008 Radisson Hotel Sacramento – The Grove Sacramento, California
Oct 19 2008 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Oct 20 2008 The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Oct 24 2008 The Pearl – Palms Concert Theatre Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 2 2008 Academy Newcastle
Nov 3 2008 Barrowlands Glasgow
Nov 5 2008 Astoria London
Nov 6 2008 Academy Manchester
Nov 7 2008 Ambassador Dublin
Nov 8 2008 Academy Birmingham
Nov 9 2008 Academy Bristol
Nov 11 2008 013 Tilburg
Nov 12 2008 Gr Freiheit Hamburg
Nov 13 2008 Tragarn Goteborg
Nov 14 2008 Rockefeller Oslo
Nov 15 2008 Arenan Stockholm
Nov 16 2008 Vega Copenhagen
Nov 18 2008 Huxley’s Berlin
Nov 19 2008 Turbinhalle Oberhausen
Nov 20 2008 Schachthof Wiesbaden
Nov 21 2008 Tonhalle Munich
Nov 22 2008 Z7 Basel
Nov 24 2008 Listhalle Graz
Nov 25 2008 Gasometer Wien
Nov 26 2008 Rolling Stone Milan
Nov 27 2008 Estragon Bologna
Nov 29 2008 Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona
Nov 30 2008 Rockstar Bilbao
Dec 2 2008 Elysee Montmartre Paris
Dec 3 2008 The Hofterlo Genk
Dec 4 2008 Melkweg Amsterdam
Feb 27 2009 Verizon Wireless Ampatheatre Houston, Texas