A man wearing a kilt and combat boots successfully crowd surfed at the Orbit Room on Thursday night.
And I would expect nothing else from a live Flogging Molly show.
A lucky fan was thrown a can of Guinness, singer Dave King pointed out and complimented a man’s gigantic beard, and shirtless moshing seemed to be a trend among the moshing males.
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The show kicked off Flogging Molly’s 9th Annual Green 17 tour with Skinny Lister.
Flogging Molly is such an enthusiastic live band; although fiddler and tin whistler Bridget Regan doesn’t seem to share the rest of the band’s excitement on stage. But regardless their music seemed to hit fans in a happy place that made them dance like no one was watching.
Opening with “Another Bag of Bricks,” Flogging Molly’s set included obvious fan favorites like “Drunken Lullabies,” “Devil’s Dance Floor,” a few tunes from most recent album “Speed of Darkness,” and ended with “Seven Deadly Sins.” The crowd cheered them back out for a three-song encore, which ended with what seemed like the most awaited tune of the night, “If I Ever Leave This World Alive.”
I didn’t make it in time to see opener Dave Hause, but opener Skinny Lister blew everyone away. At the start the crowd didn’t seem too excited, but by the end they were doing a little dancing and clapping along; it’s definitely hard to watch such an energetic bunch of people, particularly singer Lorna Thomas, without doing at least a little toe-tapping.
Not only were they energetic, they were animated, funny, talented, and interested in the crowd. I think they won over the majority of the crowd. They’re headed for big things, like playing at Coachella this year!
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