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Flogging Molly / The Casualties / Avoid One Thing

Flogging Molly/The Casualties/Avoid One Thing: live in Boise, IDlive in Boise, ID (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: TheLawrenceArms44Mason
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This was my second time seeing Flogging Molly in my life, and I think they put on an awsome live show. I bought tickets a month before the concert started. Finally the day came after long anticipation. Flogging Molly was putting on a free instore concert in Boise 2 hours before showtime. I dec.


This was my second time seeing Flogging Molly in my life, and I think they put on an awsome live show. I bought tickets a month before the concert started. Finally the day came after long anticipation.

Flogging Molly was putting on a free instore concert in Boise 2 hours before showtime. I decided to go to that just so I could hear the new stuff live, the Drunken Lullabies is a good Cd. So they put on a good instore performance and Dave King made a couple jokes right before they left to get to the venue.

The concert was at The Big Easy (the best venue in Boise) with a 1000 maximum capacity. I got there just in time before there was a line further than i could see. Flogging Molly needed more practice time and hundreds of people froze their ass off while FM put the final touches on their sound. After everyone got in the place quickly filled up I would say there was at least 450 people there, and also on a school night. After another hour of waiting the lights dimmed and Avoid One Thing took the stage. Don't get me wrong I liked AOT, but they couldn't catch my attention for too long. After a good 45 minute set more people crowded the downstairs area.

After another half-hour wait for The Casualties they finally started, Jorge out first with glow in the dark 2 foot or so liberty spikes. After they started up with "Riot" the pit opened up, I stayed in the pit for their whole set, with occasional water breaks. They played most of their songs off of their CD "For the Punx." The Casualties played an hour set and I was hoping for more. they played greats such as "Fight For Your Life," "Nightmare," "Punk Rock Love," and "Chaos Punx." This concert happened before warped so I can't remember their whole set. Next up.....Flogging Molly.

After I got a drink and took a piss I came back to see the whole downstairs and moshing area flooded. Many of those people had beers, I could tell there was gonna be alot of drunks in the pit. After a good hour wait Flogging Molly ran up on stage. They started the set with "May the Living Be Dead In Our Wake," that got everyone moving around. I quickly found my way to the pit and sang along while moshing. Flogging Molly would concentrate most of their songs on the "Drunken Lullabies" CD, because it was to promote the CD. They then played plenty of songs including: "If I Ever Leave This World Alive," "Swagger," "Drunken Lullabies," "What's Left Of The Flag." They played my all-time favorite FM songs like "Rebels Of the Sacred Heart," "Black Friday Rule," "Saltydog," and "Kilbourn High Road." After they put down their instruments and got an encore FM came back and played "Delilah," and a few others I didnt recognize. The pits were huge, the music was great. That 11 dollars was well worth this concert. I would recommend anyone to see Flogging Molly live.

 


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Anonymous (October 18, 2004)

i love the casualties they kick major fuckin ass i can't wait 2 go c em the 22 in dallas it's gonna b bad ass

drummadict (December 10, 2002)

the casualties are awesome. great street moshing punk, not like sellout punk like blink 182 or good charlotte or whatever those little kids like
later

Anonymous (September 9, 2002)

yeah, they are derivative but nobody plays it quite like em. i'm not saying they are a great, creative band, it's just fun.

my little brother could write a ramones song, that doesn't make it bad.

seek (September 8, 2002)

>> the casualties are good. don't expect intelligent social commentary or meaningful lyrics, just good, speedy drunken street punk. it's fun stuff.

don't expect anything your little brother couldn't write or anything even the slightest bit original, by the way.

Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

good ol' pissin

Anonymous (September 7, 2002)

Reviews should be like american sitcoms.
There should never be any mention of taking a piss.

waste_elite (September 6, 2002)

the casualties are good. don't expect intelligent social commentary or meaningful lyrics, just good, speedy drunken street punk. it's fun stuff.

TheOneTrueBill (September 6, 2002)

never heard any sogns from avoid one thing... maybe i should

i find the casualties stupid, but fun. they put on as good a show as is possible for stupid fun. never gonna buy any records from them though

never liked flogging molly. having them shoved down my throat makes my dislike for them grow

Anonymous (September 6, 2002)

Yeah i was at that show, in boise, my brother jumped on stage and danced with flogging molly.

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

come on... we gotta have some diversity at shows or else everyone would be falling asleep after listening to same songs over and over.Plus, the casualties played an hour set, holy shit, thats one long set for an opening band.

Vien (September 5, 2002)

I just don't think the casualties go well on the same stage together with fogging molly. Where as flogging molly is talented with diverse music and with the casualtie's music that's just plain shit regular.

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

ok......i see alot of shit talking on the casualties so to those of you who are talking shit.FUCK YOU

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

I'm just really pleased to know that the reviewer was able to find time for a bathroom break. You had me worried there for a minute.

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

i like both flogging molly and the casualties so why can't they tour together? people don't just have to like one type of music. i saw them earlier this year and that show rocked except for avoid one thing which i did not think was good

Vien (September 4, 2002)

Why the hell would flogging molly have a tour with the casualties other than the fact that they are the in the same lable. They should replace the casualties with Kill your idols. Now that would be a fucking good show.

Anonymous (September 4, 2002)

Flogging Molly=Good
Casualties=Bad

Anonymous (September 4, 2002)

I never heard of flogging molly till i saw the bouncing souls last year. Tourings a way to promote other bands that people never heard of. Remember,
boisefuckingidaho

Eddie (September 4, 2002)

Sounds really cool, but also a very strange pairing of bands. Flogging Molly with the Casualties? Weird. Since obviously SideOneDummy wants their bands touring together, it would have done better pairing Flogging Molly with, say, Madcap.

Anonymous (September 4, 2002)

Bro mosh in full effect!!!!

eyeball_kid (September 4, 2002)

FM are really good, but please tell me The Casualties are way better live than on record because on record they are horrible.

Anonymous (September 4, 2002)

Moshing...

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