Flogging Molly April 2000 in Solana Beach CA
I shot this live video clip at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach CA in what I believed was September 2000, but have now confirmed through newspaper archive searches the show was earlier that year on April 7th.
These were the days when the relatively new band fronted by former fastWay singer Dave King were still touring on their own self released debut live album, Alive Behind the Green Door, recorded at their old stomping grounds Molly Malone’s on Fairfax in LA. The Flogging Molly debut studio album Swagger came about after hooking up with the Side-One Dummy label around this time and they were invited to tour with Kevin Lyman’s Warped Tour later that summer.
They’ve since gone on to have a huge career, selling out venues around the world, playing major festivals and even having their own branded Salty Dog Cruise themed cruise weeks that cost attendees thousands to attend on giant cruise ships from the Miami on into the Caribbean, down to Belize and back joined by their fave bands including Rancid, Slackers, Vandals etc. Pretty amazing since they used to play free shows weekly in LA before in the months before this gig where I shot them and admission was just $10.