Friday, March 6, 2009


The Flogging Molly concert was a total blast! Wednesday night we took the MARTA to The Tabernacle, picked up our $7 Guinness at the door, and walked onto the floor.

You see, this venue used to be a large church, but it has been turned into a concert hall - complete with balconies and the remaining organ pipes over the stage. It makes for a nice intimate space, and no matter where you sit, you have a great view. The only seats in the building were in the balcony, so anyone on the floor was left standing.

So we found our perfect spot, next to one of the three bars in the place. We enjoyed our people watching during the first opener and made it to the t-shirt booth to pick up some pins, stickers, and patches to take home. The second opener was the Aggrolites, which I highly recommend everyone check out, and they were pretty darn good. Behind us, we spotted what could only be a couple of the infamous SuicideGirls looking lovely in their 50's style and tattoo sleeves.

During Flogging Molly, we danced and sang our hearts out, drank some more beer, and used the cash we had left to hit up the t-shirt booth again for a few shirts to mark the occasion. On the way out, we spotted a few members of Aggro hanging out near us and took some pictures with them - they were really nice guys!

We got home about 1:30 in the morning after dropping by Waffle House for some early morning hashbrowns. We woke up about 7:30 to give us enough time to get ready and drive down to my grandmothers funeral. When I finally rolled out of bed, I felt it. You know - IT - That scratchy feeling in your throat that you know is going to turn into something worse, but plunge into denial and pray and pray and pray it doesn't?

I brushed it off as the result of singing my lungs out, but the feeling didn't go away as I sat through prayers at the graveside and ate lunch with my family. Surely it would go away right? I flashed back to the bare arms that I had before, during, and after the concert in the cool wind of early March.

Dangit. Now, here I sit at the office, feeling like total butt, and full-blown sickness has assaulted my head with a baseball bat.

Note to Self: Oh well, it was totally worth it.


Helen said...

Glad you liked Aggro! They are an amazing show. :)

Sorry you got sick, though. Our show last weekend was an outdoor show. It was quite windy and cold that night. I wore fleece, a hat and my winter coat and was still freezing!

teeni said...

Oh wow - I bet Flogging Molly was awesome! :) I'm so glad you got to enjoy it!

teeni said...

Oops - I always hit submit too soon. Anyway, I wanted to say I hope you feel better soon!

kweenmama said...

Bummer that you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself over the weekend. I mean, really pamper yourself. It's the best thing to do when you are sick.

originalrager said...

I took my (then) 21 y/o duaghter and 16 y/o son to see FM last winter! It was so much fun! We were in the balcony of the old State Theater in Detroit. I swear, the jumping and dancing had that balcony swinging at least 1.5 feet up and down form were it's supposed to be! Idon't know how that bldg is still standing!

Love FM! Glad I could enjoy them with the kiddies!

originalrager said...

oh, and hope you feel better! try chamomile tea and siberian ginseng tea!

MJ said...

OR - Yeah, I thought all the jumping would bring the house down. And thanks for the remedy suggestion! I'll try anything at this point.