A sold out crowd waited two hours in standing room only as various beers spilled on the floor – it was definitely an alternative way to spend Valentine’s Day.
But the opening act, “The Architects,” from Kansas City made it worth the wait. Their punk rock sound set the tone at the Ritz Ybor, where Flogging Molly stopped as part of its Green 17 Tour on Sunday night.
“Our songs are about drugs and drinking, and this is one of them,” said The Architects’ lead singer Brandon Phillips.
The second act, “Frank Turner,” created a pub-like atmosphere with its rebellious anthems about government and love. As their set finished, people jammed their way through the crowd to get a better view for the headliners.
As the lights dimmed and a green overlay came over a black, starry background, loud yells and Irish chants filled the room.
“Hello, Tampa,” said Flogging Molly’s lead singer Dave King.
The crowd raised their cups as if a Celtic feast was about to begin among the sounds of the accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass, drums and electric piano.
American Celtic punk rocked the house well into the night. Flogging Molly drew a diverse crowd of people in their 20s and 50s.
It’s no wonder their album was dubbed “one of the most important CDs of the year, if not the decade” by Alternative Press in 2008.
USF has begun work on renovations to the plumbing and roofing of five non-residential Holly buildings on the Tampa campus. The buildings that are being worked on include Holly K, Holly M, Holly L, Holly J and Holly H. The Holly K, Holly J and Holly H buildings have some of the dorms’ laundry facilities, […]
Student housing rates for the new Sarasota-Manatee residence hall will be the most expensive of all on-campus housing costs across USF’s three campuses. Rates for the dorm will be as follows, according to Edwin Beauchamp, Regional Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs: Suite (Double): $1,297 monthly Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment (single): $1,648 monthly […]
The Student Health Services (SHS) building located next to the bookstore will remain unoccupied, as no decisions have been made to determine what the space will be used for, according to Susanna Perez, communications and marketing officer at the SHWC. All operations that the building used to house were moved to the new Student Health […]
Multimedia correspondent Diego Adesso tested the virtual reality simulation at the exhibit. ORACLE VIDEO/DIEGO ADESSO A section of the first floor of the building was closed off by USF library officials to place an immersive 45-60 minute exhibit of the Kellogg Museum that will be open to students from Sept. 21 through March 1. The […]
SFS founder Will Mleczko, a sophomore economics major, said he struggled to afford the cost of living on campus and was forced to take out loans. His struggles were similar to those of his peers in SFS. Six of the organization’s members spoke while around 20 other members held signs reading “The cost of living […]
The temporary Esports Living Lab (ELL) opened on Sept. 11 at the FIT. The 900-square-foot lab will serve as a precursor to the upcoming permanent lab of the same name set to open in 2024. Open from 5-11 p.m. Monday through Friday, the temporary ELL is stocked with 16 monitors, headsets and microphones as well […]