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The Mosquitos

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October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm – October 13, 2018 @ 1:00 am
River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Cir
Jacksonville, FL 32207
The Mosquitos @ River City Brewing Company | Jacksonville | Florida | United States

From the band’s Facebook page: For over 20 years, The Mosquitos kept Jacksonville “buzzed” and partying hard. Led by crazy frontman John Tipton, who could often be seen swinging from the rafters and pouring tequila on the crowd, the band was the first out of the gate to play favorites from the 1980s.

Nowadays, the band is more-or-less retired, only playing the occasional reunion party gig. 

My two cents: In my younger days, I was a big fan of The Mosquitos. Legend has it I even used to cross the ditch to see them play. Since I haven’t seen them in at least 25 years (to be honest, I didn’t even know they were still alive until I got a Facebook invite), I can’t vouch for what they sound like. But the way I figure, if they stick to the ’80s jams, I’ll be happy.

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