Here’s a photo, more like a flyer actually, that apparently percolated up from the bilges of Dashboard Dave’s archives, to be hand-delivered just today by Dave himself, touting, with all the subtlety of a ransom-note, Modern Dave and The Teenagers as the the First Live Band at The Green Parrot, dated 1980.
Although the photo was, in truth, taken in Key Haven and not in The Parrot, it’s provenance is undeniable.
The Green Parrot, 1981.
The Parrot of Modern Dave was The Parrot before the stage, The Parrot before the P.A., long before Fritz and Francois and even before Bean. This was Judy. Judy, the owner, who bless her soul, and bless her vision for this off-duval, post-navy, threadbare-hipster watering hole where 4 shots of tequila set you back a dollar, and a short 7-ounce draft was fifteen cents, Where if you walked in with a five dollar bill you were set for the night and if you were lucky enough to have a roach tucked up in matchbook you were golden.