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Author Topic: Show 9: Beacon Theatre - New York, NY - 5/8/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)  (Read 53208 times)
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« Reply #200 on: May 11, 2012, 05:17:49 AM »

Yeah -- from the YouTube videos, Stamos' playing is incredibly poor, and while I can understand them wanting their friend along, it seems like an insult to the audience to have him playing. There are *four* people, at least, on the stage who are better drummers than Stamos (Cowsill, Bragg, D'Amico, Bennett) , and to have Stamos splashing about while there are actual musicians who could be doing the job seems also to be rather disrespectful to the people who can do their job, and to people who want to hear the music played well. Thank God he won't be coming with them to Europe.

If they want to feature Stamos, maybe they could add Good Timin' to the set, let him take that as a lead vocal, and have that be it? He's done that competently enough with Mike & Bruce before now, and if they didn't drop any other songs for it that would mean it would add to the shows rather than detract from them.

That said, from the sound of the YouTube videos, Stamos is immensely popular with at least part of the crowd. And he's playing better than Kowalski did in his last few years with Mike & Bruce, so it could be worse.
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« Reply #201 on: May 11, 2012, 05:23:58 AM »

All this talk about Stamos has got me wondering -- can anyone point me to a clip of David Marks taking the lead on Forever?  The YouTube gremlins seem to have eaten it...

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« Reply #202 on: May 11, 2012, 06:20:07 AM »

All this talk about Stamos has got me wondering -- can anyone point me to a clip of David Marks taking the lead on Forever?  The YouTube gremlins seem to have eaten it...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsZ5NSatN8A
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« Reply #203 on: May 11, 2012, 09:25:36 AM »

Another review of the show:

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/05/beach_boys_at_the_beacon_theat.html








Hey, it could have been worse. It could have been Bob Saget.
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« Reply #204 on: May 11, 2012, 09:28:04 AM »

I think one time when I saw the Allman Brothers, Bruce Willis played harmonica on a song. that was weird.
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« Reply #205 on: May 11, 2012, 09:57:21 AM »

I think one time when I saw the Allman Brothers, Bruce Willis played harmonica on a song. that was weird.

At the Beacon? I was there too! (Unless it happened more than once). Must have been in 2005 or 2006. I didn't realize it was Willis at the time, I just thought it was a random bald guy. My friends swore to it, however, and I learned it was true online a few days later.
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« Reply #206 on: May 11, 2012, 10:40:51 AM »

Yeah, aside from this year, I've seen the Allman Brothers every time they've been at the Beacon since '03 or '04.
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« Reply #207 on: May 11, 2012, 11:07:24 AM »

I think one time when I saw the Allman Brothers, Bruce Willis played harmonica on a song. that was weird.

At the Beacon? I was there too! (Unless it happened more than once). Must have been in 2005 or 2006. I didn't realize it was Willis at the time, I just thought it was a random bald guy. My friends swore to it, however, and I learned it was true online a few days later.
This reminds me - has anyone seen the "Blues" episode of Eagleheart?
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« Reply #208 on: May 11, 2012, 11:23:12 AM »

Some pics I took:













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« Reply #209 on: May 11, 2012, 11:35:37 AM »

Some pics I took:














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« Reply #210 on: May 11, 2012, 11:49:07 AM »

Thanks boots!  Mike is always a fun person to aim a camera to.  More pictures from the second night will be posted in that thread shortly...
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« Reply #211 on: May 11, 2012, 01:15:20 PM »

check it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2uIri17nQ8

Add some music!  Cool

(apologies if this had already been posted, but I didn't see it anywhere in previous posts)
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« Reply #212 on: May 11, 2012, 02:39:27 PM »

that's because it wasn't performed at this show.
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« Reply #213 on: May 11, 2012, 04:19:12 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG3fACbc2lE&feature=youtu.be

One more video I took....Not much of a clip but some good Brian singing.  I was totally impressed by Brian's work on that night.  He was really working hard, hitting the high notes.  I could see him reaching for the notes deep down.  He even joined Bruce on the whistling part on "Disney Girls" I thought that was great.

Another great moment was during "When I Grow Up to Be A Man" during the end when the background vocals go "Twenty-six!  Twenty-seven...." as Brian sang that all the way up to thirty he laughed to himself and said "Thirty! Yeah!  Woohoo!"  and chuckled to himself--as if he himself realizing just how wild these background vocals were.  It was a real great thing to see.  The guy next to me saw it too and thought it was great.  Brian was really ON...so good to see it.
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« Reply #214 on: May 11, 2012, 04:25:40 PM »

Or, it was the irony of a 69 year old man singing 30 like it was old. Even at 54, man, 30 sounds so young, yet when I was 20 it seemed so far off.
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« Reply #215 on: May 15, 2012, 11:18:43 AM »

Well.....



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« Reply #216 on: June 19, 2012, 02:29:19 PM »

Ok, after reading the Rolling Stone article again and especially looking at the part that says some band members called this show a "travesty" and "theater" at the aftershow party, I couldn't help but think about some voices that claimed in joke that the incident with Dennis' video was planned so that Stamos could take the stage. I never would really believe that it happened like that but that RS article and the reactions of the band members make me wonder.....
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« Reply #217 on: June 20, 2012, 03:40:55 AM »

Ok, after reading the Rolling Stone article again and especially looking at the part that says some band members called this show a "travesty" and "theater" at the aftershow party, I couldn't help but think about some voices that claimed in joke that the incident with Dennis' video was planned so that Stamos could take the stage. I never would really believe that it happened like that but that RS article and the reactions of the band members make me wonder.....
Yeah.. you'd think they'd have the technical stuff in check (and rehearsed) for such a performance.  Roll Eyes But.. it's the BBs. Anything is possible. Guess we'll never know.
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« Reply #218 on: June 20, 2012, 12:36:38 PM »

Ok, after reading the Rolling Stone article again and especially looking at the part that says some band members called this show a "travesty" and "theater" at the aftershow party, I couldn't help but think about some voices that claimed in joke that the incident with Dennis' video was planned so that Stamos could take the stage. I never would really believe that it happened like that but that RS article and the reactions of the band members make me wonder.....

I just rewatched this show the other night and you could see that Mike was visibly dissapointed that the video did not work properly.  I was in attendance at that show and was standing right in front of David and all the guys were looking at each other and looking at the screen wondering what went wrong with the video.  When it was becoming clear that Dennis' lead vocal wasn't coming on Jeff motioned over to Brian to sing the lead: he pointed to his mouth and said out loud: "Sing!" but Brian either did not hear him or ignored him.  If it was really planned none of the members would have blinked an eye that the video was "malfunctioning."  But they did.  It was an honest flubup and to assume it was planned is unncessary conspiracy talk.
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« Reply #219 on: July 29, 2014, 07:32:13 AM »

2 years later and we might have confirmation. Nelson Bragg posted the following on his Facebook profile:

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….a shame John sabotaged the Dennis Wilson video at The Beacon In NYC at the 2012 Beach Boys big 50th show …fake malfunction??...(towel around neck..waiting in the wing) to "save the day" as it were, in order to "show respect" and basically reinvent the word DOUCH?? John Stamos? We saw what you did…I was there…I saw the whole charade go down. Dennis Wilson would have punched your fucking lights out. no respect. Beach Boy fan? You? Are you fucking high??? Your the worst. Enjoy your golf buddies in Mike's band. - Nelson Bragg




It's a shame, really..





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