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« on: July 25, 2012, 03:12:20 PM »





Capacity: 17 000, but I seem to remember that the Beach Boys use the stage set up that only allows for 12 000. We'll see.
Should look like this:




The Beach Boys in Berlin 1994:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoFw5e50IFw


Brian Wilson in Berlin 2005, part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS3LNn7HGyE

part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJnD4cpjDM&feature=channel&list=UL

part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MBSR0boJpg&feature=BFa&list=ULrPJnD4cpjDM

part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBLpbKA1pL0&feature=BFa&list=UL1MBSR0boJpg

part 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VfnXnFqpFA&feature=BFa&list=ULSBLpbKA1pL0

part 6:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcY1hpDG4pM&feature=BFa&list=UL3VfnXnFqpFA





Does anyone know if we are allowed to take pictures ?

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 03:23:19 PM »

I think I will be attending this event.  Drinking Buddies


P.S. For whoever else is going, check out THIS THREAD.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 03:28:56 PM »

I think I will be attending this event.  Drinking Buddies


P.S. For whoever else is going, check out THIS THREAD.


Only 9 days to go before I get to see The Beach Boys for the first time ever and meet up with the 'Super Awesome Beach Boys Berlin 2012 SMiley Smile Crew' as I have decided we shall be known.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 03:52:29 PM »

Bring it on... Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 06:33:59 AM »

I'd love to see videos from this venue, I'm sure the energy in that arena will be powerful.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 06:54:41 AM »

I bet Mike will have a few awkward jokes/comments for the German audience. He wont be able to resist mentioning the war  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 07:24:12 AM »

I bet Mike will have a few awkward jokes/comments for the German audience. He wont be able to resist mentioning the war  Shocked


Probably the cars.

Does anyone know how many tickets are sold ? I've heard everything from few to almost sold out.
And what about pictures ? Is it allowed ?
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »

seems to be only a handful of tickets left on ticketmaster. There are 5 sections with tickets still available, everything else is grey.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 07:33:48 AM »

seems to be only a handful of tickets left on ticketmaster. There are 5 sections with tickets still available, everything else is grey.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 04:25:57 AM »

5 days to go, counting today
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 04:47:09 AM »

5 days to go, counting today
Me today:  Transcendental Meditation
Me tomorrow:  Happy Dance
Me the day after tomorrow:  Que?
Me on Thursday:  Banana
Me on Friday:  Ahhh!
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »

5 days to go, counting today
Me today:  Transcendental Meditation
Me tomorrow:  Happy Dance
Me the day after tomorrow:  Que?
Me on Thursday:  Banana
Me on Friday:  Ahhh!


Friday night:  Drinking Buddies




Anyway, here's an article I found today:
http://www.blogonly-apartments.de/the-beach-boys-berlin/

Whoever wrote it seems not to be a native german speaker and also gets a few things wrong about the history of the band.




And if anyone still needs tickets, I came across this. Prices go from 50 Euro to 150 Euro (scroll down):

http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s-anzeige/the-beach-boys-berlin-03-08-2012/70475341
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »

5 days to go, counting today
Me today:  Transcendental Meditation
Me tomorrow:  Happy Dance
Me the day after tomorrow:  Que?
Me on Thursday:  Banana
Me on Friday:  Ahhh!


Friday night:  Drinking Buddies

I sure hope so!  Cool
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 01:52:01 PM »

5 days to go, counting today
Me today:  Transcendental Meditation
Me tomorrow:  Happy Dance
Me the day after tomorrow:  Que?
Me on Thursday:  Banana
Me on Friday:  Ahhh!


Friday night:  Drinking Buddies

I sure hope so!  Cool


Can't wait

Me at the Berlin gig   w00t!

Then some more  Beer   and after a few too many    Dead Horse

and when I finally get back home monday evening   Violin

See you all on THE BOAT friday
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 02:11:26 PM »

[...] and when I finally get back home monday evening   Violin
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 03:07:07 PM »

Does anyone know if the Boys are scheduled to appear on German TV for an interview or something? After all they're here for 3 gigs in total!
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 12:23:02 AM »

Does anyone know if the Boys are scheduled to appear on German TV for an interview or something? After all they're here for 3 gigs in total!

Maybe "Kulturzeit" on 3Sat. They reported on both BWPS and TSS, the latter even with those silent GV sessions footage.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 05:52:34 AM »

Does anyone know if the Boys are scheduled to appear on German TV for an interview or something? After all they're here for 3 gigs in total!


Haven't heard anything about it. Maybe some Boulevard-magazine like "taff" or "Leute heute". The latter one seems more likely though.
Or as Micha said "Kulturzeit".
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 08:52:07 PM »

well........how was it?  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 02:18:40 AM »

It was really good (obvs).

The show was filmed.

Great set list with an intermission.

It was so special to hear people doing their original vocal parts from the records live...I'd only ever seen Brian live before.

The mix seemed a little harsh at times - although Mike sang *great*, some of his leads hurt my ears a bit.  Still an amazing night though.  Brian seemed quite perky as well.
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 04:14:54 AM »

I just got home and haven't slept very much. So in short: it was a great (!) show. Very good performances by the boys (and band of course). Each guy seemed to be in really fine form. Brian was on and moved around quite a lot, sang backgound vocals and played his piano on almost every song (I had a perfect seat for watching his keyboard). On some songs he only used one hand, for example "All this is that" for which he only used his right one or the left on "Then I kissed her". I already told the other concert goers from SmileySmile that I was very surprised at how little the backgroundband sang. Sure, they added harmonies (Darian did a great Darlin' and Scott Totten a beautiful Boob) but mostly it was really just the 5 Beach Boys plus Foskett and Totten. It really was a fantastic concert and even though they didn't play "Marcella" as I hoped for I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Of the rarities they did "Pet sounds" (David played around a little and added some licks that weren't part of the original recording) "IJWMFTT" "Add some music" (afterwards Brian goes "The boys!") "Kiss me baby" "California saga" "Cottonfields" "Please let me wonder" "You're so good to me" "Wendy" "Sail on sailor" "All this is that" "Darlin" "Disney girls (1957)" (fantastic performance by Bruce) "Come go with me" "Getcha back"
BTW "Good vibrations" was not part of the encore ! It was played as one of the last songs of the regular 2nd set.
Brian added some harmonies now and then that seemed to come out of the blue. On "Disney girls" he all of a sudden added a harmonie that sounded big, beautiful and melancholy. It wasn't on the original recording and just stunning. Even if it was just a few seconds.


It really was a mesmerizing show and I'm happy that all the guys were enjoying themselves. I looked at Brian more than once during the show and seeing him I got the feeling that he was really at home with these guys. Quite touching


Some other things:
From my seat I could look directly into the backstage area (made some pictures, too) and I was surprised that they had quite a bunch of young girls there. Some hung around Brian and Al who spent the time of intermission sitting together. I don't know if there were some daughters of the guys or maybe wifes/girlfriends of some of the band members.

And when Mike introduced "Boob" he said something like "Have you ever been in love with a car that's growin' old?" and someone in the audience yelled "BMW!". Mike: "No, BMW's never get old !"  LOL

Brian had a little choreography for "Sail on sailor" moving his arms upwards or sideways, to the body or away from the body (typical Brian stuff). BUT almost the whole backing band joined him in doing so and at one point Bruce did, too. I thought that was funny.

When Mike did his spin on "Surfin' safari" (iirc) Bruce and Scott Totten each also did a spin.

Brian introduced David and "Getcha back" by calling him "the 64 years young guy".


I didn't get any poster, they were all sold out after the show. But I have a programme and it's really, really nice. There's even a new (to me) picture from the early 60s of Brian at the drums and Al with Brian's bass. The essay is not very good though, but that's just a minor thing.

BTW there was a camera guy on stage quite often but that was for the monitor outside of the O2 world somebody said. It wasn't filmed for DVD or something similar.


When I get around to upload some pictures I will post them here



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Some stuff I found















Source: http://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/grosser-auftritt-in-berlin-beach-boys-did-it-again/6961624.html  (they will post a review tomorrow)

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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012, 08:34:49 AM »

Thanks for the report, Rocker!

Great HD videos here

http://www.youtube.com/user/stevebl87

Nice crowd, looks sold out!
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2012, 10:36:19 AM »

I think our members deserve a note of thanks and support when they contribute a report so insightful and generous--what a solace it is to us fans back here at home, esp. in LA, who are so hungry for BB information, especially the kind of humane observations that Rocker has made. So, in short, thank you Rocker from the professor.

This is only an innocent guess, but I can't imagine that the BB will not just head back to the studio and produce another album, considering the powerful energy and artistic bliss that that are generating with their shows and have generated with their album.
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2012, 12:03:03 PM »

Just came back from Berlin, it was an awsome concert.
What a set llst! (quite simular to Oslo) Darian threw a paper plane into the crowd at the end of the concert, maybe that was the set list?  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2012, 01:02:09 PM »

I think our members deserve a note of thanks and support when they contribute a report so insightful and generous--what a solace it is to us fans back here at home, esp. in LA, who are so hungry for BB information, especially the kind of humane observations that Rocker has made. So, in short, thank you Rocker from the professor.

This is only an innocent guess, but I can't imagine that the BB will not just head back to the studio and produce another album, considering the powerful energy and artistic bliss that that are generating with their shows and have generated with their album.


Thanks for your kind words !

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Funny you mention that, because on my way home I looked into a music magazine that featured an interview with David, Al and Bruce. Bruce (of all) said that after the tour they will work on songs for the next album which will feature stuff from Al, David and Bruce that is already finished or will be finished then. The reporter asked abou the 2012 Do It Again and Al said it will be on the next album. I don't know of course if anything of that is true. I don't think we need the re-recording of DIA (or other songs for that matter) on a new album. TWGMTR is the way to go if they'll do another one.

The reporter also asked if they were surprised that the reunion happened and Al said he wasn't because it was a natural progress of which David answered something like Al should be the last one to be surprised Al, as he talked about the reunion the whole time with the press when nothing was planned.  Cheesy



What I forgot: Bruce really, REALLY got the crowd going. Whoever said that his crazy behaviour works in concert, was absolutely right. My biggest problem always was that he clowned around in front of the stage when he was supposed to be at his mic. But that happened very seldomly yesterday and as I mentioned, he got the crowd going. So I'd like to apologize if I ever said that he shouldn't do it and that it was disturbing to see him act that way.

I read several reports and it was said that the concert was nearly sold out with 9000 people. I saw which kind of seats were left and they were very bad. You probably wouldn't have seen anything from there.


Thanks Slim Shady for the videos ! "Wouldn't it be nice" brought the house down !


Here's another - glowing - review (in german though, hope you dig the pictures):









Source: http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/pop/die-beach-boys-in-berlin-fun-fun-fun-11843756.html
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