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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2015, 03:39:21 PM »

My first Brian Wilson concert was in Stockholm 2001. Pet Sounds tour.

Er... 2002.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2015, 05:21:59 PM »

My first eight pre-Endless Summer Beach Boys concerts:

Dec. 28, 1966 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium

July 17, 1968 - San Diego Community Concourse Convention Hall (BW in audience, stands up and waves to crowd when introduced by Mike)

Dec. 3, 1971 - Long Beach Arena (BW in audience, coaxed on stage for A Day in the Life of a Tree)

Dec. 4, 1971 - San Diego Sports Arena

April 20, 1973 - Hollywood Palladium (BW in audience, appears briefly on stage toward end of encore)

Nov. 16, 1973 - Anaheim Convention Center

Dec. 30, 1973 - San Diego Sports Arena

Dec. 31, 1973 - Long Beach Arena

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2015, 06:02:03 PM »

The Beach Boys: Sept. 17, 1994 at the Puyallup Fair in Puyallup, WA
Brian Wilson: July 18, 2000 at the Fleet Pavillion in Boston, MA
M + B: July 25, 2009 at the Hatch Shell in Boston, MA
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2015, 06:25:02 PM »

My first eight pre-Endless Summer Beach Boys concerts:

Dec. 28, 1966 - San Francisco Civic Auditorium

July 17, 1968 - San Diego Community Concourse Convention Hall (BW in audience, stands up and waves to crowd when introduced by Mike)

Dec. 3, 1971 - Long Beach Arena (BW in audience, coaxed on stage for A Day in the Life of a Tree)

Dec. 4, 1971 - San Diego Sports Arena

April 20, 1973 - Hollywood Palladium (BW in audience, appears briefly on stage toward end of encore)

Nov. 16, 1973 - Anaheim Convention Center

Dec. 30, 1973 - San Diego Sports Arena

Dec. 31, 1973 - Long Beach Arena



Now that's somethin'!   Which one was your favorite gig, CM?  Man, those '73 setlists are hard to beat! And we both saw Blondie on stage just before he left the band unceremoniously!
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 07:18:34 PM »

My mother was 6 months pregnent with me in 1973 and went to a show with my father in Delhi NY. She had to leave the auditorium/gymnasium and sit in the hallway outside because I was kicking so much. I guess I've been feeling those Good Vibrations since I was in utero.

I didn't see them with my own eyes until 1988 at the NY State Fair (during the height of Kokomo.)
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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2015, 07:31:41 PM »

Beach Boys - September 24, 1971, Carnegie Hall, first show. Then at least 20 more times in colleges, arenas, and stadiums between 71 and C50 at Red Rocks.

Brian - Probably Pet Sounds, 2002, Denver. Several times after, including the SMiLE live DVD taping sessions and concert for a week in Burbank.
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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2015, 07:38:09 PM »

1982 at the Ohio State fair. I made my 11 year old brother , I was 15 ,wait with me 2 hours before the concert started so we had good seats.  I don't know if it was sound check or what but Carl  was singing I can Hear Music which was awesome.  The only other time I was going to see them was at Riverbend<I think that was what it was called> but we got there just in time to see the buses leave. 
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2015, 08:24:57 PM »

I really don't understand how you can go see the Beach Boys and not remember if Brian was there. That's like going to see the 1923 New York Yankees and not remembering if Babe Ruth played ( someone explain this to Andrew)
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« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2015, 08:37:44 PM »

I really don't understand how you can go see the Beach Boys and not remember if Brian was there. That's like going to see the 1923 New York Yankees and not remembering if Babe Ruth played ( someone explain this to Andrew)

I think it's safe to say if one were attending their first concert, at a fairly young age, the awareness of who any of the individual members are is probably nil.
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2015, 08:40:24 PM »

Christchurch NZ. Infamous NZ/ Aust tour 1978
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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2015, 09:27:53 PM »

Beach Boys - September 24, 1971, Carnegie Hall, first show. Then at least 20 more times in colleges, arenas, and stadiums between 71 and C50 at Red Rocks.

Brian - Probably Pet Sounds, 2002, Denver. Several times after, including the SMiLE live DVD taping sessions and concert for a week in Burbank.
The Carnegie show was hard to beat. Quite honestly, I've never seen them better.
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« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2015, 11:57:16 PM »

I really don't understand how you can go see the Beach Boys and not remember if Brian was there. That's like going to see the 1923 New York Yankees and not remembering if Babe Ruth played ( someone explain this to Andrew)

He played some sort of rounders, didn't he ? Tubby dude.
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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2015, 12:05:22 AM »

The Beach Boys: Sept. 17, 1994 at the Puyallup Fair in Puyallup, WA


I was at that show. My main memory... I was from the east coast, but had sold my house & was traveling in a rv at the time. Was working in Mt Rainier National Park (about 1 & 1/2 hours away) and somehow found out about the show. I had heard that the Seattle area had lots of BB fans and expected an enthusiastic crowd, but it actually wasn't at all. Until, near the end of the show, when they started playing the familiar introduction to "Wouldn't It Be Nice" and EVERYBODY (or, so it seemed) rose to their feet at the same time. Of course I had always liked that song, but I gained a new appreciation for it at that moment. I never knew it meant so much to so many...  
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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2015, 05:46:09 AM »

5/1/71 May Day protest in DC.  Hippies around us partially ruined the show.
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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2015, 06:01:36 AM »

The Beach Boys - Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia, Spain. October 7, 1990

Mike & Bruce - Parque de Castrelos, Vigo, Spain. July 14, 2001

Brian - Royal Festival Hall, London, February 21, 2004. Possibly the best concert I've ever attended by anybody, anywhere, anytime, anywhatever...
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« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2015, 06:56:20 AM »

Baltimore Maryland, the Civic Center in 1973 0r 1974 (I think). I got tickets because the Raspberries were the opening act, and they were one of my favorite groups at the time. I liked the Beach Boys well enough from having grown up with them on the radio, but I was really going to see the Raspberries. The Raspberries were a no-show, but I still enjoyed the Beach Boys. I don't think BW participated much, if at all, in that concert. At the time I didn't know one Beach Boy from the other. I never did see the Raspberries.
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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2015, 08:57:08 AM »

Baltimore Maryland, the Civic Center in 1973 0r 1974 (I think). I got tickets because the Raspberries were the opening act, and they were one of my favorite groups at the time. I liked the Beach Boys well enough from having grown up with them on the radio, but I was really going to see the Raspberries. The Raspberries were a no-show, but I still enjoyed the Beach Boys. I don't think BW participated much, if at all, in that concert. At the time I didn't know one Beach Boy from the other. I never did see the Raspberries.

Checking Ians' ( with AGD) concert listings here: http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs74.html , I'd presume your show was November 22nd(  it's listed w/ The Raspberries)
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2015, 08:59:39 AM »

Saw my first and probably only official Beach Boys concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center on June 27, 2012 in Holmdel, NJ.  My dad was unimpressed by the Grammys performance and said he had no interest in seeing them.  I told him I really wanted to go and he bought tickets for the two of us to go.  Both of us were blown away by how incredible they were.  Brian was in top form that night.  I was under the impression I was seeing the brand new resurrection of the Beach Boys and I was so pumped to see how the band would fare in the future.  Unfortunately it fell apart after a few months and that was that.  But my Beach Boys love is still stronger than ever because of that incredible night.  And when I heard Brian was going on tour the following year with Jeff Beck, Al Jardine, and David Marks, I jumped at the chance and saw another incredible show.  I hear a lot of crap about Brian Wilson, that he's damaged, that he shouldn't be performing but both times I saw him, I saw a man who had clearly been through a lot but doing what he loved the most and having a blast.  When he sang "God Only Knows" it was so beautiful I was nearly in tears.  I look forward to seeing him for a third time this summer.
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« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2015, 09:20:41 AM »

Baltimore Maryland, the Civic Center in 1973 0r 1974 (I think). I got tickets because the Raspberries were the opening act, and they were one of my favorite groups at the time. I liked the Beach Boys well enough from having grown up with them on the radio, but I was really going to see the Raspberries. The Raspberries were a no-show, but I still enjoyed the Beach Boys. I don't think BW participated much, if at all, in that concert. At the time I didn't know one Beach Boy from the other. I never did see the Raspberries.

Strongly doubt BW was at the show you attended.
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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2015, 09:34:18 AM »

My first Beach Boys concert was at Great Woods in Mansfield MA in 1993. I've seen over 20 BB and BB-related concerts since. I became a fan when I was a little kid during the mid-late 70s. I became a diehard Beach Boys fanatic during 90s, around the time when the 30 Years Box Set was released. And I finally met my hero Brian Wilson in 2009 in Providence RI.
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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2015, 04:09:18 PM »

Early Spring, 1968, Austin, Texas.  Next, very early Spring 1969, Austin, Texas. The opening band for the shows were Buffalo Springfield one year/ Manfred Mann the next. I just can't remember which was first, but MM was excellent.
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« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2015, 04:18:15 PM »

Baltimore Maryland, the Civic Center in 1973 0r 1974 (I think). I got tickets because the Raspberries were the opening act, and they were one of my favorite groups at the time. I liked the Beach Boys well enough from having grown up with them on the radio, but I was really going to see the Raspberries. The Raspberries were a no-show, but I still enjoyed the Beach Boys. I don't think BW participated much, if at all, in that concert. At the time I didn't know one Beach Boy from the other. I never did see the Raspberries.

Strongly doubt BW was at the show you attended.

No, I don't think he was. I really don't remember too much about the show. I remember a lot of flowers around the stage. Weird, I know. I guess I was impressed enough with what I saw to buy the Carl And the Passions album,  thereby getting my first exposure to the genius of Pet Sounds. That's when I started paying more attention to  the Beach Boys. Still wish I could've seen the Raspberries though.
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« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2015, 04:29:13 PM »

Early Spring, 1968, Austin, Texas.  Next, very early Spring 1969, Austin, Texas. The opening band for the shows were Buffalo Springfield one year/ Manfred Mann the next. I just can't remember which was first, but MM was excellent.

when in doubt, ANYONE, posting their date here should check the Ian/ AGD site ( Bellagio 10452) and confirm your show! Very slim odds it won't be listed...  

1968 show( w/ Buffalo Springfield) April 15th, here: http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs68.html

but  1969 show, February 11th, shows >>all Texas shows w/The Bob Seger System and Rene & Rene<<   http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs69.html    
  You certain on Manfred Mann?
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« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2015, 04:49:07 PM »

My total show roster ... showing me for the lightweight that I am.

Beach Boys

1997, June 6 - Sandstone Amphitheater, Kansas City KS (w/Chicago)
2012, June 22 - Waterfront Park, Bangor ME
2012, June 26 - Bank Of America Pavilion, Boston MA

Brian Wilson

2000, September 16 - Magness Arena, University of Denver Denver, CO
2001, July 18 - Tweeter Center, Camden NJ (w/Paul Simon)
2004, October 21 - Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay PAC, Tampa Bay FL
2006, November 17 - Orpheum Theater, Boston MA (w/Alan Jardine)
2008, July 13 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach NH
2009, November 3 - The Capitol Center, Concord NH
2009, November 12 - Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell MA
2013, October 9 - Wang Theater, Boston MA (w/Al, Dave, Blondie, Jeff Beck)

Al Jardine

1999, October 9 - Topeka PAC, Topeka KS (F&F)
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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2015, 03:15:30 PM »

Early Spring, 1968, Austin, Texas.  Next, very early Spring 1969, Austin, Texas. The opening band for the shows were Buffalo Springfield one year/ Manfred Mann the next. I just can't remember which was first, but MM was excellent.

when in doubt, ANYONE, posting their date here should check the Ian/ AGD site ( Bellagio 10452) and confirm your show! Very slim odds it won't be listed...  

1968 show( w/ Buffalo Springfield) April 15th, here: http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs68.html

but  1969 show, February 11th, shows >>all Texas shows w/The Bob Seger System and Rene & Rene<<   http://www.esquarterly.com/bellagio/gigs69.html    
  You certain on Manfred Mann?
Positive! No Bob Seger or the other one. Yes MM.
Positive! No Bob Seger or the other one. Yes MM.
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