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« Reply #775 on: January 29, 2020, 04:59:53 PM »


I did a meet and greet in August of last year and was allowed to bring one item for them to sign, which they graciously did. But they were very strict about enforcing the one item limit.
Thanks for letting me know. I've got two I want signed (Bruce already signed one of them) so that might be too steep a price for me.
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« Reply #776 on: January 29, 2020, 05:59:22 PM »

Mike is great about signing things for fans in most any circumstance (Bruce is not). If your goal is a Mike signature, I wouldn't worry about springing for the Meet and Greet. I'd arrive early for their arrival to the venue, or wait afterwards. I think before is usually a better bet with any performer, as they aren't exhausted from their night's work. Butt I've seen Mike willingly oblige in just about any given scenario...say what you will about the man, but he always treats fans well.
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« Reply #777 on: January 30, 2020, 12:29:54 AM »

Yes, that true in-person Mike is very kind, never says no and is very generous with his time.
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« Reply #778 on: January 30, 2020, 04:57:05 PM »

Mike is great about signing things for fans in most any circumstance (Bruce is not). If your goal is a Mike signature, I wouldn't worry about springing for the Meet and Greet. I'd arrive early for their arrival to the venue, or wait afterwards. I think before is usually a better bet with any performer, as they aren't exhausted from their night's work. Butt I've seen Mike willingly oblige in just about any given scenario...say what you will about the man, but he always treats fans well.

Thanks for the advice! Bruce actually approached the small group I was with twice last time around and was very kind, but I was dumb and only had one album with me. Mike took a separate route and we were unable to meet him before and after show, but I'll give it a go again.
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« Reply #779 on: January 30, 2020, 06:28:18 PM »

Mike is great about signing things for fans in most any circumstance (Bruce is not). If your goal is a Mike signature, I wouldn't worry about springing for the Meet and Greet. I'd arrive early for their arrival to the venue, or wait afterwards. I think before is usually a better bet with any performer, as they aren't exhausted from their night's work. Butt I've seen Mike willingly oblige in just about any given scenario...say what you will about the man, but he always treats fans well.

Thanks for the advice! Bruce actually approached the small group I was with twice last time around and was very kind, but I was dumb and only had one album with me. Mike took a separate route and we were unable to meet him before and after show, but I'll give it a go again.

Sure thing! As has been discussed here many times, Bruce is the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde of the group. I've met Bruce three times, the first two (2012 & 2015) he was a total charmer and I thought he was just the sweetest guy in the touring lineup, though I had heard stories. Then, meeting him completely by accident in 2017 when he wasn't "on" with the smiles and such...what a nightmare.
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« Reply #780 on: January 30, 2020, 07:30:15 PM »

Mike is great about signing things for fans in most any circumstance (Bruce is not). If your goal is a Mike signature, I wouldn't worry about springing for the Meet and Greet. I'd arrive early for their arrival to the venue, or wait afterwards. I think before is usually a better bet with any performer, as they aren't exhausted from their night's work. Butt I've seen Mike willingly oblige in just about any given scenario...say what you will about the man, but he always treats fans well.

Thanks for the advice! Bruce actually approached the small group I was with twice last time around and was very kind, but I was dumb and only had one album with me. Mike took a separate route and we were unable to meet him before and after show, but I'll give it a go again.

Sure thing! As has been discussed here many times, Bruce is the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde of the group. I've met Bruce three times, the first two (2012 & 2015) he was a total charmer and I thought he was just the sweetest guy in the touring lineup, though I had heard stories. Then, meeting him completely by accident in 2017 when he wasn't "on" with the smiles and such...what a nightmare.

Oh yeah, I've heard stories and believe them. Honestly I was surprised how cool he was that night, probably one of my favorite interactions with musicians that I've met.
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« Reply #781 on: January 31, 2020, 07:21:25 AM »

Bruce is the only band member (core group member or backing band member) that seems to have problems with being generally nice with fans. Mike and Al (and Dave as far as I know) seem to be very good with fans. The worst you might get from Brian is that he rushes through the ordeal, but I haven't heard of him actively every antagonizing a fan.

Bruce is sometimes distressingly actively antagonistic with clearly true fans. And to be honest, sometimes when Bruce is seemingly "nice", it's kind of weird and fake and creepy, almost patronizing. See the David Marks book for an inner-group look into this weird side of Bruce when Dave popped back into the band's orb in 1971.
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« Reply #782 on: January 31, 2020, 09:16:11 AM »

I met Al at his storytellers show this past summer and he was very, very nice, though he did seem tired.  His wife was helping with the meet and greet and she was lovely and very friendly. 

I met David after a Mike and Bruce BB show in 2015, when he was just wandering amongst the crowd after the show.  He was very nice, and honestly seemed kind of surprised that we wanted to talk to him. 

The stories about Bruce are crazy.  I mean, it's not like he's movie-star level famous where he just can't get any privacy.  I'm sure he's not hounded by screaming fans every time he goes out in public.  How hard can it be to be nice to some fans after a show?
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« Reply #783 on: January 31, 2020, 12:42:25 PM »

The stories about Bruce are crazy.  I mean, it's not like he's movie-star level famous where he just can't get any privacy.  I'm sure he's not hounded by screaming fans every time he goes out in public.  How hard can it be to be nice to some fans after a show?

Agreed....I'm sure he gets recognized at a BB show, but when he's just out to dinner with his family or something? I bet 90% of the time no one recognizes him...Most people dont even know what the BB look like, and the ones that do probably most of them could only recognize Mike or Brian....What pct of the population could pick Bruce Johnston out of a lineup? 3%? Less? And then what pct of that would actually go up and try and talk to/bother him in public? 10%? 20%? My point is I totally agree, I bet he goes weeks without anyone bothering him in public, besides at a Beach Boys concert, obviously....He doesnt have the right (IMHO) to be bitchy when a fan wants to talk to him...He's not Taylor Swift or Paul McCartney or Tom Cruise, etc who can't go anywhere without screaming fans. I mean, i totally understand he's just a person and sometimes he's in a bad mood, etc and doesn't want to be bothered. I hate when people say "I met X celebrity and they were a total asshole because they wouldnt take a pic with me" or something...Maybe they were having a bad day? Theyre just people like everyone else....But what does bother me is someone like Bruce who seems to be having a "bad day" a LOT of the time....
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« Reply #784 on: January 31, 2020, 01:03:21 PM »

I don't get the sense Bruce's "bad" episodes have much if anything to do with being in a position/location where he feels fans shouldn't be making contact.

Indeed, many of the bad stories about Bruce come from fans who were in locations/settings where many fans were gathered. In fact, I think pretty much every story of Bruce being weird with fans or journalists have taken place at gigs or during live interviews. I don't recall a story of someone just randomly happening upon Bruce, say, at the mall while he's eating his salad or something:

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« Reply #785 on: February 01, 2020, 09:28:25 AM »

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26902.msg657670.html#msg657670
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« Reply #786 on: February 19, 2020, 10:08:25 PM »

Mike is great about signing things for fans in most any circumstance (Bruce is not). If your goal is a Mike signature, I wouldn't worry about springing for the Meet and Greet. I'd arrive early for their arrival to the venue, or wait afterwards. I think before is usually a better bet with any performer, as they aren't exhausted from their night's work. Butt I've seen Mike willingly oblige in just about any given scenario...say what you will about the man, but he always treats fans well.

To put an end to this story, I did not pay for the meet and greet. I waved to Bruce when he arrived at the venue and he waved me over and told security it's fine. He signed my Smiley Smile and Surf's Up, and admired my vintage 1983 Beach Boys hat.

I saw Mike arrive at the venue, but he got there pretty late and I let him be. When he was walking out for intermission,  i held my Pet Sounds up and he nodded in recognition. He came by when he was leaving stage before the encore and signed. He also came out after the show and signed for a few people and signed my Smiley Smile.
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« Reply #787 on: February 20, 2020, 07:03:39 AM »

Well, according to Baywatch, if you knock on Mike's door, he'll do your autograph one better by agreeing to do a gig for your organization!



Maybe this is how the Safari Club got Mike to do their gig......
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« Reply #788 on: March 13, 2020, 08:26:19 AM »

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/live-nation-aeg-coronavirus/

Sounds like the March shows are delayed.
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« Reply #789 on: March 13, 2020, 05:41:46 PM »

Some might say it’s mother nature’s revenge for February’s Safari Club gig.  Wink
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« Reply #790 on: March 14, 2020, 01:02:59 PM »

The concert postponements are beginning to be announced, starting with March 27 in Portland, Maine. This from the Bangor Daily News:

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/business/waterfront-concerts-reschedules-3-shows-in-maine-this-month/

"Waterfront Concerts announced Thursday it is rescheduling three shows scheduled in Portland and Orono this month.

"The three shows -- Martina McBride, Celtic Woman and The Beach Boys -- were scheduled between March 14 and 27 and will no longer take place during that time.

"If you have a ticket to these shows, your ticket can be used at the rescheduled date. Once the rescheduled dates are announced, refunds will be made available, according to Waterfront Concerts."

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« Reply #791 on: March 14, 2020, 01:47:54 PM »

Heard talk that the NO Jazz &Heritage Festival might have to be rescheduled to the Fall.
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« Reply #792 on: March 15, 2020, 11:46:49 AM »

Been doing research on M&B's March and April tour dates that have been impacted by coronovirus cancellations and found the following results.

Confirmed as postponed by the venue or promoter:
March 25 -- Rutland, VT (The Paramount Theatre)
March 26 -- Keene, NH (Colonial Theatre)
March 27 -- Portland, ME (Merrill Auditorium)
March 28 -- Lynn, MA (Lynn Memorial Auditorium)
March 29 -- Wallingford CT (Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre)
April 3 -- Newark, NJ (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)

And a question mark:
April 1 -- New Bedford, MA (Zeiterion Performing Arts Center)
Theater closed through March 31. Still on?
 
No cancellations or changes for these dates listed, so far:
March 31 -- Worcester, MA (Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts)
April 2 -- Bensalem, PA (Parx Casino, Xcite Center)
April 3 -- Newark, NJ (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
April 4 -- Port Chester, NY (Capitol Theatre)
April 5 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA (F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts)
April 6 -- Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie Theatre)
April 7 -- Washington, DC (The Anthem)
April 8 -- Hershey, PA (Hershey Theatre)
April 9 -- Ithaca, NY (State Theatre)
April 10-11 -- Orillia, ON, Canada (Casino Rama Resort)
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« Reply #793 on: March 15, 2020, 02:06:56 PM »

Been doing research on M&B's March and April tour dates that have been impacted by coronovirus cancellations and found the following results.
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And a question mark:
April 1 -- New Bedford, MA (Zeiterion Performing Arts Center)
Theater closed through March 31. Still on?


Good question, which I have to look into, because I was supposed to attend this show with two family members.
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« Reply #794 on: March 16, 2020, 10:57:20 AM »

Two more postponements / cancelations announced by the venues:
March 31 -- Worcester, MA (Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts)
April 9 -- Ithaca, NY (State Theatre)
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« Reply #795 on: March 16, 2020, 12:19:43 PM »

I'd have to imagine everything on the schedule through mid-April if not all of April has already or will soon be postponed/canceled. And frankly, if they weren't canceled, I'd tend to doubt many people would show up.
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« Reply #796 on: March 17, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »

Just received confirmation that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be rescheduled for the Fall, dates TBD.
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« Reply #797 on: March 17, 2020, 05:20:51 PM »

Two more venue confirmed cancelations, to be rescheduled:
April 1 -- New Bedford, MA (Zeiterion Performing Arts Center)
April 25 -- Galveston, TX (The Grand 1984 Opera House)
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« Reply #798 on: March 17, 2020, 05:58:36 PM »

Can someone please explain the actual reasons that caused Al to no longer be a part of Mike’s touring group?
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« Reply #799 on: March 17, 2020, 06:35:37 PM »

Can someone please explain the actual reasons that caused Al to no longer be a part of Mike’s touring group?

Um...short answer? Mike and/or Carl's death.
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