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Title: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Justin on May 11, 2012, 05:55:09 PM
Setlist/pics/reviews etc...

(with thanks to Spil Phector!)

Do It Again
Catch a Wave
Hawaii
Don't Back Down
Surfin Safari
Surfer Girl
Please Let Me Wonder
You're So Good to Me
Wendy
Then I Kissed Her
Why Do Fools
**Come Go With Me** (placement in set list to be confirmed)
When I Grow Up
Cottonfields
Marcella
Be True to Your School
Disney Girls
Don't Worry Baby
Little Honda
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around

Second Set
Add Some Music
Cali Dreamin
Sloop
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Forever
Sail On Sailor
Heroes and Villains
In My Room
All This Is That
This Whole World
I Wasn't Made for These Times
God Only Knows
That's Why God Made The Radio
Cali Girls
All Summer Long
Help Me Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music
Do You Wanna Dance
Barbara Ann
Surfin USA

Encore
Kokomo
Good Vibrations
Fun Fun Fun


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Steve Mayo on May 11, 2012, 08:38:13 PM
speechless.... :)
great show.....see it if you get a chance.

i'm gonna go listen to this over and over all night long.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: send me a picture and i'll tell you on May 11, 2012, 08:47:34 PM
The setlist was basically the same as the last Beacon show, with Add Some Music around the piano, and Marcella.  The house was jam-packed, and the concert started right on time.  

The show was freaking AMAZING.  Brian played the whole night, apparently accurately, and sometimes audibly. (I think he was amped through his monitor, but not the main mix.) Mike and Al were amazing, Bruce was great albeit a bit wooly-sounding at first.

Dave Marks played the hell out of his solos, and he took most if not all of the solos.  Strong, virtuosic playing!

Mike asked if anyone had heard TWGMTR on Fallon, and said that it would be much better tonight-- "we've been practicing." And it was amazing. Fairly well received, but of course the audience was a bit tepid when the unfamiliar cuts were played. No one got up for bathroom breaks, though.

This Whole World is still in the set. Brian strangely got two beats off (late) in the "When girls get mad..." section, and then got back on track.

I watched Brian's bass playing through binoculars, and although it was root notes, they were the right notes.

No Stamos; the DW and CW videos went flawlessly and were a great part of the show.

Brian's vocals sounded as good as they've ever sounded live, since the solo shows commenced in 1999.  That means either the autotune was dialed WAYYYYY back and better managed, or his singing was just much better than before.  I suspect a combination. Very few pitch problems, but no audible autotune artifacts in the room. I wonder if a discreet bit is applied all around, because the intonation of the group harmonies was absolutely spot on pretty much the whole time.  Either way, it's all good.

Oh--- and the return of...

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.....................................


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: TheLazenby on May 11, 2012, 08:51:55 PM
AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.  That's all I can say.  Sold out, of course.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: TheLazenby on May 11, 2012, 08:54:02 PM
Oh yeah, the set-list doesn't mention it, but they played a bit of "Come Go With Me" - noting that the Del Vikings were from Pittsburgh.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Zach95 on May 11, 2012, 08:54:30 PM
I just get so giddy reading these reviews1 I'm so excited!


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: southbay on May 11, 2012, 09:08:08 PM
Sounds like another great one, glad the "new" songs have been kept in. Thanks for the updates guys.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Shady on May 11, 2012, 09:08:53 PM
I need to see pics, especially of Bruce  ;D


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Wirestone on May 11, 2012, 09:20:32 PM
Man. They're up to 45 songs. And they said they only rehearsed 50. Given that they don't include TLGIOK in the current list, that means they've played 46 of the rehearsed tunes. Only four remain, then ...


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: TheLazenby on May 11, 2012, 09:22:38 PM
TLGIOK??


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: DennyMac79 on May 11, 2012, 09:28:31 PM
TLGIOK??
The Little Girl I Once Knew


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Shady on May 11, 2012, 09:34:36 PM
TLGIOK??
The Little Girl I Once Knew

Great first post


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: send me a picture and i'll tell you on May 11, 2012, 10:19:50 PM
+1

Don't be a whore about your second post, now...

 :smokin :smokin


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 11, 2012, 10:25:25 PM
Guess David did the lead on Hawaii again? Still waiting to see that on youtube.



Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Les Chan on May 11, 2012, 10:37:30 PM

Thanks for the review and this tour is just amazing !!!  I still want to hear Country Air!!


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: TheLazenby on May 11, 2012, 11:51:53 PM
Can I just say, though, that I think it's really silly that they're NOT doing the "Smile" version of H&V?  It's the single version - plus a totally out-of-place "YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"  Shouldn't the Cantina verse be a permanent inclusion now?

(I have to also add that the audience seemed completely unfamiliar with H&V, which made me a bit sad.... though I was also sitting next to a VERY old woman who disliked every single non-overplayed-hit.  God, did she not like "All This Is That". :-P)


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Doo Dah on May 11, 2012, 11:58:23 PM
Fantastic show tonight. Really impressive. A few notes:

1) I'm not quite sure of your placement of Marcella in the set list. I had it following Wendy, as opposed to Cottonfields. But be that as it may - the intro kicked in, and you could feel the energy rise in the room. It was...just great.

2) Yeah the doowop conversation! It seemed as if Al just started singing 'Come Go' on his own, and the band jumped right in. Lasted about thirty seconds. A tasty hors oeuvres!

3) Bruce sounded a little short and raspy on Wendy, but maaaan - he hit it outta the park on Disney Girls. Really good.

4) Prior to Be True To Your School, Mike had a short conversation with Dave, who mentioned to the crowd that he 'was born in Erie, PA, moved to New Castle, PA (about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh) and then moved to Hawthorne when he was 5...moving across the street from THIS guy (pointing to Brian). A nice moment.

5) Add Some Music. You've just got to see the image of all the guys huddled around Brian's piano. It's an iconic image.

6) All This is That was preceded by a short explanation by Mike of the tune's TM origins. Don't know how it registered with the 'yinzer' crowd, but Mike was sincere about it.

7) This Whole World - yeah, Brian fell a couple beats off on the 'when girls get mad at boys you know' part. You could hear the band kind of slow down to sync things up. Mini train wreck there, but oh well.

8) TWGMTR. Absolutely majestic. I could care less if Al freakin' Capone wrote the song. The Boys did it justice, and it was just majestic. Homerun.

9) It's already been said many times, but it's freakin' cool to see (and hear) Dave up there. Dude shredded several times tonight, and really added an edge to the sound.

10) Even Ba-ba-ba-ba-RAN sounded good tonight. Whattaya gonna do? :smokin

11) We often forget, but Mike Love is a great front man. He was damn funny tonight, but kept things moving briskly and smoothly. No quibbles from me, and I'm a quibbler.

I was talking with some folks after the show. A man and his wife told me that they remembered seeing the Beach Boys @ Pittsburgh's Syria Mosque circa '73. At that particular show, they recalled Dennis standing at the front of the stage at the end - saying over and over, 'thank you, thank you, thank you so very much' to the crowd at the Mosque. Tonight to him seemed like full closure. A grand circle of memories.

Tonight's show (and this tour) can be summed up as a celebration through reflection. Rock, paper, scissors...harmony trumps ALL.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Cabinessenceking on May 12, 2012, 01:26:11 AM
I feel Marcella is out of place in set 1  ;D anyone else?


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Doo Dah on May 12, 2012, 02:41:37 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_stanley/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_stanley/)


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Kees on May 12, 2012, 03:32:57 AM
Fantastic show tonight. Really impressive. A few notes:


5) Add Some Music. You've just got to see the image of all the guys huddled around Brian's piano. It's an iconic image.


Dear Beach Boys: Never ever play a show without this one. (especially at the Lokerse feesten  ;D )


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: harrisonjon on May 12, 2012, 03:40:36 AM
The piano photo is great. Is that sheet music they're reading?


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Autotune on May 12, 2012, 04:31:38 AM
The setlist was basically the same as the last Beacon show, with Add Some Music around the piano, and Marcella.  The house was jam-packed, and the concert started right on time.  



Brian's vocals sounded as good as they've ever sounded live, since the solo shows commenced in 1999.  That means either the autotune was dialed WAYYYYY back and better managed, or his singing was just much better than before.  I suspect a combination. Very few pitch problems, but no audible autotune artifacts in the room. I wonder if a discreet bit is applied all around, because the intonation of the group harmonies was absolutely spot on pretty much the whole time.  Either way, it's all good.



I think your live experience was just like everybody else's. Brian sounds just fine in the room, like it's been said since day 1. The autotune faction is a video-only one. For whatever reason the videos sound the way they do. I'm sure some people will detect autotune in the videos from the show you attended.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: tpesky on May 12, 2012, 05:14:20 AM
Another one that has been in the set is Dance Dance Dance and dropped so that's 47....


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Craig Boyd on May 12, 2012, 05:32:40 AM
Can I just say, though, that I think it's really silly that they're NOT doing the "Smile" version of H&V?  It's the single version - plus a totally out-of-place "YOU'RE UNDER ARREST!"  Shouldn't the Cantina verse be a permanent inclusion now?

(I have to also add that the audience seemed completely unfamiliar with H&V, which made me a bit sad.... though I was also sitting next to a VERY old woman who disliked every single non-overplayed-hit.  God, did she not like "All This Is That". :-P)

This reminds me of Brian's Gershwin show in Glasgow last year. This couple who were maybe in their late 20's/early 30's were absolutely furious about Brian playing the Gershwin album as "nobody wants to hear that". Now the show was clearly advertised as Brian Wilson playing the Gershwin album but according to these mutants "nobody" was there to hear that...  ::)


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Rocker on May 12, 2012, 06:55:21 AM
Man. They're up to 45 songs. And they said they only rehearsed 50. Given that they don't include TLGIOK in the current list, that means they've played 46 of the rehearsed tunes. Only four remain, then ...


Only ? Imo the setlist couldn't get any better. Of course it would be nice to see "Kiss me baby" "Caroline, no" or some Love you-material but that would all be icing on the cake imo


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Rocker on May 12, 2012, 07:42:56 AM
Review:


(http://c4241337.r37.cf2.rackcdn.com/05-11-23_the-beach-boys-rock-the-burgh_original.jpg)

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/music-reviews/at-50-beach-boys-sound-youthfully-sublime-635525/ (http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/music-reviews/at-50-beach-boys-sound-youthfully-sublime-635525/)




Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: drbeachboy on May 12, 2012, 07:50:15 AM
Nice review, and the reviewer got David & Al's history in the band correct. I guess he'd better, with David being a western PA native.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Melt Away on May 12, 2012, 08:55:20 AM
I had a BLAST last night! My throat is sore from all the screaming I did when I rushed up front for the encore, sheesh! The BB's sounded better than I've heard in years and not just saying that because I was there! I was actually surprised of the power in Mike's voice last night and how Brian was really on target too. Al doing the "Come and Go With Me" part was so cool(he sounded effing powerful as well), I just wished they would of played the whole thing so I yelled "KEEP GOING!" to no avail. At one point I screamed "Honkin' Down the Highway" with Al giving a small "Ooo" but of course it didn't happen either. I have a few videos including TWW, TWGMTR and some of IJWMFTT that I'll post on youtube soon. There was no comparison of TWGMTR at this show to the Fallon performance, they nailed it last night. Bruce sounded a little raspy on Wendy but he KILLED "Disney Girls" I couldn't believe how awesome that sounded I only wish I could of got a video of that. Superb show will a bumpin' Pittsburgh audience give or take a few dudes in Hawaiian shirts and soccer moms but everyone was gettin' down! At the end of the show Mike was hanging around in the wings so I started screaming "MIKE LOVE, NOT WAR!" which prompted some old deadhead guy to tell me how awesome I was for making that up (hahahhaha).  I'm honestly thinking about buying tickets for the Cincinnati show because nothing compares to seeing them LIVE. My mind is thoroughly blown.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 12, 2012, 10:27:30 AM
What a fantastic night in Pittsburgh, PA. Wow. You must see this show. I hope it comes your way.

Here are some photos from the sound check which I'll talk about later.

Add Some Music: Mike, Al, Bruce, and David standing and singing around the piano with Brian.

Update: I'm having trouble posting photos. I've tried to decrease the size of the file/JPEG but they won't upload. I'll try again later.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: send me a picture and i'll tell you on May 12, 2012, 12:52:57 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_stanley/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chad_stanley/)

Thanks for the excellent photos, Chad!  My girlfriend is front and center in your last photo with her back to the camera (blue sweater/white skirt), waiting for me to buy my merchandise.  $65 for a tour shirt and solo CDs signed by Al and Dave is a pretty damn good deal, IMHO.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: SamMcK on May 12, 2012, 01:08:51 PM
What a fantastic night in Pittsburgh, PA. Wow. You must see this show. I hope it comes your way.

Here are some photos from the sound check which I'll talk about later.

Add Some Music: Mike, Al, Bruce, and David standing and singing around the piano with Brian.

Update: I'm having trouble posting photos. I've tried to decrease the size of the file/JPEG but they won't upload. I'll try again later.

That's great to hear, also welcome to the forum SloopJohnnyB!  :)


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 12, 2012, 01:54:50 PM
The piano photo is great. Is that sheet music they're reading?

I mentioned this after watching the video on either gig 9 or 10. It looks to me like they are reading the lyric but with each line named so they know who sings what.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: the professor on May 12, 2012, 07:19:06 PM
are there no videos from this show?  Is it back to the music with Bruce's politically folly sort of over?


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 12, 2012, 08:47:23 PM
are there no videos from this show?  Is it back to the music with Bruce's politically folly sort of over?

Quite a few!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wkQ_HLOIJc&feature=relmfu


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12
Post by: donald on May 12, 2012, 11:28:05 PM
I was there, row G orchestea.   So close I couldn't believe it.  It was just fantastic.......there are really no words at this point in my fandom to express my feelings about this band/these bands  and this show.   I will say that no true fan of this organization could realistically have asked for more.

I suggest you make the best effort you can to see one of these shows.  I have some nice pics to post if I can remember how I used to get them on the board.
Got a couple of especially nice group pics around the piano doing Add some Music.

Met some cool hard core fans and a couple of roadies hanging around the venue that afternoon.  FUN FUN FUN!



Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 13, 2012, 05:06:39 AM
Thanks for the welcome, MaccaBeatles! Hello to everyone on the board.

I'm still having a problem posting photos. I posted a new subject topic on the 'welcome to the Smilely Smile' sub-board for help in posting photos. Maybe someone will help out.

I have some nice photos from the Pittsburgh show. I also have some photos from the 1970's that I want to post.

I believe my first Beach Boy concert was the THREE RIVERS STADIUM show in 1977 or 1978. This was the tour that Jan and Dean were guests for some of the shows. Mike taught the crowd to sing 'Country Pie'. Great memories. Really enjoyed it.

I also saw a show at the Stanley Theater (now called the Benedum!) in the early 1980's in which I believe Jeffrey Foskett was on his first Beach Boys tour. There was a young guy, I believe he wore suit, and he could play the guitar well and sing all of those high notes perfectly. Carl wasn't there. I guess he was on his solo tour?

I attended many shows at the Civic Arena, also.

This current tour is just incredible. I missed not seeing Dennis and Carl but it was nice to see David get his due.

Check back on this thread for the photos...if I can ever get them to upload.






Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: the professor on May 13, 2012, 11:09:23 AM
getting confused lads: has the format of our board changed? I can't find the menu for looking for "unread posts since your last visit" and other such tools; I did not know where to ask this.

any info, or have I pressed an incorrect key?

thanks



Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Aegir on May 13, 2012, 11:10:17 AM
it's up at the top left where it always is.


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Doo Dah on May 13, 2012, 01:12:42 PM
It would be nice to put some pictures within the thread, but I constantly get an 'upload folder full' error message. Anyone?


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Rocker on May 13, 2012, 01:25:52 PM
It would be nice to put some pictures within the thread, but I constantly get an 'upload folder full' error message. Anyone?


Just use imageshack.com or something simlar to upload your pictures. Then you can post the links in your message


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 12:28:42 PM
Add Some Music from the sound check.

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 12:36:10 PM
Nice Photo of Add Some Music live in concert, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Doo Dah on May 14, 2012, 12:39:51 PM
Take a close look at the video screen (during good vibrations)...

Do you see bingy-bingy herb? Sure looks like bingy to me.  :smokin

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 12:49:06 PM
Photo

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 01:00:44 PM
Mike Love

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Rocker on May 14, 2012, 01:15:43 PM
Thanks for the pictures guys !
Could anybody tell how the boys seemed to feel at the soundcheck? Any interesting notes you took ?


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 01:20:08 PM
I'll post a reply soon about the sound check experience. Let me just say now that if you get a chance on this tour, do it!


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Rocker on May 14, 2012, 01:21:45 PM
I'll post a reply soon about the sound check experience. Let me just say now that if you get a chance on this tour, do it!


Got my Berlin tickets for months.....  ;D


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: SloopJohnnyB on May 14, 2012, 01:46:31 PM
Nice group photo at the end of the show. Thank you Beach Boys!  :rock :spin :woot

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Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Zach95 on May 14, 2012, 05:33:15 PM
I'm digging the white outfits!


Title: Re: Show 11: Benedum Hall - Pittsburgh, PA 5/11/12 (SETLIST/PICS/REVIEWS)
Post by: Steve Mayo on May 18, 2012, 01:14:42 PM
as pointed out earlier...marcella followed wendy.