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Title: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: GuyO on May 27, 2012, 12:59:45 PM
Show info here, please.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: rogerlancelot on May 27, 2012, 01:31:09 PM
My wife and I are going out the door now. Great seats!


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 27, 2012, 04:46:20 PM
Heading there in about two hours  - 12 minutes away from the front door.  We had lunch there on Wednesday and saw lots of promotional signs throughout the casino. Hope Bruce's voice has cleared up to sing Disney Girls.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Tony S on May 27, 2012, 05:20:19 PM
Hope Billy gets a chance to make it up on stage. He deserves it.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 27, 2012, 05:46:25 PM
True that.  Don't know why he wasn't part of the line-up, seems like a no-brainer.  Guess he still lives here in the valley over in Henderson.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Shady on May 27, 2012, 08:29:04 PM
Just saw on twitter Nicholas cage is at this concert


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 27, 2012, 11:55:10 PM
Just got home.  Great show, maybe the best BB show I've  ever seen and that's a bunch. Everybody's voices were terrific, David's guitar work was unbelievable, Brian took some nice leads, band was great.

Set List:

Do It Again
Little Honda
Catch A Wave
Hawaii
Don't Back Down
Surfin' Safari
Surfer Girl
Please Let Me Wonder
Marcella
This Whole World
Then I Kissed Her
Kiss Me Baby
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
When I Grow Up To Be A man
Cottonfields
It's OK
Be True To Your School
Ballad Of Old Betsy
Don't Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around

Intermission

Add Some Music
California Dreamin'
Sloop John B
Wouldn't It Be Nice
I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Sail On Sailor
Heroes & Villains
In My room
This Is That
That's Why God Made The Radio
Forever
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
California Girls
Help Me Rhonda
Rock & Roll Music
Do You Wanna Dance
Surfin' USA

Encore:
Kokomo
Barbara Ann
Fun Fun Fun


I'll post some comments tomorrow (which is in seven minutes, but it will be a little longer)




Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Eric Aniversario on May 28, 2012, 12:48:54 AM
FWIW, this is the same setlist as the previous day's show, great setlist!


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: rogerlancelot on May 28, 2012, 03:19:27 AM
They had a late start but then again I got there way tooo early with the wifey. We went back out to our car to retrieve our camera and "smoke one'. Great show and had a really good time talking with other fans. One of the security guys told us that 10,000 people showed up. We were down on the floor pretty close to stage. I can only hope that somebody recorded it because that would make a damn nice souvenir!


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 28, 2012, 11:08:13 AM
I have my 62nd birthday two days after Brian Wilson turns 70.  Their 50th anniversary celebration as a band coincides with my 50th anniversary as a fan.  A rabid drive everybody crazy fan. It's been 29 years since I saw the entire band on stage together, and I mean with Brian, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, 8 years since the two SMILE shows we attended in Texas.  So, when this tour was confirmed and the Las Vegas date scheduled, six miles from our home, I was really enthused.  Unfortunately, as an out of work banker who hasn't collected a real paycheck in over a year, this seemed like an out-of-reach luxury.  But my wife of 40 years broke the piggy bank, so last night I got to see the greatest band ever performing almost three hours worth of hits live on stage, one right after another.

Like I said when I posted the set list last night, everyone's voices were great, the band was great, Brian sparkled vocally on his leads, David's guitar was spectacular (and made me wonder how much greater they might have been live, if that were possible, had he been around to share the load when Carl backed off a bit on lead guitar).  Brian did look uncomfortable seated at the piano, but that was evidently more physical, since he wasn't waling around too well.

It seems like there has been lots of discussion about this song or that song being played or not being played, whether Brian is having a good time, who should or shouldn't be in the back-up band, something called an autotune, which I had never heard of but apparently is different from an autoharp, which Beach Boy looked at which other Beach Boy, and even silly, almost fearful, remarks about their clothes for Pete's sake, why anybody would care the least bit about that is way beyond me.  Enough. Sure, I'd have liked to have heard Disney Girls (Bruce was still not in shape for a full lead), I Can Hear Music and Darlin' and California Saga. . . but I did get to hear 44 terrific renditions of 44 terrific songs. This was a highlight of my life and I've got nothing to complain about, and I wouldn't even if I thought I did.  I thank God and my beautiful wife and my two grown sons in Texas who told their mom "Dad has to be there, he can't miss this", and of course the Beach Boys for the best concert I've ever heard by the best band that ever existed.



Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Rocker on May 28, 2012, 11:18:03 AM
@NHC: '82 or '83 ? I came across this site just today:
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html (http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html)


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: AlFall on May 28, 2012, 11:39:31 AM
Thanks so much for the post, NHC.  This tour is nothing short of a miracle and a great gift to all of us fans.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: GuyO on May 28, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
NHC, thank you very much for writing that.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 28, 2012, 12:34:25 PM
@NHC: '82 or '83 ? I came across this site just today:
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html (http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html)

Thanks for that link Rocker.  Actually, they played there 1982-83-84 after a Giants baseball game; we were at all three. Brian only showed for '83 and of course Dennis was gone by '84. I have great photos from all three but can't seem to figure out how to compress them enough to post on this board.

Norm


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Rocker on May 28, 2012, 12:55:13 PM
@NHC: '82 or '83 ? I came across this site just today:
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html (http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html)

Thanks for that link Rocker.  Actually, they played there 1982-83-84 after a Giants baseball game; we were at all three. Brian only showed for '83 and of course Dennis was gone by '84. I have great photos from all three but can't seem to figure out how to compress them enough to post on this board.

Norm


You mean you have them on your computer and don't know how to upload or you don't know how to get them on your computer in the first place ?
If it's the first, try something like imageshack.com
It will be uploaded there and you can post the links here


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: filledeplage on May 28, 2012, 01:44:32 PM
Thanks so much for the post, NHC.  This tour is nothing short of a miracle and a great gift to all of us fans.

 NHC - Great story...you are indeed blessed. 

Your family "gets" you!

It is truly an amazing time to be a lifer BB fan!  ;)


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 28, 2012, 01:56:19 PM
@NHC: '82 or '83 ? I came across this site just today:
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html (http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html)

Thanks for that link Rocker.  Actually, they played there 1982-83-84 after a Giants baseball game; we were at all three. Brian only showed for '83 and of course Dennis was gone by '84. I have great photos from all three but can't seem to figure out how to compress them enough to post on this board.

Norm


You mean you have them on your computer and don't know how to upload or you don't know how to get them on your computer in the first place ?
If it's the first, try something like imageshack.com
It will be uploaded there and you can post the links here

I scanned them onto my iMac as jpegs but the files are evidently way too big for this site even when i have reduced them as much as I can with the tools I have.  I don't have Photoshop or anything like that on my current set-up, and am not the most computer literate when it comes to this kind of stuff. Let me try your suggestion.  Thanks. I'd like to share them.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 28, 2012, 06:39:48 PM
@NHC: '82 or '83 ? I came across this site just today:
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html (http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.de/2009/04/beach-boys-candlestick-park-1982.html)

Rocker, there's some nice stuff there.  The BB concert photos on the page are from 1983.  I have one of them on my Facebook page, with Billy at the grand piano and Brian on bass during the encore.  The cable car poster is from the 1982 concert.  I had one but it got burned up in a fire.  I'm not sure what the photographer meant by them playing at "intermission", since there isn't one in baseball, and it would have to be a darned long one for a concert.  '82 game was with the Padres September 18,; '83 July 16 against the Cardinals. Good times.  Thanks for this link.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: DJole on May 29, 2012, 01:11:53 AM
Some nice pictures from the show:
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/David+Marks/Beach+Boys+Perform+Red+Rock+Resort/D9NoFcamDA-


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Rocker on May 29, 2012, 11:00:03 AM
Some nice pictures from the show:
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/David+Marks/Beach+Boys+Perform+Red+Rock+Resort/D9NoFcamDA-



Thanks ! Very cool pictures of David !


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 29, 2012, 01:09:01 PM
Same here.  Great pics.  Thanks


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Rocker on May 29, 2012, 02:46:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OssbPbMSs&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OssbPbMSs&feature=relmfu)


Brian actually sings the bridge on Do It Again. At the other shows Mike sang it mostly iirc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKQg2MrJJJI&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKQg2MrJJJI&feature=relmfu)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-t0fw9n_b0&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-t0fw9n_b0&feature=relmfu)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq6mfc5kf90&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq6mfc5kf90&feature=relmfu)


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 30, 2012, 03:17:40 PM
Thanks Rocker.  Those are nice. I was sitting in the top row in the rear but directly in front of the stage.  Nobody behind to complain if you stood up, plus the extra space along that rear walkway along the top was nice to have. I just used binoculars when I wanted a closeup.  Sound was perfect. I remember when we heard those opening pounding drum beats for "Do It Again" thinking alright, here we go at last, and then about a minute or so into the song it really hit me what I was seeing and hearing.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Mikie on May 30, 2012, 03:22:18 PM
OK, it's time for Berzerkeley, boys!  Too bad you're not up here for this one, NHC!

Where's Justin time to start a Berkeley thread??  C'mon Justin, yer slackin'!!


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Justin on May 30, 2012, 03:30:04 PM
 :lol


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: rogerlancelot on May 30, 2012, 07:50:38 PM
I captured some video from this show and started uploading to YouTube. I videoed this from Section 4 Row F Seat 10 (on the floor not too far from stage).

First off, here is "Forever":

http://youtu.be/a85myopprwo (http://youtu.be/a85myopprwo)

More coming.....


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: rogerlancelot on May 30, 2012, 08:07:08 PM
Here is the 2nd half of "Heroes And Villains". My wife had the camera at this point:

http://youtu.be/XYzFeHKZgGs (http://youtu.be/XYzFeHKZgGs)

Please keep in mind that we were not there to professionally video a concert, just capturing personal moments on our tiny digital camera.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on May 30, 2012, 08:39:21 PM
Love the username. :lol


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: NHC on May 31, 2012, 12:11:44 PM
OK, it's time for Berzerkeley, boys!  Too bad you're not up here for this one, NHC!



Right on Mikie.  Wish I were.  I went to college there but have never seen a show at the Greek.  Boz Scaggs used to play it, but we would catch him on New Years at the Paramount in Oakland.


Title: Re: Show 21: Red Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Post by: Rocker on May 31, 2012, 02:23:51 PM
I captured some video from this show and started uploading to YouTube. I videoed this from Section 4 Row F Seat 10 (on the floor not too far from stage).

First off, here is "Forever":

http://youtu.be/a85myopprwo (http://youtu.be/a85myopprwo)

More coming.....



Thank you ! Very touching at 1:03 when Brian suddenly looks to the big screen. And is he crying at 1:56 ?