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Title: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 28, 2012, 11:05:45 AM
Show info here


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Lowbacca on May 28, 2012, 11:10:19 AM
22nd show already! :o Near half-time. And Brian's still with them. Not only that, but he appears to have more fun with every gig. I hope this will carry over to Europe.

The Beach Boys Reunion 2012 = SUCCESS.



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Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 28, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
So true Lowbacca! 


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: the professor on May 28, 2012, 05:13:30 PM
The professor is up high in section c with binoculars. Great feeling in the air. I can't quite believe this is happening.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 12:16:34 AM
A lesson from tonight's show:  Brian doesn't like the beach balls bouncing around!

Brian spoke up in between songs and said "Could you stop bouncing the beach balls?  Stop bouncing the beach balls please...."  (Thank God he said something because I think they're annoying) Brian spoke up many times throughout the show and did the now standard: "The great Michael E. Love!!"  after a few songs.  Mike was tickled by that and laughed it off.  Right before "Heroes and Villians" Brian spoke and told the crowd "listen to the guys on this song....listen to the great job they do in the middle of this song."  Brian was referring to the "barbershop" section in the middle.  So great to hear Brian finally compliment the actual Beach Boys on stage before performing this song.  Nothing against The Wondermints but I wanna hear Al and Mike on those vocals.  Having them all singing it is like the world finally making sense.  Good show tonight and everyone was as great as usual.  Brian is right at home on stage, it seems now.  When he straps on the bass, he's enjoying himself, sharing a few smiles with Mike (see below) and others.  During the final bows, Brian actually stayed on stage and wasn't the first to run off.  He and Mike walked to the tip of the stage with both their hands clasping the other's, raising it to the crowd.  A winning team, indeed.  I am definitely going to miss these guys when the tour is over.

Nothing new from the set except tonight's DEBUT of "It's About Time""Isn't It Time" (that's what 1am will do to you...sorry folks!)....and it was AMAZING.  Some members here might remember from other threads that I've purposely tried to not listen to any samples from the new album so hearing this song for the first time tonight was ridiculous.  From the moment the ukelele's starts off the song, Brian coming in with the opening verse and then that heavenly chorus....just forget it....it's perfection.   And for the life of me, I can't quite place the chorus.  It's so freakin' familiar.  Perhaps we've already debunked it in the other threads since all of you have already listened to it many times over by now but for me it was going over and over in my head because it was so damn catchy.  I couldn't have asked for a better song...that is one song I will be putting on repeat for a few days when that album is finally released.  I gave Al a thumbs up after it was done and he appreciated the early "reviews"  :lol

Some of my pics

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"Brian SMiLES at Mike"
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Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 12:19:17 AM
My videos of:


"All This Is That"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gqBBhhuvI&feature=youtu.be

"Add Some Music To Your Day"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yucib2kziUc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: STE on May 29, 2012, 12:24:58 AM


"It's About Time" we learn the name of the new song..   ;D



PS: thanks for the vid, just great!




Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Phoenix on May 29, 2012, 01:31:01 AM
Nothing new from the set except tonight's DEBUT of "It's About Time"....and it was AMAZING.  

I nearly sh!t myself when I read that!  I can't tell you how absolutely out-of-my-mind shocked I was!  :thud
                                                      :rock :woot :ahh


Then I realized he was referring to "Isn't It Time".  

I love the fact that they added another new song.  Really.  But jeez, Justin.  Imagining "Brian coming in with the opening verse" of "It's About Time" at a 2012 Beach Boys concert is enough to give a guy a heart attack.    8)  


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: DJole on May 29, 2012, 01:37:58 AM
Thanks a lot for sharing the experience with us Justin!!!
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Eric Aniversario on May 29, 2012, 01:56:48 AM
IT'S ABOUT TIME???????????????????????????????????????????????????

I've been wanting to hear that live for SO LONG!  I missed it by 2 days!  Hopefully it'll still be in the setlist at the Irvine show!! So excited!!!!  :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

I really thought they would never do this song live again!  Where was it in the set?  Does anyone have the setlist?


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Phoenix on May 29, 2012, 01:59:11 AM
IT'S ABOUT TIME???????????????????????????????????????????????????

I've been wanting to hear that live for SO LONG!  I missed it by 2 days!  Hopefully it'll still be in the setlist at the Irvine show!! So excited!!!!  :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

I really thought they would never do this song live again!  Where was it in the set?  Does anyone have the setlist?

They didn't, Eric.  Read my post, two above yours.  ;D


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Eric Aniversario on May 29, 2012, 02:16:44 AM
Oh wow, I got all excited!  If I had witnessed that, I would have probably passed out and missed the encore!  :lol :lol :lol

I heard them rehearsing Isn't It Time at the Chula Vista soundcheck.  They were definitely not ready yet, but it was fun to listen.  Cool to see that it didn't take much more rehearsal for it to make its debut in the setlist!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Phoenix on May 29, 2012, 02:21:38 AM
Oh wow, I got all excited!  If I had witnessed that, I would have probably passed out and missed the encore!  :lol :lol :lol

I know what you mean.  Totally.  I echo everything you said about that one.  :)


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Eric Aniversario on May 29, 2012, 02:28:35 AM
Nothing new from the set except tonight's DEBUT of "It's About Time"....and it was AMAZING.  



I love the fact that they added another new song.  Really.  But jeez, Justin.  Imagining "Brian coming in with the opening verse" of "It's About Time" at a 2012 Beach Boys concert is enough to give a guy a heart attack.    8)  


 :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol  Yeah just imagining it made me so excited I wasn't thinking clearly!  Didn't read the rest of the post and went straight to facebook and posted about it!  To actually go to a show and hear it, not expecting it...WOW...I'm not sure what would become of me after that.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: malpakoza on May 29, 2012, 07:00:13 AM
My video of Isn't it Time!!! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/22BfgklWDm4


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Stegibo on May 29, 2012, 07:12:18 AM
That's fantastic! Thanks very much for the video!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: STE on May 29, 2012, 07:13:31 AM


Great job capturing that!!
First time I hear it and I love it!



Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Shady on May 29, 2012, 07:14:54 AM
My video of Isn't it Time!!! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/22BfgklWDm4


WOW

How great does Brian sound, and Al..

Fabulous stuff


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: GoofyJeff on May 29, 2012, 07:27:23 AM
Thanks so much for the video!  Sounds great. 

Now to wait for the album to come out so I can put this song on repeat several times. Very catchy.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Ziggy Stardust on May 29, 2012, 07:27:35 AM
Wow, they played Isn't It Time ? cool!

I like the song live, i'm afraid i won't like the album version as much because of the cheesy production (as if the song wasn't cheesy enough), but it's a very cute and simple song! interesting to notice there's only one verse, heh.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: dumbangel76 on May 29, 2012, 07:28:12 AM
Wow, love that new song!! One more week!!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2012, 07:35:24 AM
Wow, they played Isn't It Time ? cool!

I like the song live, i'm afraid i won't like the album version as much because of the cheesy production (as if the song wasn't cheesy enough), but it's a very cute and simple song! interesting to notice there's only one verse, heh.

Album and live sound pretty much identical to me. There are also two verses -- BW sings the first, Mike the second.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Ziggy Stardust on May 29, 2012, 07:42:37 AM
My bad, because it somehow sounds different with Mike Love i thought it was a transition part or little bridge, funny.

As for the live sound being the same as the album with the whole production.. well then, i just don't know what to say to that? i don't see how it could in anyway sound the same..


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Lowbacca on May 29, 2012, 07:46:22 AM
My video of Isn't it Time!!! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/22BfgklWDm4


WOW

How great does Brian sound, and Al..

Fabulous stuff
WOW! Made my day.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 08:29:39 AM
Sorry everybody...wrote the above post at 1am and the whole day I was training myself to NOT confuse it with my other favorite "It's About Time" from Sunflower.  Go figure I go ahead and make the very mistake I was hoping I wasn't going to do :-\  Issue fixed.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: AndrewHickey on May 29, 2012, 08:53:11 AM
My video of Isn't it Time!!! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/22BfgklWDm4


Nice song. The first song I've heard from the new album that I've actually enjoyed (though the chorus for Shelter is very promising).


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2012, 09:39:46 AM
My bad, because it somehow sounds different with Mike Love i thought it was a transition part or little bridge, funny.

As for the live sound being the same as the album with the whole production.. well then, i just don't know what to say to that? i don't see how it could in anyway sound the same..

It's one of the least produced tracks on the album. Instrumentation, even vocal quality is nearly identical.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on May 29, 2012, 09:55:36 AM
My video of Isn't it Time!!! enjoy!

http://youtu.be/22BfgklWDm4




5th !!!!


 ;D :-D


Thanks for the video ! Hope they'll lay that song in Berlin !


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Stegibo on May 29, 2012, 10:41:16 AM
Unbelievable how young Bruce sounds... :D


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on May 29, 2012, 10:41:40 AM
Billy Hinsche posted this picture on facebook:

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/560140_467359629957002_100000489062734_1778035_437711675_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on May 29, 2012, 11:21:01 AM
From Al's facebook site. Soundcheck :

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Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Emdeeh on May 29, 2012, 11:21:49 AM
Thanks for the new song link -- it's so nice to hear the principals' voices more prominent in the mix!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 11:38:49 AM
They were using the screens much more last night, I noticed.  They've added a whole bunch of new footage throughout the show.  During TWGMTR, they used footage of the guys recording at Capitol from last year.  Some footage was familiar from the new "Do It Again" video but much of it was new...I recall a better shot of Mike giving Brian a backrub!  Vintage studio footage of Brian recording "Good Vibrations" played during GV. More old pictures of the band as kids during the "Be True To Your School" montage.  They realized how much potential could be used for the screen and it works pretty good.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: startBBtoday on May 29, 2012, 11:40:11 AM
Billy Hinsche posted this picture on facebook:

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/560140_467359629957002_100000489062734_1778035_437711675_n.jpg)

Nice to see Hinsche got some good seats...


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 11:42:23 AM
He did jump up onstage during the encores to play keyboards.  Bruce moved aside and stuck to vocals and Billy played his keyboard.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: startBBtoday on May 29, 2012, 11:45:51 AM
He did jump up onstage during the encores to play keyboards.  Bruce moved aside and stuck to vocals and Billy played his keyboard.

Surprised he could get down there in time.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: STE on May 29, 2012, 11:46:44 AM
He did jump up onstage during the encores to play keyboards.  Bruce moved aside and stuck to vocals and Billy played his keyboard.

That's cool!
Any photo of that?



Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 11:51:26 AM
No sadly...my memory card went full by that point to be able to snap anymore pictures...


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Lowbacca on May 29, 2012, 11:58:00 AM
They were using the screens much more last night, I noticed.  They've added a whole bunch of new footage throughout the show.  During TWGMTR, they used footage of the guys recording at Capitol from last year.  Some footage was familiar from the new "Do It Again" video but much of it was new...I recall a better shot of Mike giving Brian a backrub!  Vintage studio footage of Brian recording "Good Vibrations" played during GV. More old pictures of the band as kids during the "Be True To Your School" montage.  They realized how much potential could be used for the screen and it works pretty good.
That's good to hear. For the German gigs I want previously unreleased footage of the "Ganz Allein" sessions.  :)


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: the professor on May 29, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
Thanks to Justin for such a great report and to malpakozo for posting the video.

Here are some of the Professor's notes:

I agree, as you can hear, that this song, "Isn't it Time,"  is great--catchy and mellow and not frivolous; it carries with it an urgency that fits nicely in the albums larger narrative of memory, desire, and loss.

But in general Jeff has been a prince in the shows,reverent,supportive and professional.

Bruce was a big star last night despite not singing Disney Girls; he sang like a monster on the new song and throughout the night.

Dave gets the award for:  most audible musical parts by any BB on an instrument; (and therefore also) most authoritative, "signature" musical parts from the records. He also learned parts for songs like Sail on Sailor, so he has dome some homework to play parts from the post Marks era--in honor or Carl, in part.  In short, Dave was the star for me. Hi microphone was out at the start of Hawaii, but they quickly turned it on. His guitar was out of tune on SOS, but he got a replacement mid song in time to play some tasty fills. the audience gasped in awe at some of the solos--409, I think or FFF--one of them, when the spotlight hit him, made us all gasp.

ASMTYD was a tight highlight;, though it sneaks up on you suddenly right after intermission--all of the sudden, you turn to the stage and see the BB in that historical space around the piano with Brian singing ; this was a great piece of staging and performance art.

Brian sang a few bits of Carl's part on Kokomo and sang all his featured parts majestically. he did not move through the changes on FFF, I don't think,  and was pretty ready to put the bass down toward the end.  Despite having my binoculars glued on the moment, I do not recall B and M raising their hands at the end, as Justin said, though I do recall the dramatic moment of the BB taking their bow alone, in front of the band, which was stirring.

WDFFIL was a major smash; despite being a cover, the arrangement and sound blew the crowd away.

I am 50 and was the youngest person among the 4500 fans (sort of).

GV was a major hit, as the sun went down and lights came on.

During the show, you could see the ocean--very touching and appropriate; I think only a few shows can boast of that view.

The show was not nostalgic; its magic was immediate, and its spiritual and artistic power was clear and authoritative in the here and now; this was not a TJ Lubitski PBS "remember when" show. People are not just memories and nostalgia but, as Carl had said, spirit.  The BB show, musically but also in the humanity of the men together, bound by purpose and love, touched our spirit.

Happy to say I saw it with my cousin, who studied with the Maharishi, and very much appreciated "All this is That."



Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: southbay on May 29, 2012, 12:48:45 PM
Was anything dropped from the setlist for Isn't It Time?


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: NHC on May 29, 2012, 01:08:35 PM
Great photos. Nice to see Brian was feeling so good and smiling so much.  He wasn't moving around too well in Las Vegas, like his body was aching and tired.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 01:37:00 PM
Nice review professor!  I did forget about "Disney Girls"...would've been great to hear it...the acoustics were really great last night.

Being up front, I noticed just how energized Mike is on this tour.  He sang "Shut Down" with such intensity--I've never seen him perform that way ever.  He was hitting those vocals with power and aggression.  It was very cool to see that.  I'd have to give last night to Mike because he was totally on throughout the night.  He was dancing around more....doing a few more moves than usual...he was completely in the moment. 


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 02:37:51 PM
Oh and I saw Brian actually doing the falsetto part at the end of "Fun Fun Fun."  I've never seen him try to do that part but he was doubling with Jeff who usually does it.  Good to see him really getting into it and trying it.

Is it just me or is this the happiest Brian's been on stage since probably his first tour with the Wondermints?  As successful as all those tours all became, I think in a way, Brian's been waiting for the day to be reunited with his old band.  It almost seems now like all those tours in the 90's and 00's were just rehearsals to get him prepared for the Reunion shows that were going to happen one day....


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2012, 02:44:36 PM
Oh and I saw Brian actually doing the falsetto part at the end of "Fun Fun Fun."  I've never seen him try to do that part but he was doubling with Jeff who usually does it.  Good to see him really getting into it and trying it.

Is it just me or is this the happiest Brian's been on stage since probably his first tour with the Wondermints?  As successful as all those tours all became, I think in a way, Brian's been waiting for the day to be reunited with his old band.  It almost seems now like all those tours in the 90's and 00's were just rehearsals to get him prepared for the Reunion shows that were going to happen one day....

I think that's a pretty big overstatement.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 02:50:56 PM
Sure is.

I'm exaggerating of course since there were some major achievements in Brian's live career (such as the Pet Sounds and SMilE tours) that were so big that it would be scandulous to belittle them as "preparations" for a reunion tour that was never guaranteed back in 2005.

The point is, Brian seems more and more comfortable in his new/old group today.  He's seemed to have been coasting a bit since after Lucky Old Sun so it's good to see him engaged in his live performances.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Wirestone on May 29, 2012, 03:16:27 PM
Sure is.

I'm exaggerating of course since there were some major achievements in Brian's live career (such as the Pet Sounds and SMilE tours) that were so big that it would be scandulous to belittle them as "preparations" for a reunion tour that was never guaranteed back in 2005.

The point is, Brian seems more and more comfortable in his new/old group today.  He's seemed to have been coasting a bit since after Lucky Old Sun so it's good to see him engaged in his live performances.

Not sure what you mean by coasting. His best live shows -- ever -- were the fall '09 U.S. tour. It was under reported, and not booted very well, but those shows were astonishing, and the best he's done as a solo act.

That being said, I don't want to argue for the sake of arguing. After a bit of a rocky start, he seems to have really found a groove with the group. Which is great.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Shark on May 29, 2012, 06:46:37 PM
Bruce has been doing the falsetto at the end of Fun, Fun, Fun not Jeff. Unless for the recent shows, Jeff has been doing it since Bruce seems to be having some voice issues. But at the early shows Bruce has been singing that part spot on.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: ohthosegirls on May 29, 2012, 07:29:53 PM
A lesson from tonight's show:  Brian doesn't like the beach balls bouncing around!

Brian spoke up in between songs and said "Could you stop bouncing the beach balls?  Stop bouncing the beach balls please...."  

I knew I wasn't the only one!  :lol


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 29, 2012, 07:42:40 PM
Another video of 'Isn't It Time' though incomplete.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHEXAKh6D00

Brian gets into the song towards the end of the clip too!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: southbay on May 29, 2012, 07:54:49 PM
so, again, was anything dropped from the for Isn't it Time?


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 07:56:46 PM
"Disney Girls" wasn't played...not sure if it was because of "Isn't It Time" or because Bruce's voice.....


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Pretty Funky on May 29, 2012, 08:40:30 PM
To me his voice seemed strong on ASM but whether he could hit the high notes is another question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yucib2kziUc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 29, 2012, 11:33:50 PM
Sure is.

I'm exaggerating of course since there were some major achievements in Brian's live career (such as the Pet Sounds and SMilE tours) that were so big that it would be scandulous to belittle them as "preparations" for a reunion tour that was never guaranteed back in 2005.

The point is, Brian seems more and more comfortable in his new/old group today.  He's seemed to have been coasting a bit since after Lucky Old Sun so it's good to see him engaged in his live performances.

Not sure what you mean by coasting. His best live shows -- ever -- were the fall '09 U.S. tour. It was under reported, and not booted very well, but those shows were astonishing, and the best he's done as a solo act.

That being said, I don't want to argue for the sake of arguing. After a bit of a rocky start, he seems to have really found a groove with the group. Which is great.

The Gershwin shows a year later were alright and this is when I noticed the dip in quality.  He did great on the Gershwin songs but seemed to coast through the rest of the greatest hits with very little sparks.

But anyway, like you said....it's great that he's finding his footing on this current tour with his old bandmates.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: STE on May 30, 2012, 03:39:36 AM
No sadly...my memory card went full by that point to be able to snap anymore pictures...

Found some (FB):

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/522235_3634206768667_1079114024_3211395_684094642_n.jpg)
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/149467_3634210248754_1079114024_3211406_982710272_n.jpg)
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Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: runnersdialzero on May 30, 2012, 03:51:33 AM

ASMTYD
WDFFIL

Took me several minutes to "get" what these stood for. :'(


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Emdeeh on May 30, 2012, 09:26:19 AM
Billy playing onstage with the guys -- excellent!



Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 30, 2012, 10:22:02 AM
Nice ones, STE...thanks!



Another thing I remembered from the other night is that during "Surfer Girl" none of the backing musicians sang vocals...leaving all the harmonies to the five principles.  I thought that was a nice touch, letting them have that song just by themselves with no help.  Points for that.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Heysaboda on May 30, 2012, 11:18:55 AM
Could someone post the set list for Santa Barbara, or direct me to it?

Thanks Justin and everyone for all these very cool updates!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on May 30, 2012, 12:13:13 PM
Well, not a setlist but a nice review.

http://www.independent.com/news/2012/may/29/beach-boys-santa-barbara-bowl/ (http://www.independent.com/news/2012/may/29/beach-boys-santa-barbara-bowl/)

(http://media.independent.com/img/croppedphotos/2012/05/29/Beach-Boys-1-Web_t479.jpg?6626f76dcd72edc2e28f46812c7026450162bdb2)

(http://media.independent.com/img/photos/2012/05/29/Beach-Boys-2-Web.jpg)

(http://media.independent.com/img/photos/2012/05/29/Beach-Boys-3-Web.jpg)



Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 30, 2012, 12:46:52 PM
Could someone post the set list for Santa Barbara, or direct me to it?

Thanks Justin and everyone for all these very cool updates!!!!!!!

My pleasure!  I wish I had a setlist to post...was really close to getting Scott Totten's copy of that night's set but the woman next to me snagged it--even though she already got a copy of the first half set earlier that night.  Siiiigh.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: DJole on May 30, 2012, 12:53:18 PM
Setlist:

First Set

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 (The Crystals cover)
Kiss Me, Baby
Isn't It Time
Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers cover)
When I Grow Up (to Be a Man)
Cotton Fields (Lead Belly cover)
It's OK
Be True to Your School
Ballad of Ole' Betsy
Don't Worry Baby
Little Deuce Coupe
409
Shut Down
I Get Around


Second Set

Add Some Music to Your Day
California Dreamin' (The Mamas & the Papas cover)
Sloop John B
Wouldn't It Be Nice
I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Sail on, Sailor
Heroes and Villains
In My Room
All This Is That
That's Why God Made the Radio
Forever (Dennis Wilson vocals through video footage)
God Only Knows (Carl Wilson vocals through video footage)
Good Vibrations
California Girls
Dance, Dance, Dance
Help Me, Rhonda
Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry cover)
Do You Wanna Dance? (Bobby Freeman cover)
Surfin' USA


Encore:

Kokomo
Barbara Ann (The Regents cover)
Fun, Fun, Fun


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on May 30, 2012, 01:04:49 PM
I think they should split the tributes to Dennis and Carl. If they are done back to back it gives it such a rushed feel imo


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Justin on May 30, 2012, 01:09:05 PM
I'm actually just a little bothered by how the tributes are still being introduced.  Mike does an okay job prepping the audience for them but I think there is a lot of room for these tributes to be a major surprise for the audience.  "Ladies and gentleman, we have a very special surprise for you tonight.  This next song was one that was written by my cousin Dennis Wilson.  And we have someone very special to sing it for you tonight..."  Music rolls...Dennis comes on the screen and the crowd erupts.  Just a slightly more dramatic delivery, I think could really spruce up those special moments.


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Eric Aniversario on May 30, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
With the addition of Isn't It Time (and without dropping anything else), this 46-song setlist is the longest yet!


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Heysaboda on May 31, 2012, 02:10:18 PM
A lesson from tonight's show:  Brian doesn't like the beach balls bouncing around!

Brian spoke up in between songs and said "Could you stop bouncing the beach balls?  Stop bouncing the beach balls please...."


LOL!

Brian is a complete riot!!!

 ;D


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on June 03, 2012, 06:18:46 AM
Al was tagged on facebook in these pictures:


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Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Lowbacca on June 03, 2012, 06:21:40 AM
Al was tagged on facebook in these pictures:

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/551068_10150886457763541_542683540_10065422_1429112504_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208923_10150886412148541_388538937_n.jpg)
That is so cool....


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Rocker on June 03, 2012, 02:51:07 PM
Marcella/This whole world/Then I kised her


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpcVhlNRt8o&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpcVhlNRt8o&feature=related)


Title: Re: Show 22: Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA 5/28/12
Post by: Ron on June 03, 2012, 09:21:33 PM
I feel so bad for Al in "Add Some Music".  He screwed up, TWICE, standing 4 feet from Brian, who seemed to catch it, BOTH times. 

First he forgets the "Music.... when you're alone!" part and comes in late.  Brian stares at him, and just keeps staring at him, LOL. 

Then, in that really strange part where it goes "At a movie.... you can feel it, touching your heart!" I always thought it very strange that for whatever reason, Brian wrote it so that they don't do the "Dum Dum Dum.... dum dee dooo" part in the background the way they usually do, they wait an extra measure or so to do it, while Al's doing the "And On Every Day! Of the Summer Time!" 

Well, he starts the "Dum Dum Dum... ".... then apparently realizes he's the only one singing, PLUS that he has to sing the lead in a couple beats... so he switches over and hits his lead mark, and the other guys do their background vocals on mark.  Brian kind of looks at the audience and smirks a smile.