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Author Topic: Show 16: May 19 2012 — Atlantic City, NJ (The Borgata Hotel Casino)  (Read 17714 times)
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2012, 05:38:22 PM »

drbeachboy, so lucky!! I didn't get to most of the band minus Nelson. Bummer VIP package didn't come with meeting them included!
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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2012, 06:47:44 PM »

Sorry for posting so late, but I didn't get home until 1:00am and I was too tired to post. What a great show! Jeff introduced the band as The Original Beach Boys. I was surprised that David sang lead on Hawaii. He did a nice job on it, and also got to show off his surf guitar licks straight off, because as soon as DIA was finishEd, they went right into a series of surf songs. Brian missed a cues, but did a pretty amazing job on his lead vocals. Jeff doubled him on a couple songs, but you could barely hear him, and only did so when Brian missed his cues. Mike sounded great. Held his notes well and don't remember hearing any bum notes. Al was top notch on all his leads. He really has the strongest voice. The real standouts for him was Then I Kissed Her and Cottonfields. I am not sure how how they did it, but you could hear steel pedal, but I didn't see one. The sucker rocked! People love those car songs. Everyone was on their feet on the entire 4 song car set before intermission.

After intermission, while trying to buy a shirt, I wound up missing most of the sing around the piano of Add Some Music. I got back in about half way through and it was a nice sight to see the guys sing like that. The tribute for Dennis went over respectfully and Mike spoke of him thoughtfully. The live footage is from the show Good Vibrations From Central Park, along with other pics. I was pleasantly surprised by the audience reaction at the end of Carl's tribute. Everyone was clapping at the end, the typical type applause thing. Then, all of a sudden, everyone started clapping again, then everyone stood up and kept it going for over a minute. Mike tried to get on to the next song, but the clapping continued and he just stopped, smiled, and let it continue. It brought a tear to my eye experiencing it. Mike introduced TWGMTR saying that the song is doing well on the charts just about everywhere but here in the U.S. I'd say they have this one down pretty good now. Brian sounded terrific on this, and probably his best vocal of the evening. Al sounded strong on his parts, as well.

On All This That, Jeff nailed the Jai Geru Dev ending. Surely his best vocal of evening. Also, I have mention that John Cowsill is a crazy man behind the kit. Man, is he a powerful drummer. That power is very Dennis like. He and Nelson have a good rapport playing together. I found myself watching them many times throughout the show. Mikey even played drums on two songs in the first set.
Great show all around. Most folks leaving the venue were just blown away by what they had just seen. They were about as good as I have ever seen seem, which is remarkable for their ages. I am duly impressed.

Lastly, before the show I saw Scott and Darian walking together in the casino area and shook hands and wished them well for the show. They were looking to get something to eat, so I didn't take up their time, as they didn't have a lot time left before Showtime. I also saw Nicky roaming around outside the venue, but I think he was looking to get something to eat, as well. I hate bothering them, because I know they have little time to themselves.


Ditto on your post.  And you are so right about John Cowsill.  Saw them in PA on the 11th.  I've seen them all in varying configurations over the years and this blew me away like the shows when Carl returned in the early 80's.   THAT GOOD.
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012, 07:27:05 PM »

Very cool about Cal. Saga. Would prefer to hear Al sing the whole thing but it should be in there. Based on that, seems like Mike  is calling the shots on the setlist.
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2012, 11:57:12 PM »

Heroes and Villains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdhJ-1bD_k

Still not able to grasp all this in its entirety...
Was that harmony part at the end pre-recorded? It didn't sound quite the same as the rest of the performance. it was pretty funny to see Brian spinning his seat from side to side during the song.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2012, 01:05:31 AM »

Very cool about Cal. Saga. Would prefer to hear Al sing the whole thing but it should be in there. Based on that, seems like Mike  is calling the shots on the setlist.
I'd prefer Mike to sing the whole thing. so maybe they're compromising to make everyone happy?
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« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2012, 01:09:36 AM »

Heroes and Villains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdhJ-1bD_k

Still not able to grasp all this in its entirety...


Amazing performance!! Best one I've heard so far in this tour.
Brian was really into it.


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« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2012, 09:36:14 AM »

IJWMFTT - fantastic !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slcyw6nHAmM&feature=channel&list=UL
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« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2012, 09:39:57 AM »

He sounded like that on IJWMFTT in Bethlehem too. He's really pushing himself to sing with emotion on that song - it shows.
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« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2012, 09:48:26 AM »

He sounded like that on IJWMFTT in Bethlehem too. He's really pushing himself to sing with emotion on that song - it shows.


I love it !


It looks like he had a good day.

Don't Worry Baby:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSyIKD7h8dc&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StFIa9wOQYM&feature=relmfu
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« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2012, 03:34:53 PM »

He was having a good day. I could tell even before the performance. He was even somewhat talkative for Brian standards backstage. He even stuck out his hand and introduced himself to me saying, "I'm Brian."  I didn't even know what to say other than, "It's an honor sir."
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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2012, 10:31:28 PM »

I noticed Brian taking a chance and reaching for the high note in Good Vibrations before backing down and letting Jeff take it. Good effort!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBbO3pGHGz0&feature=relmfu

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Source: http://www.nj.com/atlantic-city-entertainment/index.ssf/2012/05/beach_boys_50th_anniversary_to.html
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