Sunday, September 24, 2017

Brian Wilson Pet Sounds at the Radio City Music Hall

Several months ago I bought tickets in the third balcony of the Radio City Music Hall.  After I climbed the steps to the top level I was greeted by a pleasant surprise as we were offered a free upgrade to the orchestra.  Apparently, the show was not sold out so they moved people down.  Our seats were in the 15th row on the left side.

Of course, Brian Wilson was there and was joined by original Beach Boy Al Jardine with his son Matthew.  The 10 or so backup musicians were absolutely terrific.  In the first set, the group played many of the Beach Boy hits from the 60s.  After the intermission, the group played the songs from the Pet Sounds album in sequence.  God Only Knows got the biggest reaction from the audience who were mostly old farts like me.  Likely these people grew up with the Beach Boys in the 1960s.

The encore set was more 1960s hits including Help Me Rhonda and I Get Around.

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