Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What A Concert! Also named "My Type Of People."

This past Saturday I attended perhaps the best concert ever.  It was timed perfectly.  It was Memorial Day weekend AND Sirius radio was playing their music constantly!  You may ask yourself "how did I get here..."  No wait, that's something entirely different.  What you are most likely asking yourself is "what band is he talking about?"  The band is The Accordion Kings!

Actually I don't know if there is a band named that but if there is, I'm free to manage it, but it won't be free to manage.  The band was named the Beach Boys and it was there 50th Anniversary Tour!!  I have never written a review of a concert and I'm not about to now - other than to say it was KICKAWESOME!!!  40+ songs and it lasted at least 2 1/2 hours!  You might be doing the math about how long the songs were, but back in the 60's most songs were 2 and a half minutes.

I have seen the Beach Boys many times, but this was the first with Brian Wilson, which made it all the more special.  Now I guess I should have known what the audience would be since it's the 50th Anniversary of them getting together, but I can also be very "not-fast of mind."  So,  I was surprised that most of the audience were over 60 and practically all the men had Hawaiian shirts on!  (Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

Maybe it's just the place we saw them at - a casino in Palm Springs.  But as we were in the buffet line (ok, hold you're wise cracks) I complemented every guy I saw that had on Hawaiian shirt and asked them if they were going to the concert.  Every one of them said they were.  If I had that type of success rate, I should have gone to a casino!  Oh wait...

So what I am trying to say is that the concert was stupendous and people over 60 years old and wearing Hawaiian shirts are my type of people!!  I fit in better with that crowd than I do people my own age!  All that I am missing is the gray hair!  Uh-oh, I see one coming in...

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

Michael, you crack me up! That sounds like a concert I'd like to attend, I'm 49 and would probably fit right in too.

Love your blogs! Keep blogging!

Michael C said...

Thanks!!!!

silverthoughts2 said...

Pet Sounds is one of my favorite albums. Would love to see The Beach Boys (with Brian Wilson!) in concert...legendary.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i saw them a few years back in georgia but there was only one "beach boy" mike love. they were good still though! love that sound.

btw, just found you again. sorry i lost you!

smiles, bee

mya said...

The new Album comes out in a month and i think it will do so much better than their last effort, Summer in Paradise.They are on tour at the moment in the USA and tickets are cheap .. They sound really really good for a band where all the members are around 70 years old.

meleah rebeccah said...

ZOMFG!! I am soooo jealous! This really IS "KICKAWESOME!"