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Sep 25 2012
at 3:41 AM
I applied for tickets for this initimate Beach Boys special gig for BBC radio 2 at London’s Mermaid Theatre. Only 200 Tickets were available by ballot a few weeks back - i applied but didn’t get one. I decided that I would go to the theatre anyway and try to get my Pet Sounds Sessions box signed by the Boys. Security was tight and it seemed highly unlikely. About 15 minutes before showtime a very nice lady came out and asked if I had a ticket...NO. "Would you like to see the show?" YESSSSSSS please!!!!! Found myself an empty seat in the small crowd of around 400 people just as the show started promptly at 6. The show ran for some 80 minutes and the band played most of their greatest hits as well as a couple of songs from the new cd. They were in great form - the sound throught was very good and the harmonies were as warm & luscious as ever. It was a privelege to have been among the first to welcome the reunited Beach Boys back to the UK. And I even got my boxset signed by Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston & Mike Love... what a night!!! The radio broadcast will be available on BBC iplayer for the next 7 days.
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