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curt lambert

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Brian kicked off his Fall/Christmas tour last night in Bangor, Maine. A couple of videos popped on Facebook last night. Matt was not there. Rob Bonfiglio, Brian's son-in-law, was covering for him, playing guitar and singing the falsetto part. He sounds good on California Girls and I Get Around. Carnie had mentioned he was going out on tour with Brian. Anyone know if Matt will re-join for any part of this tour? I saw he and Al 2 weeks ago in a great Al Jardine Storyteller show in Pasadena, CA. Matt sang a very good Surf's Up, with Al playing upright bass on it. Very cool.
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I was fortunate enough to be at this show. Brian still looked very frail, I dn't know if the back surgery hasn't fully healed or there are other issues. There was no intermission or "encore: at the end of the show. They went right from Caroline No into the standard encore set,  so there were still the same songs for the most part. There was no band introduction. Again I think this was because of Brian's health.

Having said all that, it was great to hear them again. Bangor is a somewhat small but very friendly town. I'm surprised they picked the city for a show. It was a wonderful night indeed.
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I read both these posts prior to writing my post on the Richmond show. The underlying current in these posts I think mirrors what I said. Unfortunately, the shows really aren't great anymore. Last night for the first time ever, I saw people walking out in the middle of the Pet Sounds segment. After the show, my wife and I stopped for a drink at a bar right outside the venue. The bartender asked if we had been to the show. He said he had some folks stop in and tell him it wasn't very good. We had to explain about Brian and how he's not really a performer and that it's the music that makes the shows great. I feel so badly for Brian. This is not the way he should be remembered.
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I read both these posts prior to writing my post on the Richmond show. The underlying current in these posts I think mirrors what I said. Unfortunately, the shows really aren't great anymore. Last night for the first time ever, I saw people walking out in the middle of the Pet Sounds segment. After the show, my wife and I stopped for a drink at a bar right outside the venue. The bartender asked if we had been to the show. He said he had some folks stop in and tell him it wasn't very good. We had to explain about Brian and how he's not really a performer and that it's the music that makes the shows great. I feel so badly for Brian. This is not the way he should be remembered.

And I responded to your misunderstood concern on that thread.  Your post here is odd though. 

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Unfortunately, the shows really aren't great anymore.

Yet speaking of last night’s show in the other thread, you wrote “Yes the music is great. The band brings it alive..not just Pet sounds but all the songs. And Al …adds so much.”

Your concern that Brian should not be remembered this way seems to apply more to yourself than to others.  If this is not the way YOU wish to remember him, don’t go (or don’t look).  Like I posted in the other thread, Brian Wilson will decide when to stop.


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