From Madras to Manila

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Live in Manila! Two Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are coming to Manila!
To sing some of their greatest hits!!!

What could be better than having one of the greatest bands of all time come touring to your city?

[Note 1: this is not a rhetorical question, meaning you are supposed to answer it]
[Note 2: if you don't know who the Beach Boys are then please read this carefully before answering]

The answer is - having all the original members of the band present and voting at the occassion.

A Pair of Beach Boys

I didn't know till today that the Beach Boys have been dwindling in number over the years due to one reason or another (untimely death, disease, power struggles and other ailments that so far were restricted to third-world nations) and those that survive seem to be touring all over the world as part of separate shows.

It must be a logistical nightmare for tour organizers, kind of like scheduling trains on the London Underground or something. Imagine the mess they could get into:

"Ladies and gentlemen, those were the Beach Boys with their evergreen hit - Good Vibrations!
And now we have another special band with us here tonight. Put your hands together for the ONE, the ONLY, BEACH... err, um... boys?"

They probably use special software.

Anyway, the nub of it is that we will have two-fifths of the original band, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, here in Manila along with a motley collection of supporting (no, not literally, even though Mike and Bruce are getting on in years) musicians on October 7th.

For all you die-hard fans who've somehow missed the hundreds of ad spots on TV, tickets are available at SM and priced in whole-number multiples of your monthly salary.

See you at the show!
Or not.


  • Clearly this seems to be a better way of knowing what you guys are upto!

    Next will be keen to hear of thy adventures of the gastronomic kind...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:17 PM  

  • Boys yet ...
    Last i saw them was on a special episode of Home Improvement, good enough for me.

    By Blogger Sumit, at 12:17 AM  

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