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Beach Boys Concert--April 17, 1997

Helsinki, Finland
April 17, 1997

Here's a link to a full review of this concert. According to the contributor, this was the only show in all of Europe for the whole year of 1997. Carl was absent due to illness. Opening act was Jormas, a band that also opened for the Beach Boys in Finland in 1967.

Notable is one of the first known inclusions of the "alternate" surf medley, which begins with "Surf City". This version of the surf medley would be used more extensively during the 1999-2000 tours.

Beach Boys present:

Mike Love
Bruce Johnston
Al Jardine

Backup band included:

Chris Farmer
Matthew Jardine

SETLIST

1. California Girls
2. Do It Again
3. Catch A Wave
4. Hawaii
5. Little Honda
6. Come Go With Me
7. Rock And Roll Music
8. Do You Wanna Dance
9. Surfer Girl
10. Little Deuce Coupe
11. 409
12. Shut Down
13. I Get Around
14. In My Room
15. Don't Worry Baby
16. California Dreaming
17. Summer In Paradise
18. Sloop John B
19. Wouldn't It Be Nice
20. Good Vibrations (Chris Farmer)
21. Kokomo
22. Help Me Rhonda
23. Barbara Ann
24. Fun Fun Fun

Encore:
25. Back In The USSR
26. Surf City
27. Surfin Safari
28. Surfin USA

Contributed by: Jukka Tapani Salo


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