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Beach Boys Concert--August 7, 2003

Bethlehem, PA
August 7, 2003

"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)" made its live debut (other than a one-off TV performance in 1965) thirty-eight years after it was released during the summer of 2003. According to band member Scott Totten, this was the second performance of the song, the first was two days prior at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, CT. John Stamos was present for this show.

The contributor writes: "Due to a rainstorm that started, Mike made the decision to go right into Summertime Blues without any break for an encore. Stamos played drums on 9-14 and 20-24 and percussion on God Only Knows and Kokomo. He got a lot of screams from the audience everytime he was shown on the big screen."

"Do It Again" is performed a lot later in the setlist than usual. "Surfin' Safari" becomes part of a different surf medley with "Catch A Wave" and "Hawaii", and "Barbara Ann" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" are back together again. "All Summer Long" makes it back as well.

A final note: it seems that the band was beginning to make a habit of skipping the encore build-up and just heading straight into it around this time. This happened during several concerts around this time.

Beach Boys present:

Mike Love
Bruce Johnston

Backup band:

Chris Farmer
Tim Bonhomme
Mike Kowalski
Adrian Baker
John Cowsill
John Stamos
Scott Totten

SETLIST

1. California Girls
2. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
3. Surfin' Safari
4. Catch A Wave
5. Hawaii
6. Dance, Dance, Dance
7. Do You Wanna Dance?
8. Little Honda
9. Surfer Girl
10. Don't Worry Baby
11. Do It Again
12. Be True To Your School
13. Then I Kissed Her
14. Darlin'
15. Duke Of Earl
16. Come Go With Me
17. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
18. In My Room
19. Rock And Roll Music
20. Little Deuce Coupe
21. 409
22. Shut Down
23. I Get Around
24. California Dreaming
25. God Only Knows
26. Good Vibrations
27. Kokomo
28. Help Me Rhonda
29. Sloop John B
30. Woudn't It Be Nice
31. All Summer Long
32. Barbara Ann
33. Fun, Fun, Fun
34. Summertime Blues
35. Surfin' USA

Contributed by: Tom Gable


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