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Beach Boys Concert--September 3, 1978

Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
September 3, 1978

C-Man writes: "An extra long show, especially considering the group had played another concert, in Miami, earlier that day. This was one of Bruce's first shows since returning to the band. Although at the time Bruce's return was being called "temporary", we all know how that went...Bruce had joined the guys in Miami, at Brian's request, to work on tracks for the 'L.A. (Light Album)' in-between dates of this southeast tour. Also accompanying the group were Jan & Dean, who performed a total of four songs with the Boys. Brian was in good voice and played bass most of the show. Dennis, unfortunately, was very drunk and abandoned his drum kit in favor of the frontstage mics for 'In My Room' (Carl commanded him back to the drums for the next song), and the last several songs (starting with 'Rock And Roll Music' and apparently continuing through the encore). Bobby Figueroa switched from percussion to drums to cover for Dennis. Members of the audience could be heard shouting things like 'Sober up!', 'You're plastered!', and 'I can smell the whiskey!'. At the beginning of the encore, Carli Munoz started playing the piano intro to 'You Are So Beautiful', but instead of singing that song right away, Dennis introduced Bruce, who came out and did 'I Write The Songs' (according to him, for the first time in front of an audience). Following that number, Carli and Dennis returned to do 'You Are So Beautiful', with Dennis jokingly thanking 'Texas' and 'Kansas' instead of Florida."

Beach Boys present:

Mike Love
Al Jardine
Brian Wilson
Dennis Wilson
Carl Wilson
Bruce Johnston

Backup band included:

Ed Carter
Charles Lloyd
Sterling Smith
Bobby Figueroa
Phil Shenale
Carly Munoz

SETLIST

1. CALIFORNIA GIRLS
2. SLOOP JOHN B.
3. DO IT AGAIN
4. LITTLE DEUCE COUPE
5. IN MY ROOM
6. BACK HOME
7. GOD ONLY KNOWS
8. DARLIN'
9. BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL
10. IT'S O.K.
11. PEGGY SUE
12. CATCH A WAVE
13. SURF CITY (with Jan & Dean)
14. DEAD MAN'S CURVE (with Jan & Dean)
15. THE LITTLE OLD LADY FROM PASADENA (with Jan & Dean)
16. ALMOST SUMMER
17. CRUISIN'
18. LADY LYNDA
19. EVERYONE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU
20. COUNTRY PIE
21. SURFER GIRL
22. HELP ME, RHONDA
23. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE
24. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC
25. I GET AROUND
26. SURFIN' U.S.A.

Encore:
27. I WRITE THE SONGS
28. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
29. GOOD VIBRATIONS
30. BARBARA ANN (with Jan & Dean)
31. FUN, FUN, FUN

Contributed by: C-Man


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