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Brian Wilson Concert--September 5, 2008

Brian Wilson
Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA

September 5, 2008

Contributor Denise Stempien writes: "This was the US premier of That Lucky Old Sun. Brian was more animated at this show than I have seen in past shows. There were a few minor glitches. 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' was started in the wrong key and during the beginning of That Lucky Old Sun a piano wasn't tuned properly and there was no narration during, 'Room With A View'. That was OK--we got to hear 'That Lucky Old Sun' and 'Morning Beat' again. Some Bay Area musicians joined the group during That Lucky Old Sun to round out the string section. (Under the direction of Paul Mertens) In addition to the clips during the narratives, pictures of the Wilson brothers were shown during, 'Can't Wait Too Long' and a surfing montage was shown during, 'Surfin' USA'. And in true California form, there was a small earthquake during the intermission although I think I was the only one that felt it. Great show!!"

Main Vocalist:

Brian Wilson

Backup band included:

Jeffrey Foskett
Darian Sahanaja
Scott Bennett
Probyn Gregory
Nik Walusko
Taylor Mills
Paul Mertens
Nelson Bragg
Mike D'Amico
Brett Simons
Bay Area Musicians

SETLIST

1. California Girls
2. Then I Kissed Her
3. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
4. Catch A Wave
5. Dance, Dance, Dance
6. Surfer Girl
7. In My Room
8. All Summer Long
9. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)
10. Add Some Music To Your Day
11. Do You Wanna Dance
12. Sloop John B
13. Wouldn't It Be Nice
14. God Only Knows
15. Sail On Sailor
16. Do It Again
17. I Get Around
18. Good Vibrations

INTERMISSION

19. That Lucky Old Sun
20. Morning Beat
21. Room With A View (Narrative)
22. Good Kind Of Love
23. Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl
24. Venice Beach (Narrative)
25. Live Let Live/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
26. Mexican Girl
27. Cinco De Mayo (Narrative)
28. California Role/That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
29. Between Pictures (Narrative)
30. Oxygen To The Brain
31. Can't Wait Too Long
32. Midnight's Another Day
33. That Lucky Old Sun (Reprise)
34. Going Home
35. Southern California

ENCORE 1:

36. Johnny B. Goode
37. Help Me Rhonda
38. Barbara Ann
39. Surfin' USA
40. Fun, Fun, Fun

ENCORE 2:

41. Love and Mercy

Contributed by: Denise Stempien


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