{Out and About: The Beach Boys in Concert}

If this blog was my day job, I would’ve been fired a long time ago.  I have, for the most part, completely ignored it’s existence for the last couple of months largely due to my ACTUAL day job taking up a lot of my time.

But that’s it for excuses.  Time to try and make posting something that happens a little more regularly around here.  I’ve got a lot of things happening, and I really want to share more about what I’ve been doing the last couple of months to keep myself in shape (it’s always a journey).

However, today I want to tackle an item from my bucket list: See the Beach Boys in Concert!

Back in February, I was browsing around the internet, as one tends to do, and I discovered that the Beach Boys were playing at the restored Kings Theatre, just ten minutes from my house.  As the concert was only six days away, I didn’t think there would be any tickets available, but I gave it a shot – and I managed to get two amazing seats.

First off, seeing this sign was super exciting.  I have loved the Beach Boys since I was a little kid (thank you, Uncle Jesse and Full House):


Second, the Kings Theater is gorgeous – it was recently restored, and done beautifully. Walking around in the lobby feels like you’re in an episode of Downtown Abbey.  As I was waiting for my mom to arrive, I walked around, taking it all in:


The best part about all this is that this theater is literally walking distance from my house (although I drove there…).  I’m really looking forward to seeing more shows here.

The concert itself was also amazing – I got to hear every Beach Boys song I love, and a whole bunch that I had actually never heard of before.  Some were their more obscure pieces, and some were newly written ones that weren’t necessarily ever recorded by the Beach Boys.  My only disappointment was that John Stamos didn’t make a surprise cameo appearance.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a random Tuesday evening.


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