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Jilly C from New York, New York
GREAT IN PARTS
Was so looking forward to seeing the genius who is Brian Wilson coupled with the Zombies. Colin Blunstone’s voice is still amazing and the band were on great form but the sound mix was so off, bass heavy and so unbalanced. It was heartbreaking to see Brian shuffling on stage and not really being up to the singing forgetting the words and looking vacant. The band had his back of course but it was so sad. Very difficult as us fans would have been so sad if the show had been cancelled but should it have happened? Thank goodness for Darian Sahanaja, Al Jardine and his son and the rest could have done without the guest guitarist though since when was ‘Sail on Sailor’ a rock anthem?
Keith Dyar from Indianapolis, Indiana
WATCHING A LIVING LEGEND LIVE
I purchased a VIP package to watch Brian perform live, & for a meet & greet before the show. For a professional he did perform at the best of his ability, and agree to take photos with his fans. Although you can tell that he was in some discomfort due to his back surgery and the busy touring schedule, he smiled for photos and performed on cue. The Palladium is a beautiful facility and the staff couldn’t have been any nicer. I’m proud that Brian has been a continuous touring musician for the last 20 years. And I would be thrilled to see Brian again in concert. Although at 76 years old it may be beneficial he slow down just a little bit.
Kate from Westlake, Ohio
Brian had to cancel 12 concerts due to ill health. His Blossom concert was his second since those cancellations. The show must go on, so they say. He had contracts to honor, and I'm sure his bandmates are depending on these concerts for their livelihoods. But he was clearly struggling, forgetting words, barely getting them out. He was clearly not ready to be on stage. But he is a giant legend of 60s rock. His band did their best to support him. Once "Pet Sounds" was over, they did their old favorites from their beach days and the crowd had a good time. But Brian was hurting, and it was so evident. He has been there for us for so many years--"In My Room," "Good Vibrations," "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" At Blossom, we paid tribute to him.
Mike from Cuyahoga Falls (Blossom Music Center)
STOP TOURING. JUST COME OUT AND WAVE
He may be a musical genius, but I would rather see him go out on top. The piano is set up with him looking at the crowd. He started off and we instantly began to question whether he was playing the keyboards or just propped up. When he sang we all looked at each other and wondered if he had a stroke. My buddy said it was like he just got a bunch of Novocain and his mouth was numb. The rest of the band and singing was great, but don't go to hear Brian.
Becky Wilson from Dayton, Ohio
I was so looking forward to seeing one of my favorites of all time. So sad to see him just sitting at the piano. Very little singing or playing. Kind of just seemed propped up there. He didn't speak to the audience. Seemed like a tribute band, with him there. Time to retire, blessings to you My Friend ❤️
George from Northford, Connecticut
BRAIN WILSON STOP TOURING!
Went to the Oakdale last night and left after 4 songs and $300 dollars out the window. He sits in front of a fake piano and bearly sings a song. I haven’t been ripped off like that ever. If you think it good, you didn’t have very close seats to see what I witnessed. They are treating his body like a prop and calling it a Brian Wilson concert. Brian, you did great things once. This isn’t how you want you success to end. Stay home great one.
Ron from Kansas City, Missouri
My wife and I were also at the concert in Kansas City’s Kaufmann and agree with the other review. They helped him on stage, placed him at a piano and he basically sat there the whole time. It was sad to see. They also basically kept the lighting off of him and basically the band sang around or over him. A couple of years ago we went to the other Beach Boys group and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the price of the tickets this concert was a sham. Other venues should think twice about scheduling this .
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