It’s Labor Day Weekend

Spirit of ’68 Music & Food Festival
Art Bar: Sunday, Aug. 31

And that means I’ll be at Art Bar Sunday for the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival.  We attended this last year and it was one of my favorite concerts of the year.  The best part about it is that I get to see my cousin rock out The Who again.  Last year I’m pretty sure he got injured on stage during “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”  Don’t quote me on that though, but I’m pretty sure there was blood.  Well this year I hear that Bentz Kirby is going to be doing windmills on the guitar and put the whammy bar straight into his hand just like Pete Townshend did years ago.  It is also rumored  that the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand  because The Who cover band this year will try to break The real Who’s record for the loudest concert ever.

The Who concert at Charlton Athletic Football Ground, London, on 31 May 1976 that was listed in the Guinness Book of Records, where the volume level was measured at 126 decibels 32 metres from the stage.

Bring your earplugs.  And be ready whoever is running sound at Art Bar.  Their amps will be on 11.

What else am I looking forward to?  Any and everything Beach Boys.  I’m sad that The Explorers Club won’t be on hand to cover some Beach Boys songs, but I am looking forward to hearing “God Only Knows” and I really would love to hear “You Still Believe In Me.”  Anything off of Pet Sounds would be awesome.

Free Times wrote a great article about The Pop Festival so go check it out. There are loads of talented artists playing and it is an all day event.  I can’t wait.

One comment

  1. Well, I am playing Roger Daltrey, so I have no intentions on spearing my hand on the Whammy bar, but I have asked Josh McGill if he will be willing to sacrifice his palm for the sake of a song and show. We won’t be breaking that sonic record, but I’ll be wearing ear plugs myself! Doors at 4, Canned Heat at 4:30. Let’s rock!


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