Thursday, November 4, 2010

13th ANNUAL BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT - Mountain View, CA 1999

Hey all. To make up for (yet another) long delay in posting, I'm favoring you with a complete recording one of the best concert experiences of my life, and to my ears one of the best Bridge School Benefit Concerts ever.

As a matter of special interest, the second show is the only Bridge School concert that's ever taken place on Halloween night; yes, costumes were worn by the artists, with Sheryl Crow looking especially cute in a pink tutu and halo.

But more importantly, these shows marked the return of the great Brian Wilson -- no, not the beardy Giants pitcher, although I gather he has a few fans in the Bay Area as well -- to live performing after almost 35 years of god-only-knows-what. Who knew that these concerts would be remembered as just the beginning of an incredibly fertile period of almost nonstop touring, recording, and award-collecting that has lasted to this day? (Listen especially closely to the joyous "Surfin' U.S.A.," which featured backup vocals by Neil Young, Roger Daltrey, Eddie Vedder and Sheryl Crow. Not too bad.)

Due to family obligations I missed this year's Buffalo Springfield-powered blowout; better luck next year for the 25th anniversary. In 1999, however, I was still relatively young and carefree. I went to both shows and I will never forget them.

13th ANNUAL BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT
Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA - October 30 and 31, 1999
(SBD @320 kbps -- 6 CDs in one link)
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Big big big thanks to So Many Roads.

6 comments:

g said...

i don't remember

Heli0tr0pe said...

'course you don't, oatmeal brain -- you was ripped on a pound o' shrooms, 16 joints, 3 vials o' racing fuel and a gallon o' CMC juice!

speedymjb said...

Glad tou enjoyed this so much that you re-posted it here!

Speedy from So Many Roads

Heli0tr0pe said...

Cheers man -- much obliviated!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the alien chick have some strange toes? Thanks, Timmy

Heli0tr0pe said...

Of course -- she is an alien after all. But the rest of her ain't too hard on the eyes, no?

Cheers, whoever you are!

TSM