My very first rock concert was The Beach Boys at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) when I was in my early teens (this was around 1972, for those of you who are trying to do the math.) I attended a program for inner city kids at Vincent House (one of the local community centers), where I met Maureen, a college student from LeMoyne who volunteered there. She invited a friend and I to travel home with her to Albany for the night. It was exciting to travel overnight with someone not in my family but the thing I remember most about the trip was the slightly nauseous feeling I had that night after leaving the concert. Now I know it was from all the pot smoking.
The next time I paid any attention to the Beach Boys, other than singing to their songs on top 40 radio, was when they guest starred on Full House in the 80’s. Who didn’t love the TGIF lineup? I really doesn’t matter how implausible the plot was, it was just good fun to see the guys joke with the Tanner clan (and watching them ‘act’ was pretty funny.) Here are the Tanners singing with the Beach Boys at a concert: