The English Beat at the Santa Monica Pier (Beach Party)
Aug 15, 2013 · 6:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
PLEASE READ/PRINT ALL DETAILS VERY CAREFULLY. BEACH BASE CAMP LOCATION CHANGED TO BETTER GATHERING, AUDIO & VISUAL LOCATION. NEW LOCATION: ON SAND MAIN SECTION LAST ROW NEXT TO WOODEN WALKING PATH(SOUTHEAST CORNER OF FIRST MAIN SECTION CLOSETS TO BIKE PATH. LOOK FOR BARBARA’S BEACH BASE CAMP MEET-UP LOS ANGELES FREE CONCERTS CARDBOARD SIGN ANCHORDED IN THE SAND STAKED OUT WITH WOOD BRANCHES & 2 RED HELIUM BALLOONS. A RED BALLOON TIED TO MY BELT LOOP. Join LA Free Concerts for another fantastic concert and beach party at the Santa Monica Pier featuring the 80's SKA music sensation: THE ENGLISH BEAT with front man Dave Wakeland. Opening act is SKA band Maxwell Smart & Troup. We will have a kickass Beach Party at member Barbara's Beach Base Camp before the concert. No pets. No smoking. 21 and over. LA Free Concerts is the "largest and friendliest music club in the world."
Hailing from working-class Birmingham, England, Dave Wakeling and The English Beat entered the music scene in the troubled times of 1979. When The English Beat rushed on to the music scene it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came they came, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat. The six member band consisted of singer/songwriter Dave Wakeling (vocals & guitar), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), Everett Morton (drums), Saxa (saxophone) and Ranking Roger (toasting). The band managed to fuse all of their respective musical influences – soul, reggae, pop and punk – into a unique sound that was highly danceable. Along with contemporaries such as The Specials, The Selecter and Madness, The English Beat became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement. Over the course of three albums, The English Beat achieved great success in their home country, charting several singles into the top 10. In addition to their UK chart success, in America the band found a solid base of young fans eager to dance to the their hypnotic rhythms and absorb their message of peace, love & unity. Their constant touring with iconic bands such as The Clash and The Police helped to boost their popularity in the States.
AGENDA6pm Beach Party Meet & Greet 7pm Concert begins 8pm Intermission--relocate toto pier for English Beat (optional) or continue to hang out at base camp.10pm After-party at Rusty's Bar (optional).
BEACH PARTYPLEASE READ/PRINT ALL DETAILS VERY CAREFULLY. BEACH BASE CAMP LOCATION CHANGED TO BETTER GATHERING, AUDIO & VISUAL LOCATION. NEW LOCATION: ON SAND MAIN SECTION LAST ROW NEXT TOWOODEN WALKING PATH (SOUTHEAST CORNER OF FIRST MAIN SECTION CLOSETS TO BIKE PATH. LOOK FOR BARBARA’S BEACH BASE CAMP MEET-UP LOS ANGELES FREE CONCERTS CARDBOARD SIGN ANCHORDED IN THE SAND STAKED OUT WITH WOOD BRANCHES & 2 RED HELIUM BALLOONS. A RED BALLOON TIED TO MY BELT LOOP. AT 8 pm, LEAVING BASE CAMP TO THE STAGE AREA. LATE ARRIVALS PLEASE ENJOY BASECAMP WITH OTHER GUESTS. DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES AT BASECAMP! Bring low back beach chair, (to be eye level with your new friends) dinner, water, something healthy to share, (no junk food please), jacket, tarp to help secure enough "real estate", towel, flashlight & friendly playful attitude! NO SMOKING PLEASE.Please remove all trash upon leaving. NO OPEN ALCOHOL!The best part of attending beach concert is the beach party picnic. This is where you'll make new friends and say "Hi" to old ones.A great way to meet someone is to offer them something yummy!So... bring something to share! Either some wine (be discrete--$250 fine) or some finger eats such as charcuterie, salumi, cheeses, freshproduce such as grapes, dried fruits such as dates or nuts, olives, bread--foods that are easy to eat without utensils. . Also bring a jacket and a flashlight. No pets. No smoking. 21 and over.LEGAL: VOLUNTEER HOST(S); NOT PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE /LIABLE FOR ANY PERSON(S), INJURY, DAMAGAGES, STOLEN PROPERTY, ALCOHOL/SMOKING, OTHER NUISANCE or FINES.
Santa Monica Place Mall: Structure 8, 2nd Street & Colorado. 4 hours are $5.50.
Santa Monica Pier: $15, free with handicap placard
Metered street parking: Main Street near Rand Corp. and Colorado near Casa Del Mar. Free after 6 pm.
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