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Tiki Central Forums Beyond Tiki Advice Please: Dick Dale Live...Worth it?
Advice Please: Dick Dale Live...Worth it?
woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2003-08-22 01:02 am   Permalink

Dick Dale's coming to town, $15 (plus fees, of course), on a school night...Is his live show good? Great? Should I just buy some CDs instead?

 
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2003-08-22 07:33 am   Permalink

I've seen Dick Dale shows in which I was transported to another world, they were so good. Then he went through his Native American spiritual phase, which frankly kinda bored me. Since then he's gone back to the good stuff, and I've loved the shows again.

So your odds are good!
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seamus
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Joined: May 07, 2003
Posts: 462
From: Portland
Posted: 2003-08-22 09:06 am   Permalink

I saw him in Portland about five years ago. Awesome. If you go, let us know if you thought it was worth it.

 
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bamzeno
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Posted: 2003-08-22 09:20 am   Permalink

Of course, the instrumental stylings of Dick Dale are nothing short of amazing and must be seen live. (You'll be proud to tell your grandchildren.) This may eventually lead to singing as the show goes on however, but you'll know what to do...hey, you said it was a school night anyway.

Go and enjoy the surf guitar!

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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2003-08-22 11:36 am   Permalink

Go see him. He is a legend. If Dusty Watson is drummin for him, which he usually does, the show will be awesome.
15 clams is a deal.
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AquaZombie
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Joined: Aug 01, 2003
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2003-08-22 11:47 am   Permalink

He was a regular on the Bay Area nightclub circuit years ago, and I caught him a couple times, usually with a local surf band like the Ultras opening up for him. He is a lightning bolt of cosmic musical energy. This was like ten years ago, maybe less, but he doesn't seem like the kind of guy who plans on slowing down any before he's, say, 80. I would definitely jump on any chance to see him live because while he's very energetic and rocks as hard as ever, he's no spring chicken, and musicians have a notorious habit of suddenly dropping dead on us before they collect any social security(Barry White being the most recent example.)I don't say that to jinx Dick, but hey, my wife and I missed Mel Torme once when he was in town and then suddenly he was gone and now we're kicking ourselves. See the old school legends in person while you can, by all means. Oh, he calls his followers "Dickheads" (as opposed to Grateful Dead groupies). Be a Dickhead!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-08-22 11:39 pm   Permalink

He actually melts picks too!! Serious!!

Arrrrrrrr!!!


 
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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
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From: Penna
Posted: 2003-08-24 7:40 pm   Permalink

Go! Go! Go! A night to remember! He rocks as hard as the night is long! Terrific live show!
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