We sang. We clapped. We swayed. We swooned. The songs brought each of us back to specific times and people.
But it was bittersweet. I have not kept up with music or musicians. Apparently Brian Wilson is suffering effects from years of drugs and depression. There are documentaries and now a movie. He came to the concert in a wheelchair...and sat at the piano. He can't really sing on key any more. His words of introductions were slurred and barely understandable. I was embarrassed for him. Performing in a casino two hours from Portland, Oregon
He is doing a good job of ending his musical journey by continuing to make music. He was saved from sure death at the hands unscrupulous people. He sacrificed his life and future after receiving so much fame.
The money he is raising is for a music program for kids. I hope that generation can be spared the wicked part of fame ...