Beach Boys

Fun, fun, fun for everyone

A fan joins the Beach Boys as they jam during yesterday’s performance. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The sun was shining like it was a Californian summer's day, and although the stadium is a long way from the beach, 40,000 fans rode the wave of the smooth harmonies and almost achingly beautiful lyrics of the Beach Boys.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 5:20am

DJ spins the tunes and a few wild tales, too

The Beach Boys will be performing at the stadium this afternoon. Photo: SCMP

Several years ago, stadium DJ Simon Southgate dressed up in a gorilla suit and passed out due to heat exhaustion. "I knew they weren't taking me seriously when they were not sure whether to call a vet or a doctor," he jokes.

For the team in the control box, spinning the songs is a balance between playing the old favourites and predicting what the hits of the year will be.

23 Mar 2013 - 4:41am

Life’s a beach at Surfin’ So Kon Po

The Beach Boys played in Hong Kong just last August. Photo: Edward Wong

Someone will have to tell ageing rocker Bruce Johnston you can’t throw the ball forward or tackle the man without the ball. In the US of A, they do both.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am