The Beach Boys put on quite the show Thursday night in Logan, kicking off with “Surfin’ USA” and singing for almost two straight hours. Mike Love, one of the original band members, told a few jokes and after six songs he said they needed to take a nap before continuing.The Beach Boys reached the height of their fame in the 60’s and even though Love and Bruce Johnston were the only two original band members there, the sounds and songs seemed to be a hit for all ages. The bleachers were packed with at least 4,000 people at the Cache County Fair Grounds rodeo arena and the summer air provided perfect conditions for a concert. The concert was the start to the Cache Valley Cruise-In weekend and there were vendors at the fair grounds serving everything from barbecue to cotton candy.Along with Love and Johnston, John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Scott Totten, Christian Love and Randall Kirsch were the other members performing.Throughout songs like “Surfin’ Safari,” “Be True to Your School,” and “Kokomo” people in the crowd got up to dance and passed around beach balls. From grandparents to new babies, the concert goers had energy throughout the night.Love talked about the last time he remembered playing in Logan.”Seems just like yesterday that we were here. Of course that yesterday was 20 years ago but we have been practicing so we’re better,” he said.Mary Zilles, concert director for the Cache Valley Cruising Association, said everything went perfectly and took compliments from various people leaving the concert.”Everything went amazing,” she said. “We were pleased with everything. We were pleased with the crowd if you saw them, they were really into it.”The Beach Boys Boogie Board was on display and the bidding had already begun. At the end of the night the highest bid was $600.Glenna Pane, a Cache Valley resident, said, “I’m old. I thought it was wonderful. I have been down to their concert when they used to perform at Lagoon.”
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