The final day of Surfer Joe started a bit later, which was great because that was the case for me too. Us VIPs were treated to a breakfast more in line with what I would expect from Surfer Joe diner, including pancakes, bacon, sausage, croissants etc. Each day of these breakfasts was great.
The Flying Faders - Vengo Por el Diente (Tectonic Shifts)
Doctor A-Go-Go - hot girlie action (Hot Girlie Action)
The Daytonas - Geronimo (Don't Look Now But It's)
Shigeo Naka - Furimite Kyoto (Nippon Eleki Beat)
The White Caps - Fender Vendor (45)
The Shadows Five - Dynamic Drums (45)
The King Pins - Door Banger (45)
johnny vallons & the deejays - Satcha's Tune (Scandinavian Instrumental & Beat Groups)
The Tornados - Early Bird (45)
The Shadows - Some Are Lonely (Out of the Shadows)
The Super-Sonics - The Sheik of Araby (45)
First symposium was an overview of surf music in Italy, hosted by White Seed. A topic so obviously relevant I was surprised it hadn’t been done yet! Furthermore, it was one that I felt shamefully unaware of. While I knew of several bands within the past 10 years or so, I knew of nearly zip in the 60’s. So we had a few choice examples, including some vocal surf pop from back in the day, through the 80’s (including a mention of Dome la Muerte from Friday).
Part of what sold me on Surfer Joe was the symposiums. I like having a moment to talk and learn about topics inside or around surf music, and I watched a few of the ones that were posted online in years past. So I registered at VIP level (an extra $30 or whatever wasn’t much in the grand scheme of airfare and lodging) and headed over around noon.
After years of ogling pictures of footage from previous Surfer Joe festivals I decided to go ahead and buy that expensive plane ticket and see the world’s premier surf music festival for myself.
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