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Friday, June 24, 2016

Family Arena to Serve Up Hilarious Buffet of Beach Boy Puns for Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds Tour

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 7:36 AM

click to enlarge Brian Wilson will perform at Family Arena on Thursday, July 21. Get your fill of food puns in advance of the show. - PHOTO BY TAKAHIRO KYONO
  • Photo by Takahiro Kyono
  • Brian Wilson will perform at Family Arena on Thursday, July 21. Get your fill of food puns in advance of the show.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is one of the greatest living songwriters and the undisputed emperor of pop music. He has no contemporaries. No other single person has contributed more to the landscape of modern Western music. His work was so impressive and revered that even the Beatles had to scramble to keep up.

As a composer, his gifts cannot be beaten. His talents are so vast and his songs are such a part of our collective history that he can get away with touring on material he released 50 years ago and his fans still rejoice. Not many performers could pull that off, but other performers didn't write Pet Sounds.

Fans in St. Louis have been counting the days until Wilson arrives to perform on July 21 at the Family Arena. He'll perform Pet Sounds along with “rare cuts and greatest hits.” With him will be his insanely talented band and fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine. (And, thankfully, not one minute of stage time for that friend-of-Trump human vampire tick, Mike Love.)

This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It will probably be near-religious in its scope. Lightning will flash. Proposals will be made. Babies will be conceived. Socks will find their match. Followers will fall to their knees. The sky will rain rose petals on the believers.

Which makes it all the more hilarious that the Family Arena is offering a Brian Wilson-themed buffet before the show, with the food named as ridiculous Beach Boys-themed puns.

"Warmth of the Bun." "Good Libations." Though Wilson is regarded as Pop Jesus, he still loves a good joke, so he'd probably approve. We definitely approve. Check out the details on the $40/person meal below. You can have pun, pun, pun 'til the waiter takes the food troughs away. (Sorry.)

Brian Wilson will be performing on Thursday, July 21 at The Family Arena. We'd like to offer you a special opportunity to dine beforehand in The Arena Club (located on the fourth floor). That evening The Arena Club will feature a special Brian Wilson-themed buffet prepared by our own in-house chef. The menu will feature a full area of food including soup, salad, sides, two entrees to choose from plus a decadent dessert table.

Buffet ticket-holders will be granted early access to the venue. It's a great way to avoid the rush of pre-show traffic and the uncertainty of trying to time your restaurant dining so as not to be late for the show. Instead of dealing with the hustle & bustle you'll arrive before the crowd and dine leisurely during the 90-minutes before showtime. Soda and iced tea are complimentary. A cash bar will be available.

Click here to purchase tickets to the show.
Click here for a better view of the menu.
Click here to purchase tickets to the dinner.
Click here if you hate Mike Love.

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