Wasn't he a musician on Full House? I vaguely recall an episode where the Beach Boys guest-starred, I just didn't know they were tight. And ladies, he was hooooooot!
A girl walking by squealed and screamed his name when she saw him on the big screen. The guy she was with rolled his eyes and tugged her to move on.
Another woman suggestively said, "He can be my "uncle Jesse" any time."
"Ewww," said her male companion. "Wouldn't that be kind of incestuous?"
Hahaha! I'm guessing the men aren't big fans.
These photos aren't that great because I had to sneak in the shots. Well, I wasn't quite sure if I wasn't allowed to take photos of just the Beach Boys performing, or if that included no photos at the entire event. So I surreptitiously reached into my purse, snapped photo, put it away, repeat.
Anyway, the photo doesn't show you just how crowded it really was. My cousin and her friends and I didn't show up until about half an hour before the Beach Boys performed so the free tickets for bleacher seats were completely gone. :(
We walked around a bit. Craft booths.
Food booths. Of course, after I snapped that photo of Indo Kitchen - Alhambra, I knew I'd have to get something or else Mochachocolata-Rita and Elmo Monster would chide me. I'll eat at the restaurant some day I promise Elmo!
So I got the next closest thing, a $4 plate of noodles, fried rice, and pork satay skewers. The satay sticks were yuuuuummy! The noodles and fried rice, however, tasted Chinese, not Indonesian. :( They were good, but I wanted some nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice).
My cousin's friend got some roasted corn, except it didn't come on a cob. Odd. I guess it's easier for eating that way, but that ruined all the fun. I forgot to take a picture of their bags of kettle and caramel corn.
With my last few dollars I bought a horchata for my cousin and a carne asada taco from the Bun 'N Burger stall. Hey! The prices are 25 cents higher than when they sell at the farmers' market - Alhambra. New increase because of gas, or just for the Summer Jubilee? Yummy and totally hit the spot though.
You need a wristband in order to get a seat in the bleachers. Wristbands start getting handed out at 5 p.m. Main performers don't start until 8:30 p.m., although there are three smaller stages with other bands that start performing at 6 p.m. There's plenty of craft and food stalls to keep you busy until then.
Any other child of the 80s out there? Maybe I'll see you this weekend when Foreigner performs on August 2. Kenny Loggins the week after that on August 9. By the way, did you know Loggins grew up in Alhambra? I had no idea.
Random anecdote. When lil' sis was about 3 or 4 years old, she was obsessed with "Footloose." Obsessed. She'd watch Kevin Bacon show the town how to dance over and over again. And she would dance and sing along every single time.
Of course, she swears she doesn't remember this and glares at me the minute I remind her when I start singing:
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose"
Anyway, free concerts, free admission, free parking, lots of food booths or restaurants within walking distance if you're so inclined. The event is very family-friendly with a moon bounce and other stuff for kids, including a free craft area, on 2nd Street near Commonwealth Avenue.
There's plenty of food booths at the Summer Jubilee, but in case you want to eat at a restaurant beforehand, these are the ones within walking distance:
Charlie's Trio Cafe - Alhambra
Hop Woo BBQ Seafood Restaurant - Alhambra
Indo Kitchen - Alhambra
Perfectly Sweet - Alhambra
Pho 79 Restaurant - Alhambra
Senor Fish - Alhambra
Silver Spoon - Alhambra
Tea Station - Alhambra
Thai Purple - Alhambra
There's also plenty of free parking around the area, so you can dine at any of these other Alhambra restaurants and then drive over:
Baccali Cafe and Rotisserie - Alhambra
Banh Mi & Che Cali Restaurant - Alhambra
Fosselman's Ice Cream Co. - Alhambra
Garden Cafe - Alhambra
Jazz Cat Cafe - Alhambra
Kiki Bakery - Alhambra
Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa Vietnamese Restaurant - Alhambra
Noodle World - Alhambra
Pho Super Bowl Vietnamese Cuisine - Alhambra
Phoenix Food Boutique - Alhambra (Pacific Square)
PinGo Yogurt - Alhambra
Sam Woo BBQ - Alhambra
Savoy Kitchen - Alhambra
The Boiling Crab - Alhambra
The Hat - Alhambra
Click on the link for the rest of the summer's line-up. If you miss it, Alhambra does this every summer so mark your calendars!
Other things to do may be found in Explore SoCal.
S. 2nd St, between Commonwealth Ave. and Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Saturdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Mid-July through August
1 year ago today, Mi Piace - Pasadena (Old Town).