Thursday 27 October 2016
Wolfgang's Vault

The B-52s with the Wild Crowd
The B-52s
Studio: Eagle Rock  Entertainment Ltd.
Release Date: March, 2012
Review Date: March, 2012

B-52s fans, slip on your Vans and prepare to relive the fun you had in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s and you watch The B-52s with the Wild Crowd.

Filmed Valentine’s Day, 2011, in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, this show commemorated their first live performance exactly 34 years prior.  Fans will not be disappointed as this DVD is chock full of their favorites. You know, songs like Rock Lobster, Funplex, Private Idaho and Love Shack – I mean, what would a B-52s show be without Love Shack?  It just ain’t gonna happen!

Recorded in hi-def with DTS Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, the energy, excitement and fun of the show is delivered and felt.  The production is so “real” that you almost find yourself compelled to brush wig hair that crowd members are wearing out of your face and bumping shoulders with them as you bop to the memory-raising tunes.  The call-and-response vocals that you would come to expect are all right there and as fun as ever.  Keith Strickland’s guitar work is as great as ever.

Wanna enjoy this concert on your iPod, car or elsewhere?  Then you’re in luck!  This DVD was actually preceded by the CD of this very same show.  Doesn’t that make you pogo-stick happy?  What you won’t get with the CD are the great interviews that are included with the DVD.

The biggest response that this DVD will create is the desire of B-52s fans all over the country to attend and be a part of the very special 35th Anniversary Tour that the band will undertake this summer.  Certain fortunate towns will even get to enjoy shows that will be shared with the band’s friends, Squeeze.

The B-52s with the Wild Crowd is available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.


Featured Photo


Our Featured Photo by Boomerocity friend and famed rock photographer, Rob Shanahan (, is of the statue of Freddie Mercury in Montreux, Switzerland!