Thursday, September 19, 2013

Disneyland Band, November 1972

Here they come, walkin' down the street. They get the funniest looks from, everyone they meet! Hey hey, they're The Monkees! OK, I lied, these aren't The Monkees, but wouldn't that be cool? What you didn't know is that, like the Pre-fab Four, the Disneyland Band lived together and had all sorts of wacky adventures. They slept in one long bed (like hillbillies), had crazy parties, and played pranks on each other. But when one band member was in trouble, they all rallied together, put on their leather jackets, and beat the stuffings out of the offending party. It was hilarious.

Over in the Carnation Plaza Gardens (sigh), the band performs a mid-day concert, with President Pooh making a surprise appearance. He knew how important it was to mingle with regular folks. Meanwhile, Joe just can't wait for his turn to bang on the kettle drums.


Nanook said...

GDB = The place to find the real TRUE behind-the-scenes stories about all things Disneyland. Finally verification about the "... crazy parties, pranks, and the 'one long bed'... "

I'll be sleeping better tonight, myself.

Thanks, Major.

K. Martinez said...
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K. Martinez said...

The bandstand structure's still there even though it's re-themed. Can't you imagine the sounds of big band music within a fairytale princess setting?

All you need to do is "take along all of your personal belongings, including your imagination".

Melissa said...

And of course they took their instruments to bed with them, in tiny matching nightcaps.

Major Pepperidge said...

Nanook, I''m glad I could help!

K. Martinez, I will finally see how this re-themed area looks, but it is going to have to be pretty awesome to win me over.

Melissa, awww! I hope that's true.