SAN DIEGO -- The 1960s was a tapestry of peace and war, protests and love-ins woven together on a backdrop of fluorescent, black-light butterflies. Navigating was a trip unto itself. So, to help audiences survive the decade once again at its new concert "Feelin’ Groovy—Songs of the ‘60s," the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus has issued the following six “helpful hints:"
1. The Wah Watusi is not an entrée at Wang's, the Mashed Potato isn't a side dish at Martinis Above Fourth and the Hanky Panky isn't an activity on Mo’s patio (well, ok, maybe it is). They’re all dances you’ll see first-hand at Feelin’ Groovy!
2. Yes, Beyonce is the “Love Child” of Diana Ross and the Supremes following a Three Dog Night in San Francisco and was raised by The Mamas & the Papas.
3. Today’s “hipsters” can trace their origins to the Sixties “hippies” twice removed from “yuppies” and “guppies” and multiplied by black, horned-rimmed glasses.
4. Motown is not the ice cream parlor Moo Time in Coronado.
5. As confirmed by presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, the British Invasion did arrive “two if by sea” in a yellow submarine helmed by The Beatles.
6. And, yes, the world’s greatest TV theme songs premiered in the Sixties. Just ask Gilligan, Betty & Wilma, Morticia Addams, Mr. Ed, Barney Fife and Elly May and her partner Miss Jane.
"Feelin’ Groovy" opens on Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm with two shows on Sunday, July 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 to $40 and may be purchased online or by calling 877-296-7664. A $5 discount is available for seniors, students, military and groups of 10 or more.
The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue.
About the chorus
SDGMC is one of the largest and oldest choruses of its type in the world, having entertained audiences for nearly 30 years. Its 150 members embrace a mission of creating a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change.