WELLFLEET – It was the Incredible Casuals (of sorts) reunion that we and so many others needed.
On Sunday, the band that ruled the Beachcomber for a quarter century or so, reunited to celebrate the life of a friend and fellow musician, P.J. O’Connell, who recently passed.
We were disappointed that Aaron Spade and, especially, Johnny Spampinato, former Casuals members, did not attend. But as some band not nearly as famous as the Incredible Casuals once sang, you can’t always get what you want.
Well, we needed this.
The video of the band, Chandler Travis on bass, Steve Wood on guitar, Steve Shook on guitar and Rikki Bates on drums, and the crowd’s reaction to the band, speaks for itself.
But we’d like to add this: It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Rikki Bates play drums. She’s even better than we remember, and no one in the entire Beachcomber seems to be having more fun.
We sure hope it happens again. We won’t hold our breath but, seriously, just can’t wait!
(More about Patstock, the celebration of P.J. O’Connell, to come. Check back on our home page: CapeCodWave.com)
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