The 2008-2009 World Tour was an experience the Beach Monkeys will not soon forget. It started as a great chance to see some of the great wonders of the world. During their time in Europe they were able to see Big Ben,
and the Tower Bridge in England.
They saw the Roman Colosseum
and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
And in France, they got to see the Eiffel Tower.
It was going to be a great tour, or so they thought. They had finished they're last night in England and had a couple days of rest before they had to be at their next gig location. It was at this time they realized their wallets had grown thin due to their extravagant spending up to this point. Desperate to come up with some extra cash, the guys decided they would have to get some part-time jobs and earn the money to get them back on the road. This is when things started to get crazy. Eddie decided to take advantage of the skills he had acquired while cutting snowflakes out of folded paper in the 2nd grade, and start cutting hair.
Paul would take his years of experience as an animal trainer for the circus and work for the local animal shelter.
But things didn't go so smooth for Bruce. While looking for a job, he got mixed up with a local gang of hoodlums. The gang, known by the locals as the "Dungslingers", have been terrorizing the locals for years. They would mug drivers upon return to their autos.
But Bruce took it one step further. On a fateful Sunday in July, Bruce was arrested for an attempted car-jacking.
Their struggle to get back on the road had just gotten harder to achieve. That night Eddie and Paul went out to the local pub to discuss their options. After a couple hours of conversation and "spirit" consumption, things got worse! Eddie was taken aback by a local gal
and before he knew it, he awoke with a ring on his finger. That's right! Sometime during that drunken stupor, he (and his now bride) went to a 24-hour chapel and tied the knot.
He called Eddie and together the two of them figured out that the marriage could be annulled. Refocused, Eddie and Paul went back to earning the money to get Bruce out of the "pen". Eddie completed enough haircuts and Paul was able to smuggle enough pups
to the "Puppy Freedom Foundation" to earn the money they needed to get Bruce out. With finances back in order, the guys used Bruce's "pen" contacts, Damone from Jamaica,
and Reginald from Sweden, to get a flight at the local airport.
After sweet-talking the travel guide,
the guys were able to board the plane and get to their next gig. From this point on, the tour went relatively smooth. Lessons learned. Now that their back home, they just daydream about the crazy times.
Check out the photos from our recent world tour and the unbelievable story from the band's European stop.
(Pictures @ bottom of page)
Fri July 27 The Clam Factory, Bradenton, FL 8:00 - 12:00
Sat Aug 11 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englewood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Aug 18 Caribbean Isle Community, Apollo Beach (Private Party) 6:00 - 9:00
Sat Sept 8 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englewood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Fri Sept 14 Wilkinson Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Sept 15 Venice (Dr. Gary) 4:00 - 8:00
Sat Sept 22 Gilligans Island Bar, Siesta Key, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Oct 20 Gilligans Island Bar, Siesta Key, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Fri 26 American Legion, Sarasota. FL 7:00 - 11:00
Fri Nov 2 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englwood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Dec 1 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englewood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Dec 8 Tangerine Woods (private party) 6:30 - 9:30
Fri Dec 14 Wilkinson Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Jan 19 VFW Venice, FL 6:30 - 9:30