Free Press Summer Fest Announces July 4 Free Geto Boys Makeup Show
The Geto Boys' Willie D (left) and Scarface at Free Press Summer Fest earlier this month
Photo by Marc Brubaker
After the much-anticipated Geto Boys reunion at this month's Free Press Summer Fest went off at only two-thirds strengh, resulting in thousands of disappointed fans, FPSF has announced a free makeup show scheduled for July 4 at House of Blues.
The Boys' set in the high afternoon heat was delayed about 20 minutes before Scarface and then Willie D emerged to perform many of the groundbreaking Houston rap trio's most popular songs, including "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me" and "Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta." But Bushwick Bill, the third Geto Boy, never materialized. Willie D, whose advice column Ask Willie D appears on Rocks Off Thursday mornings, told us Bill was traveling to Houston from Atlanta and simply didn't make it in time.
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The Geto Boys are on their reunion tour now, and are scheduled to perform in San Francisco Wednesday. It seems to be going well. Mike Judge, director of Office Space - who opened up a whole new crowd for the Getos by using a few of the group's songs in his cult 1999 film -- recently joined an Instagramming Willie D backstage in Santa Ana, Calif.
A Facebook RSVP is mandatory for this makeup show; click this link. FPSF also announced local acts Grandfather Child, the Beans and Disco Daddies as scheduled openers.
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