Free Press Summer Fest Announces July 4 Free Geto Boys Makeup Show
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.
Photo by Marc Brubaker The Geto Boys' Willie D (left) and Scarface at Free Press Summer Fest earlier this month
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.
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.