FOREVER PLAID, OLD PORT LOBSTER SHACK, REDWOOD CITY, CA

FOREVER PLAID,

OLD PORT

LOBSTER

SHACK,

REDWOOD CITY,

CA

Ap 16 ’11 End of BURTday celebration WEEK(S) , thanks to LK… perhaps the funnest time of all, going first to a unique , local , popular spot, Old Port Lobster Shack and then the great 50s play Forever Plaid, both in Redwood city, CA

FOREVER PLAID, is a 1950’s themed musical about a vocal quartet that dies in a car crash at the end of the real rock and roll era, 1964 and on their way to their first-ever professional concert. Through suspended reality, the group resurfaces via Heaven to make that first concert appearancehere in 2011 at the little Redwood Fox Theater, as it were. The group cleverly tells its story through the use of the period songs. Highlight is a sppof/recreation of characters from the old Ed Sullivan Show they used to watch as kids every Sunday night at 8 pm (so did I), replete with plate spinners, Topo Jejo(sp), etc Singing is classic white vocal group harmony , culminating with ‘Love Is A Many Slendored thing.’ Unlike many oldies shows like this, Forever Plaid is great in its story line and clever skits – the Calypso scene is another good one. Perhpas less is more as the vocals stand out fine, in full sound with only a piano and bass accompaniment. The play has been around for years at various venues. Catch it if you can.

By the way, the Little fox Theater is a restored Deco Movie House from the 40s(?), a perfect venue for the show and directly across from the beautifully renovated City Square and Courthouseon Broadway in Redwood City.

OLD PORT LOBSTER SHACK is tucked away in a non-descript strip mall , yet it is very cute once inside, made to resemble a Maine lobster shack, with lobster pots, aluminum siding, etc. for a cafeteria -style dining, the place is expensive, yet, afterall, it’s lobster. It’s unique enough it’s worth a yearly visit or two. 851 Veterans Blv, Redwood City, only minutes from the Fox theater on Broadway.

FOREVER PLAID, OLD PORT

LOBSTER SHACK, REDWOOD CITY, CA

 

Redwood City appears to be a great little old-fashioned town with friendly people and not much sign of chains, worth the fairly long drive we took. It’s alwso said to have the best weather in the Bay Area.

FOREVER PLAID, OLD PORT

LOBSTER SHACK, REDWOOD CITY, CA