View Full Version : Who is Beatle Bob?
06-21-2004, 06:18 PM
I saw him on the stages...
Whats up with this guy??
Can someone explain???
06-21-2004, 06:36 PM
06-21-2004, 06:59 PM
Seems folks either love or hate the Beatle Bob. He has been managing to get in fests and acquire backstage passes on his looks and manner for years. He is from st louis. There is a looong thread that discusses this person on the new orleans jazzfest board. Those who live in st louis say he is known to be a moocher and liar and quite inconsiderate of others, including those with physical disabilities who may have arrived early to get a place up front at a show. He makes folks believe he is a famous dj when apparently he is not any such thing. I think if i had heard the man had a kind spirit or had created good for others through his schtick i would feel better about him. Here's one of his posts from the ride share thread:
this is Beatle Bob, DJ and music editor from St. Louis. my good friend who usually drives me festivals, Bonnaroo last week, had to cancel on me due to serious illness of his mother.
I don't drive a vehicle, so if anyone can give me a lift to and from the fest from St. louis i can get them a free press pass and a place to stay at a nearby residence with a musical couple who are good friends of mine.
Would like to leave Thursday, anytime is fine. feel free to call my cell phone at 1-314-306-1158. Leave a message if I'm not there. Good chance to of me getting us both back stage passes as well.
Dgold at An Honest Tune
06-21-2004, 08:05 PM
I personally enjoyed seeing Beatle Bob dancing on stage with Leftover Salmon, so much, I thought it was way cool, So i talked to him after the show. He was in every way very cool. I think Beatle Bob is great and I aspire to dance more like him. We did a short interview w/ him and will give more of the scoop when I get to transcribe it. His dance is a combo of the Watoosi (spell) and the Frug. He is a radio DJ in St. Louis, i don't know about famous but the guy is definitely a music historian and a music freak like you and me.
06-21-2004, 08:10 PM
YYR, dgold, if beatle bob is nothing else-he is a person who knows good music.
06-21-2004, 08:22 PM
so he's a quasi-celebrity for no apparent reason...
does that make him the Paris Hilton of the music community?
06-22-2004, 12:34 AM
I thought he seemed like a cool guy..he seemed to mostly be checking out the same bands I was and was really getting into it. That article is from the Sub-Genius site...I should have known he was a Sub-Genius! Bob's definitely gotta be down with \"Bob\". Speaking of which, if any of you saw someone with a \"Bob\" shirt on Saturday..that was me!
06-22-2004, 12:39 AM
whered you get the bob shirt???
Beatle bob is a dj, and he seemed pretty cool..met him backstage during several sundown shows...gotr his autograph on a frisbee with a bunch of other artists..
06-22-2004, 10:27 AM
LOL you got his autograph, that is freggin' priceless. Beatle Bob is a UPS worker who lives with his monther in St. Louis. He is DOES NOT have a radio show, he DOES NOT edit or write for any publications, and he generally DOES NOT pay for shows. He tells false truths to get into shows, and contiues the lies to get free concert goods. He does however cut a rug. I could care less about the guy, but had to say something for the poor chap who actually got an autograph.
Truth is, I admire a guy who manages to make it to a show nearly every night, but I don't admire the method in which he pulls it off. It hurts the integrity of anyone who is trying to get a legit story out of a show or festival.
06-22-2004, 10:52 AM
Beatle Bob looked like Lurch dancing at the LOS set. Maybe because I was far away and half concious. .. .his cutting of a rug was classic and Vince from LOS knew how to play along with him. . .he put that mask on him. . .funny stuff!
Dgold at An Honest Tune
06-22-2004, 02:47 PM
[quote:b6319da938=\"Doc Thirst \"]He is DOES NOT have a radio show, he DOES NOT edit or write for any publications, and he generally DOES NOT pay for shows. [/quote:b6319da938]
...And you are? The guy who keeps track of Beatle Bob? Is that somehow better than getting his autograph?
He was clearly guest of Leftover Salmon, if not other bands. He danced on stage with Vince at Bonnaroo and Wakarusa, and he added something positive to their sets. I'm glad he was at the Festy.
I gotta throw in my $0.02 cents on this..
Up until this weekend, I didn't know who bb was,
but he came off as a curio more than an annoyance.
If I lived in St. Louis, maybe I'd be sick of the same
shucking and jiving, but it seems harmless.
As far as him leeching or 'ruining the scene' for
media, that's not the case. Obviously the festival
organizers knew what he was about since they let
him MC, and he was ten times better than the Nelly
Tucklehead guy. At least when Bob was talking he
didn't treat you like a bunch of drunk idiots. He actually
talks about the BAND!
I think some people are just jealous that he has the
ultimate job as \"professional fan\". He's not on tour
siphoning gas to get from show to show, he apparently
is sober, so it's not like he is drinking his weight in beer
And, the mystery of where he works/lives/does adds
to the character. I don't want to know. He probably has
a very sad life outside of the stage, and if he isn't hurting
people and is having the time of his life, let him be.
I saw plenty of people without VIP wristbands, camping
wristbands, or Backstage passes who were just being
parasites and not adding to the scene or sharing the beer
they got for free or smuggled in, so I say thumbs up to bb
06-22-2004, 03:17 PM
The only intro I saw Beatle Bob do was for Hairy Apes BMX and I thought it was a pretty good description. Nelly Tucklehead was annoying, but I gotta admit, he made me laugh (at him, not with him).
As for where I got my \"Bob\" shirt, you can get them and tons of other Sub-Genius merchandise at http://www.sugenius.com. Remember, if you haven't sent your $30 to \"Bob\" by the time July 5th gets here, YOU'RE STUCK DOWN HERE FRYING WITH THE PINKS!
06-22-2004, 03:18 PM
And by \"fry\" I mean burning..very painful burning..not tripping.
06-22-2004, 06:48 PM
Had a fab time meeting a lot of you groovy people at the Wakurusa Fest. It was great to connect with old festival friends as well as new ones.
Wished I would have had more time to chat. Too many good bands to twist & shout to.
Anyway, to correct an email about me. I DO some radio specials for several radio stations during the year including WEW-AM, and for the college stations of St. Louis University, Webster University, and Washington University ( St. Louis) I've been offered a regular weekly spot by several stations but because of festivals I attend and full-time job (social worker for the state of Missouri) I wouldn't be able to committ to this posistion on a regular basis. The UPS job the fellow mentioned in his email about me was a 3:00am shift I worked while working my regular social work shift , was some many years ago. My mom, who lived with me while recovering from a brain tumor operation and is alive and very well and living by herself as I write this.
As far as writing goes, you can check out my top ten concerts of the month for St. Louis in Sauce Magazine ( www.saucemagaizne.com). Also I'll be doing a weekly column in the St. Louis American weekly paper starting sometime in layte July
Mostly I do free-lance for publications outside of St. Louis. look for some articles from me in the upcoming issues of Living Blues and Paste Magazine.
Hope to see you fine folks at some festivals in the future. I'll be doing some more MCing at the Austin City Limits Fest in September, and well as MCin the annual Sleazefest in Chapel Hill,N.C. the third weekend of August.
Have a fab summer and keep on dancin'!!!
May You stay Forever Young,
06-22-2004, 09:21 PM
There you have it from the horses mouth.
My apologies Bob, seems as though the \"Bob Story\" is a bit dated on local listserve. I'll be sure to set those folks stait for you. All the best to you and yours.
06-22-2004, 11:48 PM
good job sticking up for yourself BB.
06-26-2004, 08:18 AM
Beatle Bob is worthless, and if I'd have been closer to the stage during the DDBB (the only time that I had to see him on stage) I would've thrown shiat at him until either he left the stage or they threw me out. Anyone that thinks he's \"cool\" is truly lame--and I've lost all respect for AHT magazine.
[quote:c2a07e2d9b=\"JackDog\"]Beatle Bob is worthless, and if I'd have been closer to the stage during the DDBB (the only time that I had to see him on stage) I would've thrown shiat at him until either he left the stage or they threw me out. Anyone that thinks he's \"cool\" is truly lame--and I've lost all respect for AHT magazine.[/quote:c2a07e2d9b]
Chill out man...
Dgold at An Honest Tune
06-26-2004, 03:17 PM
[quote:15221fee40=\"JackDog\"]Anyone that thinks he's \"cool\" is truly lame--and I've lost all respect for AHT magazine.[/quote:15221fee40]
You win some you lose some! Did you actually read the magazine?
06-26-2004, 05:34 PM
I read the magazine...cool stuff! And I hope to see Beatle Bob announcing bands and dancing and having fun again next year!
06-30-2004, 09:08 PM
I have to say, I thought Beatle Bob was a trip. I met him backstage before he MCed the opening of Hairy Apes. A friend and I wanted to know what his deal was and talked to him for a while. He told us they had him there to MC some of the shows. He also told us he did some work as a dj among other things. He didn't try impressing us with any fake credentials or phony stories. His dancing got me going!
07-01-2004, 06:45 AM
first of all - why so down on someone? he didn't kill anyone - he was just trying to have some fun. - the original poster of this notice is a real buzz kill to a rehash of the festival.
Beattle bob was positive and excited about being at the show.
\"is that so wrong?!\"
i am not originally from so ill/ st louis area, but as \\far as southern illinois goes, evryone who knows music seems to know who beattle bob is.
my impression is - who cares if he is a dj or not? he is a celebrity!
i am a dj but not a celebrity (although i play one on tv :))
Personally he was a benign break and quite frankly he worked for his meal ticket if you ask me by presenting bands and being the the gogo dancer on stage.
he does know alot about music from what i got from him, but more importantly his enthusiasm on stage got me dancing harder etc.
it seems to me commander buzz kill needs to fire at another target...
i'll take beatle bob any day
07-01-2004, 11:25 AM
Beetle Bob- I loved your dance moves! I just hope that everyone at Wakarusa had a good of a time as the both of us.
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