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Just 24 hours after their performance at the 54th Grammy Awards in L.A. where they performed with their idols the Beach Boys, Foster the People kicked off MAGIC Fashion Week in Las Vegas with an hourlong performance at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan on Monday night.
At Marquee for Adriano Goldschmied, frontman Mark Foster told partygoers that the Beach Boys were his favorite band since he was 5 years old and that he was still riding on a high being with them at the Grammys -- bandmates Mark Pontius, Cubbie Fink and he performed a cover of the Beach Boys’ classic “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” during the awards.
He told the crowd, which included “One Tree Hill” star Sophia Bush, a story about Paul McCartney asking them to take a picture with him at the Grammys (“Come here, Foster boys”): “I’m not bragging, I am just sharing because it was such an amazing experience ... meeting Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson all in the same night, and they are two of the greatest songwriters of all time."
The band ended their high-energy set with their big hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was remixed for the EDM-friendly crowd. Our thanks to contributing photographer Erik Kabik for his incredible photo gallery (please check back later for additional photographs).
Erik told Vegas DeLuxe: “Foster said playing with the Beach Boys was one off of his bucket list, but he really never even had it on his bucket list as he never imagined that would ever happen.”
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