You seem very touchy every time I mention the Beach Boys reunion missing two core members.
1) They missed two core members, you can't get around that. Agreed? The classic line-up is Carl, Brian, Dennis, Jardine and Mike Love. You don't have to agree with this, but, Google Image "Beach Boys", 2 out of 5 people you see are dead. And I even consider Bruce Johnston a full member to be honest. Still makes it 2 out of 6. Every familiar promo photo features these 5 or 6 people. That makes them familiar faces. No one thinks about the 2 weeks - watch out, figure of speech again - Blondie Chaplin was officially part of the group. There's a reason only the Wilson brothers/family, Al Jardine and Mike Love own Brother Records, Inc. It's a harmony group now being incomplete. I consider especially Carl Wilson as a member you can't do without to make the group complete. That's my stance. Whenever they sang 'Good Vibrations' or 'God Only Knows' in 2012 you'd think: "ah, damn, he's dead, they're incomplete". You don't have to agree with this.
Regardless, as I said, the fact the main composer of most of the classics plus the lead vocalist of many early hits was still there made it worthwhile enough, especially with all loose members being present as well. And again as said, I didn't always think of it like this, but I think it was the best they could do and a dignified farewell. It was hardly Dolenz and Tork performing billed as "The Monkees" these days.
2) There has been no "attempts at maths". 5 core members, 2 dead, 3/5th left, done. None of your attempts at understanding my point have been valid. And to consider the current touring Beach Boys as anything close to the full experience is just fooling yourself. Note, I'm in no camp, I'm not anti-Mike Love. As said, I would still attempt to go to his show now for a few moments (original lead singer(s) playing songs they (co-)wrote), but won't think I've seen "The Beach Boys".
It's fantastic the current "Beach Boys" are having daring setlists, but to me it's pointless when for a huge chunk of the setlist you have a band performing songs they had no part in whatsoever. The early surf hits Mike Love sang lead on, that's all fine. Even for example 'Darlin', being played by about 5 (could be 6, you gotta be literal at this place these days...) session members, a spare Beach Boys member and one full Beach Boys member who co-wrote it and maybe sang harmony on, alright. But the harmony vocal tracks like for example 'Surfer Girl' which was written by Brian Wilson with him on lead vocals, and then not having him there? You're watching 1 Beach Boys member who wasn't prominently featured on a song with the rest of a band who plays a note-perfect rendition of a song they had nothing to do with it. That is why I sometimes make a light stab at that. If he would be touring under his own name it would be a totally different story.
3) This is my mistake, I meant "finally to The Netherlands" since I didn't hear of any Mike Love tour near in the past decade at all, and should have been clearer. I also said "finally to me". I heard about the short mostly UK stints and some EU summer festivals (nothing extensive at all at one time, mostly up to one week) in the past decade, but even the 2012 reunion tour was like 10 dates. I was in London when he played the Royal Albert Hall, but wasn't interested. The last time any group named The Beach Boys played here was probably even 1980.
4) A lot of people are wondering why the hell elderly people are still going through all that. For McCartney it's simple, he's amazing at it, he gets a kick out of it and loves the insane amount of cash he can generate through it. For Mike Love it's simple as well, it's what he loves and has done all his life. I wasn't talking about that. I'm talking about doing the mentioned 12 days in a row through (in and out) 8 countries at one point, one day break, 3 days, one day break, 3 days, and then straight into 2 full months of the US again without a break. I was genuinely wondering why they plan it as such, even young acts don't put that much pressure on themselves. He doesn't need it for the money. I wasn't knocking it, respect to him.
For Brian Wilson I more wondered why others put him through it.
5) Yes, and? Not sure what this is a reaction on. If Al Jardine would perform solo these days, I would go out to see him, to hear him sing 'Help Me Rhonda', but not for a "Beach Boys & Friends" type of gig.
Now... not sure what triggered this reaction, but I hope you didn't miss more of my points and this cleared things up.