Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rain -A tribute to The Beatles

-Simply an incredible night of watching The Beatles.

This was the best concert that I have been to in a long, long time. So good, in fact, that I don't actually know where to start. There were just so many great tributes to this concert. First of all, the talent on these musicians was unparalleled. In many ways, I would think that they were more talented as performers than the actual Beatles themselves. But it was the stage performance of them that really gave their music merit.

I have been a Beatles fan since I was about 10 years old. After listening to their LP, "Something New", I was hooked. I became an actual Beatles Fanatic, consumed by them in every aspect of my life. I read everything about them, watched every piece of footage on TV, listened to every song, and drew pictures of them for years. So to say that I would have had big expectations of this show would've been an understatement.

As a fan of The Beatles, you never want to see a show where a tribute band ruins the image of what you love about the real band. But from the very start, this show far exceeded that. In many ways, I felt lucky enough to catch The Beatles on stage performing in a live show, even though they last gave their final concert show 6 years before I was born.

In this re-creation, you have to duplicate not only the music, but many other aspects. In order to have a perfect tasting dessert, there has to be cake and icing. -The cake representing the music, and the icing that makes the perfect cake that much better by having a great stage show. This show had the best of both icing and cake.

There also has to be an almost anal attentiveness given to the slightest detail because somebody out there will spot the slightest imperfection. I can tell you that this show had the greatest sound, note for note of the Beatles that I have ever heard. The costumes were impeccable, and their instruments were true to every detail. The demeanor of each was eerily close to that of the actual Beatle they portrayed. Their accents, their charm, their stage presence was immaculate. In every situation, they remained true to the sound, and the style of the original Beatles, note for note, step for step, and laugh for laugh. And a real Beatles trivia fan such as myself, could be very impressed that they did all the small things that only a person who studied The Beatles for years would appreciate.

So, if you like The Beatles, or you know somebody who does, I would URGE you to go out and watch this show. They are simply incredible, and there is not another way to say it. After watching this show, I can honestly say that I feel that I have seen The Beatles in real life. I may have been a generation late to see them live, but RAIN gave me the chance to fulfill an impossible wish to see The Beatles live in Concert. I can now safely cross that impossible wish off of my bucket list.

Check out their website to see when they are coming to a theatre near you...

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