Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blast from the Past in the Now: The 1964 Beatles Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall!

"I got  a Golden Ticket!"...well not for Willy Wonka's chocolate factory but I had it for something equally as fun! Last weekend I got invited by my friend Debra to go to the 1964's Beatles Tribute Concert & it was an experience. First off I had never been to Carnegie Hall in New York City so that alone was a treat. Ohh the people that have walked those floors & filled the rooms with beautiful music. Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Pavarotti, just to name a few. I almost wish I worked there so I could always hear the beautiful music...

 Debra & Me on the right

We didn't know what to expect but when 4 Beatles impersonators came on stage I knew I was in for a treat. Seeing the people dance & shout & there were even ladies lined up at the edge of the stage. I wonder if they were there when the real Beatles played there. People went pretty wild & were breaking it down 60's style but I really can't imagine how insane it must have been in 1964. The music going, the hair bobbing, the cute British accents singing, & the screams of the die hard fans. Must have been Awesome!

Now I am a Beatles fan but I HONESTLY didn't realize how many songs they actually have! They played 22 songs AND this was just from their earlier days. "Yellow Submarine" did make an appearance tho. The best moment was them telling us to take out our phones and call someone we love to listen to "Eleanor Rigby" with us on speaker phone.  I called CJ & that is actually one of his favorite songs so he was happy to hear it. =)

What was pretty cool & sad at the same time was at some point someone screamed out, "We miss you John!", when the John Lennon impersonator was singing a solo. It made me cry a lil bit. Poor man. 

One of my ongoing New Year's resolutions is to take on as many random opportunities as I can. I think I'm starting the year off very well with going to this concert. It was alot of fun & something I'm sure Debra & I will talk about for years. Next year we're definitely going to get more people to go!

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18 comments:

miss vintage vixen. said...

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Christopher said...

Sounds like a kick ass time. I'm not as much of a fan as their older stuff but I'd still love to check that out.

Dancing Branflake said...

I cannot tell you how much I love the Beatles, especially the first year they came to America. How incredible!

Krystal said...

Oh gosh, you are lucky, that sounds awesome!

Diana Mieczan said...

I also love their music...and it looks like you had a blast!!! Im so glad that this year is starting off on a high for you,sweetie..That makes me so happy:) Have a relaxing weekend
Kisses

Rachel said...

This looks like so much fun.. and what a great NY resolution!

The Shanner of Attention said...

That's so cool. I saw a Beatles cover band quite a few years ago (I think they were called Beatlemania) and I remember having a blast.

And the Beatles are timeless. That's why our first dance at our wedding was to "Something" by The Beatles.

the southern hostess said...

Sounds like a fun night. I love the Beatles!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh you and my mom would get along so well. She is OBSESSED with The Beatles - she would love to see this tribute show!! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Sounds like so much fun, I love the Beatles!

Karena said...

Melanie,

How exciting!! Would you believe the very 1st concert I attended was when the Beatles did their 1st tour and came to Kansas City!

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Kayla said...

Looks like the most amazing time.

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

how cool! who doesn't love the beatles!? :)

enjoy your weekend!

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Pop Champagne said...

lol I am not really a fan of the beatles, I dunno, just not really. BUT i went to the tribute show they did in vegas at the mirage and that was a lot of fun!

drollgirl said...

oh this must have been so much fun!

i am partial to john lennon's solo work. it just hits me right in the heart -- in a good way. :)

hope you have a nice weekend!

Vic said...

I've never been there! sounds like a super magical time:) you look stunning beautiful! enjoy the weekend doll!

Audrey Allure said...

That sounded so fun!! I adore the Beatles - I became more of a fan when Across the Universe came out :)

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