Sunday, April 8, 2018

Why You Should See Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles

"I wanna hold your haaaaannd....I wanna hold your hand."


"Yesterday....all my troubles seemed so far away.."


"Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da life goes on.." I sing that to Natalie whenever she's pouting about not getting her way.


I've always been a fan of The Beatles. I grew up listening to their music. So of course I would play it for my kids, wanting them to understand what real music sounds like. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some music of today, but most of it is pure noise, and a lot of artists use too much auto tune.


My Mom asked if we wanted to attend a Beatles Tribute concert, and of course we said yes. I mean, duh. The Beatles! Quality music! Yes, please.





The concert was at The Majestic, a gorgeous theater in downtown San Antonio:















Now, you couldn't take any photos of the performers on stage, so I don't have any of those. But picture them looking like this:





They did wear these outfits at one point but there were various outfit changes. They started off young, and then they "aged" with different hair styles and mustaches. Between songs they also played some commercials from the 1960s, and those were fun to see. (Dippity Do hair gel!) Natalie cracked up when there was a commercial with The Flintstones and they were advertising cigarettes. (Curious? See it here.)

"Don't they know cigarettes are TERRIBLE for you?" she gasped.

I'll admit first hand that even though I love the music, that I can't keep track of who each Beatle is. I know who Paul is, because Paul married that woman with one leg and she took half of what he had in the divorce. But George, Ringo, and John?



Well.

"George was my favorite," Mom told me.

"George is the one who got shot," I replied.

Mom looked shocked. "What? No! That was John."

"And Ringo is the one singing?" I continued.

"What? No! He's on the drums!"

Oops.

Natalie was all, "Seriously Mom, I even know Ringo was on the drums!"

I am terrible with names. I still mix up the New Kids On The Block. Sorry.

Anyway, the show was about two hours, and it was amazing. There were special effects and various lighting on stage. Plus there were a lot of older people who would sing along with the songs, but there were young ones mixed in too. The woman in front of us looked to be in her sixties, and she told me I was raising Natalie right by teaching her what proper music was. I agree. I can NOT have her thinking that Ariana Grande is a proper singer. No.

At one point the whole audience was standing up and singing Hey Jude, Natalie include.

"Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah...Hey Jude.." 





Did my sometimes moody tween enjoy the show? Yes, even though she totally looks annoyed in this photo.

She also tolerated it when I would sing along to the music. Sort of. Sometimes she would hide.



"You sound like a dying goat," she complained. "Geez."

Would I recommend the show? Absolutely! The music is all live, nothing is recorded. The men on the stage have talent and you'll forget that they aren't really the Beatles. If the show is around your area, go! Teach your kids what music is SUPPOSED to sound like. Cardi B is not music, that's noise.

(You can see if the show is headed to your area here and if you're curious about the show, check out the YouTube channel here.)

After the show, we decided to get something to eat, so we headed for the Riverwalk:




We went to Margaritaville:



I'll be honest, the food wasn't that great, but the drinks were.



Also, there was a woman walking around in stilts making balloon animals.




So if you're looking for some quality music, go see Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles! (See if they're in your area here!)





Do you like The Beatles?

48 comments:

  1. Wow, I would love to see a tribute to the Beatles. It looks like you had such an incredible, fun day! Although the Beatles is amazing, I have to say... your maragaritaville drink looks even better!

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  2. I hope this comes around my area. I am always intrigued about Beatles from the old days. Guess you had a gala time.

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  3. Some of the old theaters like that have great acoustics. I bet it was a fun show, I know my husband would enjoy it.

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  4. I LOVE the Beatles! I grew up listening to their music and I think I know every word to every single song and I know who's who. :) I'm probably closer to your moms's age and I'd love to see this tribute!

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  5. That sounds really cool! Simon and I like to sing Beatles songs.

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  6. What a fun and exciting way for three different generations to enjoy one show. Goes to show how music can last forever and make everyone feel good.

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  7. I am a big fan of Beatles, Hey Jude and Obladi Obalada are the few of my favorite song. I wish they come visit us here in Knoxville that would be fun to go!

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  8. I've not heard of this but sure looks interesting. Looks like you all had a great time too.

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  9. We love the Beatles! This looks SO awesome!

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  10. The Beatles and The Mamas and The Papas were and are, two of my favorite groups of my childhood. I would LOVE to see Rain tribute. I'm fixing to see if they're in my area.

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  11. Sounds like a great show! I have seen one of the latest documentaries about John Lennon, about his childhood and how the Beatles started and it was really interesting. I would love to see a tribute band, especially that they are so good and change costumes, "ageing"

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  12. I am a big fan of George Harrison and John Lenon, the legends. And they are probably deathless when it comes to music. They were real trendsetters in fashion as well. Thanks for the tribute.

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  13. This sounds like an awesome show! It is amazing when they use these much loved bands and there songs to make a show and how gorgeous is that theatre!

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  14. I absolutely love old theaters! They are amazing! I would love a Beatles tribute show. Their music is so iconic.

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  15. Looks like a big crowd there, and I have a weakness for old theaters. Also, George is my favorite! And he was not shot! That conversation made me laugh.

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  16. This looks like a cool show! My mom loves the Beatles, she would really like this I bet.

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  17. How much were you paid for this post?

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    1. Didn't your Mama ever teach you that it's rude to ask people about money? ;)

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  18. I'm closer to your mom's age so this is something that I'd love to see if it ever comes here!

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  19. I wasnt a huge fan of the Beatles growing up. But it is something that I would go see because of who they are. I doubt my kids would enjoy it.

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  20. I would go to a Beatles Tribute concert for sure. I have to admit I had no idea the Oh bla Di Oh bla da song was a Beatles song. Guess I don't know the Beatles as much as I thought.

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  21. Your mom is so pretty. I would love to see the Beatles Tribute. The theater where it took place has so many unique features.

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  22. Circ de Soliel did a Beatles tribute in Vegas a few years back and it was fantastic! Glad you had such a good time!

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  23. Oh this sounds wonderful to watch. My husband is a huge Beatles fan, he would love this.

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  24. This is such a nice concert to go to even if you're not a fan of the Beatles, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this. They have amazing songs after all. Looks like you guys had so much fun!

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  25. Oh I need to look into this for my parents! They love seeing shows like this and are huge Beatles fans!

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  26. That must have been so awesome! Looks like everyone had a blast. Would love to see this tribute.

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  27. I love the Beatles, they are really iconic. This show sounds really a musical bonanza. Definitely a must watch. I am sure you all enjoyed it to the hilt.

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  28. Oh my! I'm jealous. I am a big Beatles too because of my Grandpa. We use to sing Hey Jude together before. Awww. Nostalgia!

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  29. This sounds really cool! I love the Beatles. Glad you had such a good time!

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  30. Looks like a fun time! My parents both raised me on the Beatles. I love them!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  31. Fun! I've always wondered if a Beatles tribute band would be worth seeing. I love them!

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  32. What an incredible tribute, I don't really know much about the music the Beatles made but need to check it out.

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  33. My Uncle is a HUGE Beatles fan. I grew up with their music and probably know the words to every song. I would love to take him to this.

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  34. I so wish I lived closer, I would see this show in a heartbeat! I am such a fan and hope they make their way to NYC soon!

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  35. What a really cool tribute! I love the Beattles but its funny that I only own one fan shirt from them :(

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  36. It looks you all had a great time and many laughs from time to time. I'm not a huge Beatles girl, but would love to see this tribute in person.

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  37. I knew someone who would rather be here than anywhere else in the world, he is just a big fan of beattles!

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  38. I love going to the Majestic Theater. The ceiling is always so magical. I think I saw George Lopez there last time I went. Sounds like a great trubute to a classic!

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  39. Rain sounds like it was amazing! I'd love to see this.

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  40. How fun to see this... I bet the outfit changes were fun. I'm a Beatles fan here too. :)

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  41. Looks like such a fun outing! And that theater is beautiful.

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  42. Such a beautiful show to watch! I think it's awesome that you guys went. Tribute shows are always so much fun especially for an iconic band like The Beatles.

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  43. Good to know that your little one enjoyed the game. My mom would definitely love to see this kind of tribute as well since she is a fan of The Beatles too.

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  44. I never really grew up with the beatles. This does sound very interesting though

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  45. What a neat show and fun time! My dad is a die hard Beatles fan. He would love this!

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  46. One of the best i listened a little to. Glad to know they had such impact on people.. Great tribute.

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