Saturday, February 7, 2009

RAIN



I had a wonderful chance to almost see the Beatles. It was like I was a teenager again. Only this time my best friends were with me and we were transported back to the days when we had no cares, no responsibility. We were just screaming and fainting, clapping our hands to the beat, and singing with the band.

What I am talking about is a night out at the Orpheum to see "Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles". I felt like I was a sitting in my living room watching the Ed Sullivan show. Really, I swear I did. Then, songs and time progressed and I was in my dorm studying for an exam while Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was blasting from another room reaching every room on our hall.

There were big screens to each side of the stage with pictures from my past, images of the bright swirling colors, and we all collectively sighed, laughed, clapped, or moaned at what we saw. We were encouraged to sing with them, but we needed no encouragement because we already were singing. From the balcony, I looked down at the whole floor clapping in time to the beat and I got chills.

I had a wonderful night, and came home, got in bed and it was nice to have the tunes stick in my head, and sing me to sleep.

8 comments:

Tabor said...

Listening to an old familiar tune is powerful in taking us back to that time, isn't it?

Judy said...

Hi Beverly! Sounds like a good time was had by all. I remember the first time the Beatles performed on the Ed Sullivan Show like it was yesterday. I am so glad to be back in the blogging world and visiting with my friends again. I really missed everyone!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a blast!!! I don't think I would be able to sleep that night at all!
Weren't the Beatles amazing? All those years ago. I actually saw the Beatles Live and in Concert here in Montreal. I think it was 1964. I was 12 yrs old, almost 13 and my girlfriend's father drove us to the concert and home afterwards. Otherwise, we wouldn't be allowed to attend.
Wonderful memories!

One Woman's Journey said...

Beverly So happy for this wonderful time for you.
Music - like Tabor commented - has a way of taking us back in time.
Many songs do that for me.

Darlene said...

How fortunate you were to be able to relive a snapshot in time and to feel the exuberance of youth.

Grammie said...

I can still remember the feelings that I had when I hear the Beatles song: "I want to hold your hand"...


Aaaaah.....

Enjoyed your journey back in time!
xoxo

Beverly said...

That just sounds like such a wonderful time. You used your words well! I'm just enough older than you all that I never really was caught up into the Beatles.

Your reminiscing is just so wonderful.

JeanMac said...

What a memory - glad you got to enjoy it.