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CONCERT REPORT #2
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For my second concert report I thought that I would write about my only experience hearing songs of the Beatles live. The Rib America Festival was hosted by The Beatles Live Repertoire. The group dressed exactly like the Beatles, even had the same names, John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I had never heard any Beatles songs live before, so that was enough to get me off my butt. Not to mention, it was free entertainment, not a bad time at all.

So the show starts, and I’m not sure what to expect. Paul comes out and introduces the band, ( very good English accent ) and then started out with “I want to hold your hand “. He mentioned that their songs would for the most part go in chronological order. And after comparing notes to my book, they were on track for the most part. All of the songs played before their break, were songs on albums released before Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band. I wasn’t impressed with this song, however. No, it isn’t my favorite song, but I just wasn’t impressed by the playing of the song. The song, the beat, something was dead about the song, hard to put my finger on it.

The next song was “Please, Please me”. And I had never heard this song before that night, and I liked the song a lot. Then after hearing it in class, I remembered hearing it for the first time, good song. Hard Days night was their next song. And much like the first song, I do like this song, but the band didn’t do justice for the song. But this was the last song that I remembered not really liking. The rest of the songs I recall liking very much for one reason or another. The band must have just needed to warm up a little.

So, now that the band had warmed up, messed up a few good songs, but at least they didn’t start out with my favorite songs, they were ready. Their next song was “Eight Days a Week”. I like this song. I just like the beat and how the lyrics go along with it. I don’t know if that is a legitimate reason to like a song, but it’s mine. They asked for some audience participation during this song. They wanted to us to clap with the instrument break when he sings, “Hold me… Love me… “ The audience was very participative. It seemed like the audience was having a really good t...

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... am assuming that he grew up around Penny Lane. Now an interesting thing about the next song “ Strawberry Fields Forever”, was that “Paul” mentioned that John(Lennon ) had never performed this song live. Now, this was hard to believe, but I think that these dudes know that they are talking about, so I guess he didn’t.

“Nowhere man”, “Day Tripper”, and “Imagine” were to follow “Strawberry Fields Forever”. “Nowhere Man” was written by Paul about Ringo according to “Paul”. “Imagine” was performed very well, and just a cool song all around. Good song to hear live.

I knew it was drawing towards the end of the show, and I hadn’t heard the song that I really wanted hear “ Revolution”. It was about a quarter till, and still no “Revolution”. “Back in the USSR”, “Come Together”, and “OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA”, were their final songs. I was mad, but still a very good show, and I was glad that I went. The crown wasn’t satisfied enough, and chanted for more. They finally gave in like I knew they would, and what do you think that they busted out with, oh yeah, “Revolution”. A perfect ending to a good time.
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