It is no secret that I am a huge Beatles fan so I definitely couldn't miss seeing them perform with the Utah Symphony tonight! I went to a concert called "Classical Mystery Tour" which featured a Beatles tribute band with the orchestra performing some of their best known songs using the original orchestrations. It was amazing! The four musicians really did look and sound like the lads from Liverpool! At the beginning of the show they were dressed in the Ed Sullivan Show suits and they played some of the early songs such as "A Hard Day's Night," "I Saw Her Standing There," and an incredible rendition of "Yesterday." Then they changed into the Sgt. Pepper's uniforms and played a lot of songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour. I loved "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," "Hello, Goodbye," and "A Day In the Life." After the intermission they came out wearing hippie outfits and sang songs from The Beatles (The White Album), Let It Be, and Abbey Road. I was thrilled when they played "The Long and Winding Road" (huge Paul McCartney fan). For an encore they played "Hey Jude," my favorite Beatles song, and got the audience singing Na Na Na Na Na Na Na... Then they got the audience dancing with "Twist and Shout." This concert was seriously so much fun.
Note: It has been a difficult week. I had a tire blow out on the way to school one morning and it was quite expensive to replace...an expense that I was definitely not expecting! Then my travel company informed me that the trip I had booked to Southeast Asia has been cancelled due to low enrollment. I am incredibly disappointed because I was really looking forward to visiting Angkor Wat. I have a couple of days to book another trip but I am having a hard time deciding.