I like The Beatles. I used to not like them very much, but now I do, so it was pretty cool to get to see the supposed best Beatles cover band in the world. They’ve been playing since around or before 1986, so they know what the heck they’re doing.
It’s a really neat show. They start out dressed in black suits like Brian Epstein made them wear when they first got out of obscurity, playing their hits from that era. Then they moved on to Sergeant Pepper outfits as seen in the picture, and all the other eras as well. Wigs and fake mustaches were worn, but I don’t think that took away from the authenticity of the performance; pretty much everyone’s voice was spot on (George was a bit off), and the playing was perfect. They had a guy playing keyboards and stuff for the later material so they wouldn’t have to rely on backing tracks.
The multimedia/video part that played on the big screen in the back and two on the side was pretty cool too; most of it was famous Beatles photos with the Rain members inserted into the same poses, and they were done admirably well. Some of the guys really looked the part. Between eras the curtain would go down, and clips from 60s commercials or hippie conventions would be shown with famous non-Beatles tracks like All Along the Watchtower in the background.
They played pretty much hits only, which is to be expected. I don’t think there was anything from the White album. Still it was a good representation of their discography, and the last encore was Hey Jude, which is a ton of fun with an audience of a few thousand people. I enjoyed it.