The Beatles Tribute Band - Rain was FANTASTIC. Even though the crowd was a bit dead last night (which I have no idea why, since it was almost like seeing The Beatles themselves), I could not have asked for a better concert. The band members looked almost exactly like The Fab Four from where I was seated and their covers were quite identical to the original songs. Since I am too young to ever have seen my favorite musicians play a show together before two of them passed away, I was glad to have the opportunity to at least have an experience that felt like it were real.
The band members have their roles perfected- sounding, playing, and even taking on the mannerisms of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. The man who acts as Paul plays his guitar left-handed as McCartney does and the drummer has Ringo's classic head-bobbing perfected. Rain has video screens that play throughout the show containing historical clips from the 60's and 70's and also playing videos of Rain recreating Beatles moments and photos. I found the whole thing to be very exciting. I was simply in awe.
They played all of the big hits that one would expect, but the one that surprised and pleased me most was "Blackbird". I didn't think they'd play it, but when "Paul" sat down alone with his acoustic and played it, I got chills up my arms and thought I'd cry. It was definitely the highlight of the show for me. It was very intense. "My Guitar Gently Weeps" was fantastic, too. You could feel the guitar riffs coursing through your entire body. And I certainly couldn't help dancing to "Twist & Shout" and "Revolution".
I could go on for hours about the details, but nothing could compare to the experience itself. If you're interested in heading to a show, you can find dates and info. on this world-renowned tribute band on Rain's website.
Today I am doing a double post to make up for missing one yesterday. The items I've chosen today are inspired by sun and rain. Sun, because up with "Blackbird", another of my top favorite Beatles songs is "I'll Follow the Sun" (other goodies with 'sun' in the title are "Good Day Sunshine", "Sun King", and "Here Comes the Sun"... who doesn't love them all?). The second part of the post is obviously derived from The Beatle's song and the name of the cover band- "Rain". Enjoy!
1. Good Day Sunshine Belt Bag
The sunny colors on this bag make it a wonderful accessory. It would make a great beach bag or a wonderful purse for everyday use. Find it at The Pursery.
2. Miss Muffet Sun Dress
Every woman needs at least one airy, beautiful sundress. This fits the bill and can be worn alone for a simple daytime look or accessorized to make it wearable at events as a party dress. This is one of many lovely items at The Church of Vintage.
3. Sun Vase
I usually have flowers in my room. Whether artificial or fresh and living, they add a little something extra and refreshing to a room. These vases are beautiful to house those pretty flowers. Head over to Barb's Pottery for this and an entire line of sunny pottery.
4. Lennon Quote Wall Decal
The Beatles have written some of the most beautiful lyrics in music history. Lennon was not only a songwriter, but a poet, artist, and profound thinker. This quote is beautiful and has been turned into an inspirational piece of wall decor that motivates and brings a smile to each new day. Letter Express It has over 100 vinyl decals to choose from, so be sure to go and browse!
5. Silver Sun Ring
I can never get my hands into enough rings. I don't wear much jewelry, but my hands feel too naked when unadorned. I'd love to add this piece to the jewelry box! Find it at Susan's Jewelry Designs.
6. Vintage Hippie-Chic Sunglasses
Nothing says Beatles and Sunshine like a pair of big, psychedelic sunglasses. Big sunglasses are a favorite of mine, and these Italian specs with floral decals bring me back to decades that I was not alive to see. These sexy shades are available at Groovin Tuesday.
1. Rainy Day Necklace
Little glass raindrops and tiny umbrellas are great gifts to women from their lucky fellas. Keep that in mind for Valentine's day if you need a gift for someone sweet! Available from So It's Gray.
2. Gray Cloud Brooch
As I've said in previous posts, I love brooches because they can take a boring outfit to a whole new level. You'll be sure to get lots of compliments and "awwww" remarks wearing this little guy. The item is by hannahdoodle who also offer peanut butter and jelly sandwich brooches and apple brooches. This shop is filled with sweet treats to feed your fashion cravings.
3. Vintage Umbrella
In a sea of black and white umbrellas, go from shabby to chic with this vintage, purple piece. Visit The Vintage Tree House to take a peak.
4. Hood for Puppy Rain Coat
I can tell you from experience that many dogs do not like to get wet. James Dean hates the rain and runs inside as soon as he's finished his business when it is wet outdoors. The hoods and coats offered by Recycling Zychal are adorable and will keep pups from getting drenched on those drizzly days.
5. Red Umbrella 8x10 Print
This piece by K. G. Brownlee is quite lovely. The simple background colors allow one's eyes to focus directly on the reds of the boots and umbrella. I can't put my finger on exactly why this print is so striking to me, but it is easy to see how one could quickly fall in love with Brownlee's work. Visit A Cagey Bee to purchase this piece and others.
6. Singing in the Rain Journal
"What a glorious feeling" when one finds such a fantastic novelty. As someone who enjoys classic films and also partakes in writing as a hobby, this journal is certainly something to smile about. Sonya's shop has many beautiful journals that are vintage-inspired and make unique gifts for the writers in your life.
7. Dusty Rose Trench
I like a look that is classy and elegant while being effortless. This pretty pink hooded trench makes life simple in chilly, rainy weather. Throw it on over anything with a pair of black heels and instantly look a little brighter in the gray weather. HollyLujah Thrift is definitely worth a look!
Rain rain, don't go away; I don't mind if you stay. Please just leave a little time to leak some rays of sunshine.
x's and o's.