Matthew J Tooley’s Event Journal

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Monday July 13, 2009 / 5:30pm
B-A TRIBUTE to The Beatles
2 tickets
General Admittance

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I was disappointed on many levels with this show. First off the 5:30PM show time as the only show time should have been evidence enough that this show is intended for a geriatric crowd. We were by far the youngest people there and I am 40. The host was a mess and seemed drunk. His first run on stage was him as Ed Sullivan and it was his best impersonation of the night. The second time he came out, by his own admission to kill time, was as a horrid Austin Powers that was so poorly put together that his tie from his Ed Sullivan outfit was all but completely exposed. His outfit was still better than his painful to listen to banter that made me ask ‘what does Austin Powers have to do with the Beatles' and also ‘what the heck am I still doing here?’. The worst, and this is what drove me and my wife right out the door, was when he came out dressed in white as John Lennon and seemed very lost, confused about what he was doing on stage, and lastly probably too drunk to care. He started to tell a disjointed story about John being dead and lighted a candle on his piano. All of this may sound okay, but the act was awkward, uncomfortable, and more an insult than homage to John. Okay enough about the ghastly host, on to the band. They weren’t bad, really. If I were at a fun bar and they were playing I would have been into it far more than I was sitting in a fold-up chair with one working video screen as my only distraction from their amusing and poorly constructed Sgt. Peepers costumes. The band was overall fine. But, if I had not gotten half price tickets at Goldstar I would have felt even more embarrassed at attending this “show”. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone unless you wanted to see the fiasco for yourself. One final unrelated note – By all means do go out of your way to see “The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil” Truly an honor to the Beatles music and a show that was worth every penny.