Friday, April 17, 2009


Last night, Jenn and I went to an a amazing concert featuring original members of the Broadway Beatlemania and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. The concert was great! One of the things that struck me most about the concert was the cross-section of the population in attendance. People of all ages were attendance and having a great time. Two ladies were sitting 2-3 rows in front of us. Eventually, they could stay seated any longer and stood up (albeit a bit slowly), lifted their arms in the air, and started swaying with the music. That was pretty cool. I had to wonder, though, what was going through their minds as they took a step back a few decades to a different time, a different place. What reminders of the past did the music stir up? How had dreams, goals, and ambitions changed or evolved during those fleeting decades? What made the Beatles special back then? Why does their music still draw crowds today?

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