As a Hardcore Beatles fan, I really was expecting a bad concert. Technically speaking, the Beatles probably had the simplest of music to reproduce, they didn't have all the present technologies, they freaking recorded their songs on 4 track machines (that's when the Song has just 4 layers of Music, say Vocals, backing vocals, drums and the guitars). Only in their last 2 or 3 albums did they move to 8 track machines and this is nothing compared to what the Musicians have today. And I agree that I'm a pessimistic Perfectionist, if I come to know that something I love is going to be reproduced, I want it to sound exactly the same. I was prepared to drop this principle for that Beatles Concert that happened on 31st.
It was awfully, depressingly, boringly, badly and amateurishly orchestrated. Don't even get me started on the Singing, except for one guy and another dude on Crutches, the Vocals basically Sucked. There were GIRLS singing some of the famous songs. GIRLS!!!! Nothing against girls, I love listening to women singing, but this was really bad. I mean, The Beatles are famous for their voices and the simplicity of their songs and these people had girls singing, guitar solos that went on longer than the Song. THIS IS FREAKING BEATLES. It wasn't supposed to be a Metal Concert but that's what it sounded like.
Some of the Audience got really frustrated and started shouting stuff like "You Suck!", "Please DONT play Strawberry Fields Forever" (That was me).
And what the hell was an American Accent doing on stage! The Beatles are freaking British!!! You dumb Idiots. To be Frank with you, it sounded like a rendition of the Beatles by people working in an Indian Call Center...
It ended with "Hey Jude", which is more of a Crowd song, so it went ok. Even though the show was entirely forgettable, here are some of the stuff that I just can't digest...
* Girls Singing
* The Accent
* I wanna hold your hand was sang by a Girl like it was a Testament to some retired soldiers. *Sigh*
* The Guitar on Blackbird was really good, sticking to the Original, but the Girl singing it...
* They didn't play "Yellow Submarine" or "Ticket to Ride" in spite of SO many requests
And the Article by DC woke me up sharply this morning. I mildly remember reading "a Success" "crowd favourites were played" *&%^^$&$#%$