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Old Mar 02, 2005, 06:41 AM   #1
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Cool Rain!!

Hi guys.... before I begin I'm sorry if this sounds like bragging because I don't mean it to.

So last night my parents took me to Massey Hall to see "Rain the Beatles experience", and I must say, I was on cloud "# 9" ... sorry... I know that was terrible :)

These guys were amazing. They first did the Ed Sullivan show days, then sgt pepper (they even projected a replica of the album cover and had a set to look like the flower spelling out Beatles, only hear it said "Rain".) Then they went on to Magical Mystery tour and the white abbey road days. They looked so convincing!!

Sound wise, the guitars were perfect, however vocally wasn't as good but it was still amazing. The guy who played Paul had the most convincing voice, the guy who did John didn't really have the same edge to his voice, (thats understandable though) but still had a really great voice.

They also had some multimedia (the show started off with a video projected of time being rewound, sort of.... where there were clouds flying by and dates counting down starting with 05, and they played music from some of the dates, then it went to 1960, and flashed forward, showing a guy imetating ED sullivan saying, the whole speel(SP?) except with "Ladies and Gentlemen Rain as the Beatles".) They also played commercials from the 60's (which my parent's said were real ones) and the whole audience was in hysterics at the cheezieness of them.

However the best part for me was probably when they did this boy,(which is one of my favorite songs) I was just so blown away.... and I was far away enough for the guy to look like John Lennon.... so it was a really cool experience for me.

They also had the beatles sense of humor, and way of carring themselves to an art to. Paul did that thing where he sawys from side to side, george did the little dance he does on AHDN after happy just to dance with you, and the guy who did John, was actually doing that bouncy thing John did. The humour was great, when they did "with a little help from my friends" instead of "what do you see when you turn off the lights?" we got "what do you see when your pants are too tight", and durring hey jude, when they got the male audience to join in the guy playing Paul stopped in the middle and said "goodnight folks," and the guy who played John glared at him, and the two argued for a bit and then Paul said "Okay, Okay," and they started again.

For an encore we got Imagine (I was so surprised and moved, and some people, got their lighters out and were doing that lighter thing..) and hey jude.

But... yeah... it was amazing... if they ever come to your town "BUY TICKETS" it is worth it. And sorry to brag....... :)
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Old Mar 02, 2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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oh yeah... I forgot something that was my whole reason for posting.... sorry.... So when I went I had just gotten over a cold, and still had a bit of a cough, and this was a really dumb thing to do :P ..... but I was Whooping, and cheering, and singing along so much, that... I strained my throat... and now I have lost my voice and brought the cough back..... smart eh?

Good thing I wasn't alive in the 60's and never blessed enough to go to an actual beatle concert :P
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Old Mar 02, 2005, 11:16 AM   #3
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Sounds like you had a great time. I may just take your advice and see them if they ever come to my town. We have another member here that was going to go see the recently also...haven't heard if he decided to go or not. I am very interested to know whjat he thought if he went. :)
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Old Mar 02, 2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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My mum and gramma and I went to see their show in January, and were very disappointed (especially since the tickets were around $50 EACH).

There were oodles of spelling mistakes in their trivia at the beginning, "John" had a voice like he was singing after inhaling helium, and they were NOT in character at all. They were quoting Austin Powers for god's sakes!
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 08:31 AM   #5
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I've seen Rain twice. I think "Paul" is the most convincing, but he's a little portly. "Ringo" has the character down well, and he seems like he REALLY loves what he does. "John" was a huge disappointment for me, but I'd probably be critical of any Lennon impersonater.

I'm glad you enjoyed the concert. Ther are really entertaining, aren't they.
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 04:54 AM   #6
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I'm glad you enjoyed the concert so much! They came to my city twice a while ago, but I didn't go see them... now I really wish I did!
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 05:06 AM   #7
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I find it really interesting how a lot of people can see the same band and come out of it with completely different impressions. I think a lot of it has to do with what you're looking for in a band and what that particular band's strengths and weaknesses are.

Case in point - I saw a band a couple weeks ago that everybody else in the audience was "blown away", "thrilled", "AMAZED" at and I thought was mediocre. Why the discrepancy? Well, because most of the audience are people who are extremely interested in "the look" and are kind of attention-starved, so what's important to them in a band, is "Are they cute?" and "Will they pay attention to me personally?" And yes, these guys are cute and yes, they're personable. What am I interested in? Well, I'm a musician and a Paul girl, so number one thing for me is "Does the Paul guy have a good voice? Can he play bass well?" And the answers were "no" and "NO".

Fast forward to another show with virtually the same audience. This band has a really good Paul guy - vocally extremely strong and plays bass effortlessly - and the rest of the band is comparable to the first band. But they're a little....removed, a little reserved, don't go out of their way to talk to people after the show (though they are perfectly polite should you go speak to them). I like them a lot. The rest of the crowd? Doesn't. Because they don't the attention they crave.

So it's all about what you like. I'm glad you had a good time at the show. It's kind of fun to see all sorts of bands, but then you start wishing you could make your own...I'll take Paul from this band and George from that band and Ringo from another....
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I don';t remember what badn it was I went to see with Amanda and Erin back in high school, Tribute maybe? I can't recall, but it was so much fun. I think the best part of it was that Amanda's mom is also a huge George fan as I am, and all through the show she was sitting behind me and she would tug on my sleeve and go "Look Annie! It's Geeeooooorge!!!" LOL it was so funny! I love Amanda's mom, she's the greatest, probably cause she and I share a mutual love of George as well as Clapton, lol. Anyway that was my favorite part of the evening seeing Amanda;s mom revert to a teenager again, and of coruse being with my friends and seeing Beatles impersonators. heh, good times.
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Old Mar 05, 2005, 03:51 PM   #9
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Yah I saw Rain three times and they're fantastic. I had front row the last time I went and there was quite a lot of interaction between the "Beatles" and me and my friends, it was quite surreal! Especially when you forget that they're just impersonators!! They're an extraordinary tribute band, they go all out,; truly they do.
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Old Mar 05, 2005, 11:33 PM   #10
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I saw Rain in Vegas a few years back. At the time they were performing nightly as a "house" band in one of the casinos. I felt they were way to good to be a house band performing in a bar atmosphere. I bought a lapel button and have it proudly displayed among my Beatles memoribilia. What a great memory, and a truely well thought out tribute to the great ones. I'll have to check to see if they are comming to my neck of the woods. i would love to see them again.
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