Sunday, June 6, 2010

All You Need Is Love

Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour! A night full of Beatles music awaited us last night as we went to hear the White Album Ensemble accompanied by the Santa Cruz County Symphony. I am a serious Beatles fan and have many of their CD's so this was definitely going to be fun!

But first...we went out for an al fresco dinner at a yummy crepe place in Santa Cruz.

Delicious honey wheat bread, crunchy salads, sliced fruit and crepes - you couldn't ask for more (well, maybe a little more, as you'll soon see).

We also celebrated Lys graduating with her AA degree.
How appropriate that this English bobby sign would be outside the restaurant door. We were definitely in the mood for Beatles music now!
We had one more stop before the concert -- Starz Cupcake Shop! (Yep, we could ask for a bit more!) These cupcakes are absolutely decadent! We were there toward the end of the day so some were sold out, but we managed to find something, of course. The owner explained to us that the recipes have been handed down for generations and there on the wall were lovely photographs of her mother and grandmothers.

At last we drove downtown, parked the car and walked to the Civic Auditorium. The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday!

This accordion player entertained the crowd until the doors opened.Waiting for the concert to begin....
Some people were so into the spirit of the Beatles that they wore their 60's garb -- tie dyed t-shirts, love beads, flowers in their hair, and in this guy's case -- a Sgt. Pepper's Band jacket.

Here's a list of the musical numbers in store for us. It was hard to pick out a favorite. All were excellent, but the symphony trumpet player did a splendid job on Penny Lane and the orchestra and vocalist did a fantastic rendition of I am the Walrus.

You realized how many of the Beatle's songs were accompanied by an orchestra. The vocalist for John Lennon's songs was especially spot on for sounding like John.

A few people danced in front of the stage.
Intermission revealed a beautiful evening sky.All you need is love -- and ain't that the truth!

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