So we got off the 110 freeway and were greeted by our own fancy poster on this marquee type thing! That’s how it all started. Alpine Village in Torrance was incredible. They served delicious German style food and greeted us with warm welcomes… of course that was partially due to the abundance of heat outside… it’s kinda hard to give us a cold greeting! ZING!!
The turnout was amazing and people danced like Tomorrow Never Knows! OH!! (double ZING!) We were blown away by the crowd and we can’t wait to come back! I’m serious, that show was unforgettable and it’s hard to say anything that could sum it all up! You had to be there… and you probably were!
Now if you haven’t had enough of this Beatles tribute band, there’s more to come. If you aren’t too busy, come see us at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. We’ll be there on Mondays as usual! Britain’s Finest will also be at the Lawrence Welk Theater in Escondido on Tuesday, hopefully playing to another sold out crowd! To all of our supporters, thanks for keeping the Beatles alive with us!
What did you just say? Did you just try to act like we DIDN’T go to New Mexico? Yeah… I didn't’t think so. Man, I can sound pretty tough if I have to… right?!
Well we set out to meet at our rehearsal space at 3 in the morning. It seemed like a good idea when we initially made the plan. Upon actually bringing it to fruition, it was clear that several of us had just dragged ourselves out of bed with our puffy faces and our half-closed eyes. Wait… that was me. Anyhow, Robert loaded the equipment into the back swinging doors of the van while we all monitored him carefully with UZIs and Russian accents singing the Tetris song. Needless to say, he did an impeccable job.
The van was decked out inside with all the things that children, like us, need in order to maintain a good time on the road. We had an X-Box, a Wi-Fi Hotspot, A great stereo and a toilet installed in all 8 seats so that we could enjoy watching the cars behind us dodge goodies through our state-of-the-art, rear view mirrors. Did I mention the air conditioning? Obviously not, it would be here in this paragraph if I had! HA HA HA!!!
I took the first shift driving, so everyone TRIED to sleep, but that wasn’t happening. Not on my watch. Between the excitement we all felt about going to New Mexico, and the pedestrians that I ran over from time to time… sleep was not an option! Alright, alright, I’ll get serious. It was great! We listened to our favorite stuff and told stories of previous trips. Ultimately, there were no problems all the way there! Luis didn’t even get stopped by the cops! How ‘bout that?! Along the way we stopped to admire Meteor Crater in Arizona. That meteor did some serious damage to the surface of the earth. I wondered what it had against us. Why would it want to hit us at 27,000 miles per hour with 150 million pounds of pressure per square inch? Why oh WHY!? The wind created from that crater was threatening to sweep Robert into the depths of crater-hell!
We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once we arrived. The rooms were fantastic. We were getting used to the idea of having maids clean up after us all the time and not one of us could keep the television from flying out the window! I don’t know what they put in those things these days! I ran into Tyson’s room and tried to help him stop that thing from flying out, but it was SOOOOOOOOO stubborn! And out it went! Mark (Brian Epstein) was so upset because all he really wanted to do was watch the TV as it sat on his dresser. But despite his best efforts the stupid thing went flying out his window with absolutely NO warning!!!
The following morning at 10:30am (New Mexico time) we set out to grace the Venue with our presence. On the highway we saw signs depicting four familiar gentlemen from a band commonly referred to as, Britain’s Finest! We finally set foot on the property of San Felipe Casino Hollywood and we were greeted by a perfect representation of what ALL gigs should be. First off, it was clear that our rider was followed to a tee. We were really treated too well for a bunch of loudmouthed slackers! Secondly, (and more importantly) the shows themselves were excellent because they were attended by the greatest people in New Mexico! Everyone knew how to have a good time. The second show had some interesting moments. During “Back In The USSR” I was apparently enjoying the sound of my own voice so much that I wouldn’t let Robert play his solo. I sang right over it. THEN when it WAS my turn to sing I started to sing over his solo AGAIN! We couldn’t help but laugh. It was so fun and the audience laughed right along with us… or was it AT us? I don’t know.
We loved our trip to New Mexico and we can’t wait to do it again. We’re just gonna keep begging until they let us come back! The rest of the story is wrapped up in a long drive home. We never even stopped to go to the bathroom… we just went in our seats! Or not…
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