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1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

If you're in London in the next 2 weeks, you might want to take advantage of this:

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1175319,00.html

2. Posted by HeatherHa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Dave,

I am amazed at how much I see your name pop up here and there...and your links and information are very helpfull.

Thanks.:)

Heather

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Thanks Heather, but i really should get out more

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Ahhhhhhh! Does anyone have a fee ticket for London that they're not using? Anyone? I'll sit in the cargo hold.

Dave, you've got me daydreaming. I had my picture taken right near that Abbey Road sign, and then had my b/f take one of me crossing the street (w/shoes on). Should have showed him the album cover first, though - the angle's kind of off...

5. Posted by Tsunami (Full Member 35 posts) 11y

Argh... The Beatles caused me a nightmare when visiting Liverpool last December.

See, I am a die-hard fan of Echo & The Bunnymen, and it is so frustrating to be in Liverpool being a fan of another band than the Beatles. Every single store sold Beatles memorabilia, souvenirs, t-shirts, books, ... while it took me two days to find the Bunnymen biography ; and that's their home city !!
I travelled to Liverpool to see the Bunnies' special New Year gig in the local Carling Academy concert hall, and I did hope they'd organise some stuff for the travelling Bunnymen fans coming to the gig. No, Beatles here, Beatles there, Beatles everywhere... It's crazy !

My personal opinion -PERSONAL opinion- is that the Beatles are highly overrated. The Rolling Stones are my favourite band from that era, even including a travel anthem such as the beautiful "Ruby Tuesday".

6. Posted by Tsunami (Full Member 35 posts) 11y

PS: apart from the Beatles thing, Liverpool's a magical city with a centre full of beautiful architecture. Love it

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Yeah ! Yeah ! Yeah ! And you know things can't be bad

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I recommend reading "A Twist of Lennon" by Cynthia Lennon and also
"Summer of Love" by George Martin. Both very short, readable books. ;)

9. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 11y

Quoting Tsunami

Argh... The Beatles caused me a nightmare when visiting Liverpool last December.

See, I am a die-hard fan of Echo & The Bunnymen, and it is so frustrating to be in Liverpool being a fan of another band than the Beatles. Every single store sold Beatles memorabilia, souvenirs, t-shirts, books, ... while it took me two days to find the Bunnymen biography ; and that's their home city !!
I travelled to Liverpool to see the Bunnies' special New Year gig in the local Carling Academy concert hall, and I did hope they'd organise some stuff for the travelling Bunnymen fans coming to the gig. No, Beatles here, Beatles there, Beatles everywhere... It's crazy !

My personal opinion -PERSONAL opinion- is that the Beatles are highly overrated. The Rolling Stones are my favourite band from that era, even including a travel anthem such as the beautiful "Ruby Tuesday".

I grew up on the Wirral, just over the River Mersey from Liverpool, so naturally once I was old enough to start going out I went out in Liverpool. I really annoys me that it is all about the Beatles and as they have been shoved down my neck for the majority of my life, I now HATE the Beatles with a vengeance.

People say it must be great to live in Liverpool with all the Beatles stuff, yes it's one of the best cities in the UK, but as Tsunami says there are some other great bands which have originated in Liverpool and don't get the same recognition! Anyone who has the opportunity to visit Liverpool should do it - especially to go and see the great Everton FC play football!

It's a welcome relief to go out in Nottingham (where I now live) and not hear the Beatles everywhere!

Sorry to all the Beatles fans out there...I suppose it's like living in a country that gets huge amounts of snow, you soon get fed up of it!

Donna