Its Been a Hard Days Night

1964 Beatles

I  was lucky enough to get a free night without the kids and wow, is it nice to have a night off!  I had a work function, which involved me going to a Beatles tribute band concert with my fellow employees at Red Rocks.  Not a bad way to spend the evening.  I do like the Beatles and luckily I knew most of the songs.  Their songs are actually very simple riffs and a lot of their lyrics are actually very sweet, mostly regarding love.  It is hard to believe parents thought this band was so detrimental to teenagers!  I mean, they wear suits and ties but oh my, watch out for that shaggy hair! Oh how far music has fallen!

Its been a hard days night, and I ‘ve been working like a dog

Its been a hard days night, I should be sleeping like a log,

But when I get home to you,

I find the things that you do, 

will make me feel alright. 

-Hard Days Night, by Paul McCartney & John Lennon, The Beatles 

Yep these lyrics are quite disturbing.  I mean, he clearly works really hard, plans on doing a lot of sleeping and is happy to come home to his love, sounds pretty rebellious to me. No surprise parents were so distraught over the Beatles.  I think they were more concerned with how much their daughters swooned over Paul, (who also looks and acts very much like trouble).

This concert is a tribute to the Beatles original concert here in Colorado at Red Rocks  in 1964.  Red Rocks never disappoints, it truly is the best venue in the country.  I have never seen a bad show there.  Your outside, the views are spectacular and the music sounds pretty amazing.  Whomever discovered this place as an amphitheater must have had quite a trek up and into the mountain, but it certainly paid off!

Not only did I get to have a night out without my kids, I got to actually SLEEP!  Like uninterrupted 8 hour sleep! And it was amazing.  When you have children, sleep is just one of many rare things you as a parent never get to do, and i never believed this until I became one.   Sleep is like the holy grail of luxuries when becoming a mom.  Along with going to the bathroom alone, eating (and finishing ) a meal, shopping by yourself (this includes just going to the grocery store) and driving.  It really is the little things….  so with my full eight hours of sleep, I felt like a new person!  Rested, and just overall good.  I  truly needed this.

There are places I will remember,

All my life though some have changed

Some forever, not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I’ve loved them all.

-Love You More, by George Harrison, The Beatles 



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