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