As a child of two baby-boomers who lived through the seventies, most of my life has been shaped by their culture and music. One of my first memories is of riding in the minivan with my father, belting out the lyrics to "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles. (as an aside- in middle school my friend and I used the code name "yellow submarine" to talk about our secret crush).
My father has a love for the Beatles that goes beyond normal infatuation---and that has transcended through me. I LOVE everything about each of them. I've read their biographies, I mourn the day John Lennon was shot, their songs populate my ipod and itunes, and my oh-so-favorite Christmas song is "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" by John and Yoko. (and while I hold a grudge against Yoko and I know this wasn't a Beatles song, I still love it).
When "Across the Universe" (a musical set to Beatles songs) came out I saw it in theatres twice. I bought the dvd the day it came out and downloaded the soundtrack immediately. I LOVE this movie. It makes me cry and smile at the same time. It is one of few movies that I could watch over and over.
In sum, i love the Beatles and I often wish I had been alive to witness their music in person.
Cirque Du Soleil is a transfomative and amazing mix of street performances and circus acts that travels the world. I have been lucky enough to see their show twice and it is truly amazing! The sights and sounds are rediculous and take you to a different world. If you have never seen a show, I highly recommend looking for it when they come to town.
In Vegas, there is a show at the Mirage that combines these two loves. There is a Cirque Du Soleil act, called Love inspired by and all about Beatles music.
THIS is my Christmas wish. I want to see this show more than anything else. It has been on the top of my list for years and it will remain there until I see it.
However, it is in Vegas, a quality 2,000 miles away, and I certainly don't have the moolah to go. So- Santa---if you could make this happen, it would make me REALLY happy!