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Saturday, July 31, 2010


Latin American Beatles, anyone?  Last night the Velma Cafe in Palermo Hollywood (located at Gorriti 5520) offered us just that.  The place doubles as a cafe and a theater, both are adorable.  Our friends Allison and Scott at Married and Mobile invited us to the show a couple of weeks ago and were nice enough to buy tickets in advance on our behalf.  You buy tickets for a specific table, and have a waiter to order food or drinks from during the show, and we happened to snatch up the last table in the place. 

The 4 BeatleBand did a pretty good job on Beatles songs, and they did their very best to play the part.  We started off with 70s Beatles and worked our way through 2 costume changes, each change taking us back an additional decade of music.  They played such classics as Jardin Pulpo (Octopus's Garden), Hey Jude, Twist and Shout, and although they didn't play it, the audience requested Amarillo Submarine.  Between the four of us, we voted that Paul was the absolute best impersonator, and John was a pretty close second.  Ringo sort of looked like somebody's uncle Julio and we're pretty sure that George was some sort of last minute fill in player.  He was rocking the guitar, but had little to offer in terms of vocals or true impersonation. 

We had a blast, and had a good chuckle over the pronunciation of certain songs, Back in the USSR, Paperback Writer and Hey Jude in particular.  Afterward, we went to a new parrilla restaurant called Miranda and had beef brochettes (basically kababs) and an ENORMOUS baked potato.  It was delicious.  It was a ton of food.  It was 12:00am.  No wonder I'm gaining weight like woah down here.

We'll definitely keep an eye out for other shows at the Velma, it was totally worth the $40 peso ticket price.  And it makes me wish we had Beatles Rock Band on hand.  I'm loving me some Beatles music.

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