Friday, 30 November 2012

{Look For The Girl With Sun In Her Eyes}

Last month, in the company of my favourite Italian, I escaped the torrential rain of Leeds for a jaunt over the Pennines and towards the sea. We arrived in Liverpool bright and early, and headed straight for the Albert Docks. 












As a keen Beatles fan (especially Mr. Lennon), I yelped with excitement whenever I saw something relating to them. In the city proud to have borne and raised (arguably) the world's biggest band, this meant a lot of yelping.







Obviously we had to make a stop at the Beatles' museum. Despite my firm distrust of other museums (I think I'm missing the big idea), I donned my headphones with glee and we spent a good few hours cavorting around the various rooms. There's a scale model of the Cavern Club where the boys played nightly. For some odd reason I had never heard of the Cavern Club, and was grossly rebuked by the Italian. Embarrassing when a foreigner knows more about your country than you!





'We all live in a...'



If you're into The Beatles as much as I am, or even if you're not, be sure to watch Across The Universe. It's a musical focused on 1960s Liverpool/NY, with music taken from The Beatles' songbook. With the beautiful Jim Sturgess (One Day) as lead, you can't go wrong..








Much to my delight, we were able to track down the actual Cavern Club and settled down to watch live acts perform from our favourite genre of music. Man I wish I was born in the 60s! At least I got to pretend I was for the day.







All these bands signed their names on the back wall. So many legacies on one piece of brick.





Warmed by our Cavern Club ciders, we hopped back on an evening bus and promptly fell asleep with Beatles' music in our ears. Polished off the evening with a re-watch of Nowhere Boy in the warmth of my bed - if only John Lennon had actually been that good looking..


Ps. My favourite Beatles' song... what's yours? Blackbird and Here Comes The Sun are close runners up but I just love the lyrics in In My Life.





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