Robyn and I had a wonderful time on Friday night. A great couple from JUMC, the Kudravys, had given us a very thoughtful Christmas gift: a night with them enjoying 1964: The Tribute, the best Beatles tribute band in the world. Great fun!
We started the night at a new (for us) downtown restaurant called the "Sonoma Grille" (excellent steak), then off to the Benedum Center for the show. As many of my friends know, I consider the Beatles to be by far the greatest and most important musicians of our era, comparable to Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven in their respective periods. To see this great music recreated onstage with 2000 other loyal fans was great. We had seats in the sixth row, so I really felt a part of the event. We got to spend time with friends of the Kudravys as well, which was a lot of fun.
The show was fantastic, the music was faithful and timeless, but the best part of the night was spending time with my beautiful wife and two wonderful friends in Christ. Enjoying the simple pleasures of great music and fine food is a real treasure, and one I hope I never take for granted.
If "1964: The Tribute" returns next year (which is the hope), I encourage all people who love good music to try and catch them; it's worth the effort!