Tuesday, April 01, 2008


So the other night I was lying on the couch, channel surfing, when I came across Paul and Ringo, along with Jon and George's widows, Yoko and Olivia, as wells as Guy Laliberté (the Cirque du Soleil founder), all being interviewed on Larry King Live.

And I dropped the remote and settled in.

Apparently, it was the one year anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil LOVE show over at the Mirage in Las Vegas, and if you haven't seen this show and you're headed to Vegas, all I can say is-- GO!

I'm a huge Cirque fan, (and a Vegas fan too!), and I've seen everyone of their shows. And while I'm hard pressed to pick my absolute favorite, as a big time music lover, I have to say, there's something incredibly sentimental about this particular show.

I saw it last May, just a few months after it'd opened, during a trip to Vegas with some family and friends to celebrate my husband's b-day. And I'm not afraid to admit that I actually got a little choked up about half-way through the performance. Because not only is it an amazing visual feast, it's also about the power of music, not just to chronicle our lives, but to actually CHANGE our lives. And so, yah, all that called for a tissue!

But watching them on Larry, sitting so casually and joking around, I couldn't help but think- "My God, what must it FEEL like to be one of THEM?"

And shortly after, when Larry asked if they ever had to pinch themselves, they responded with the usual jokes. But later, (I think it was Paul) who admitted it had all been pretty incredible, and sometimes required a pinch.

As a little kid, I wanted to marry Ringo, then later changed it to George. What about you? Who was your favorite Beatle???


Jessica Burkhart (Jess Ashley) said...

Embarrassingly enough, I'm not too familiar with the Beatles. I'll pick Paul though! LOL :)

Alyson Noel said...

Scandalous Jessica! Seriously scandalous!
Though I suspect it has something to do with the fact that you're young as Spring!
And good choice- since Sr. Paul is back on the market!

Amanda Ashby said...

I've always had a soft spot for Paul, mainly because he wrote most of my fav Beatles songs. They are all fab though!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Amanda-
Yah, Paul's always been considered the hottie right?? And he really did write some great ones. . .