I was not compensated for writing this post. Sands Bethlehem provided a promotional item to facilitate my review of the Rain Beatles tribute band. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.
Let me tell you about the Rain Beatles tribute band that performed at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 22. It. Was. Awesome.
People were dancing in the aisles. I’m not kidding. The performance was mind-blowing. I can’t say enough good things, to be honest.
They not only sounded like the Beatles, they looked like the Beatles. They even had numerous wardrobe changes, as well as different wigs — that were incredibly authentic and accurate — to reflect the different periods of their music and looks. The above picture reflects their 1964 look.
The attention to detail just blew me away. Truth be told, I was not expecting such an extraordinary experience, but the show exceeded my expectations by far.
Another costume change was the Abbey Road period. It was dead on. They were dead on. It was AMAZING. They’re not lip-synching, if you’re wondering about that. And, they’re playing their own instruments. And when they performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” wow. That was insanely good. I was so mesmerized, I forgot to record it. Duh.
As always, the Sands Bethlehem Event Center is incredible. Up close and personal (of course, I was in the sixth row, so it was incredibly up close and personal — but I’ve been in the back as well, and the view of the stage is still stellar), great acoustics, just an all-around class act. The ushers are helpful, the amenities are great (a concession stand as well as a full bar in a large lounge surrounded by TVs); you just love taking in a show at the Sands. It’s one of our favorite venues (and we have lots to choose from in the Philly area). We can’t wait to go back!
On a side note, I want to mention our dinner prior to the show. Yowza! We dined at Emeril’s Italian Table (also in the Sands) and it is fabulous. We began our meal with some bruschetta, as well as some Melon Sangria. Score on both counts!
It’s not easy selecting entrees, but we went with the Grilled Filet Mignon Medallions and the Crab and Spinach Ravioli. De-lish. And great presentation, of course but, um…we were so anxious to try it that we were halfway through the meal before we realized I didn’t take a picture. Oops.
And then we decided to share two desserts, the tiramisu and the cannolis. They were drool-worthy. Again, we dove right in before we took pictures. Eek.
But that’s pretty much a testament to how great the food is at Emeril’s Italian Table. We’ll be back. As often as possible.