Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Beatlemania – The Magical Mystery Tour!

I’m not sure I’ve actually mentioned my love for the Beatles in my blog yet, but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know about it from my background picture! My Dad was a big fan of the Beatles when he was younger and, growing up, he’d play me and my sister some of their music – the more accessible, child-friendly songs like ‘I Am The Walrus’ and ‘Octopus’s Garden’. As I grew up and became more interested in music I began listening to more and more of the Beatles’ back catalogue, and over time they became without a doubt my favourite band of all time – I know it’s an obvious answer, but it’s obvious for a reason!

In 2011 for a surprise birthday present I took my boyfriend, who is luckily as big a fan as I am, to see Paul McCartney play the 02 arena. It was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to with so many standout moments – I can’t do it justice with words. Anyway, this year for my birthday my boyfriend surprised me back with tickets for the Beatles Magical Mystery tour in Liverpool!
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Bus
Roll up for the Mystery Tour!
This tour takes you by coach round the sites of Liverpool that were important to the Beatles lives – their childhood homes and schools, as well as places from their songs, including Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. We went down to Liverpool on Friday night and were up bright and early on Saturday to get on board!
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
Excited and ready to go!

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
Ticket

The whole time the tour guide played Beatles songs and told us some really good stories about Paul, John, George and Ringo. The entire coach, which comprised of several different nationalities including Spanish and Japanese, knew all the words to every song – imagine leaving that kind of legacy behind. It was incredible to see all the places that had been so important to the Beatles lives.
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
Penny Lane
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
On the road where George Harrison was born
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
Strawberry Fields Forever

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
John Lennon's house


The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus
Outside Paul McCartney's house

The tour wound up at The Cavern, the legendary club that launched the Beatles’ careers along with countless others. We gained free entry and spent a happy half hour inside among drinkers and music lovers alike.


The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus

The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour bus


The tour was an amazing experience and one I would thoroughly recommend to any true Beatles fan! 



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8 comments

  1. Despite being from Liverpool and having lived there for 25 years or so I've never done this. I've been to The Cavern and down Penny Lane but never for anything Beatles related. I did once take some American friends to The Beatles Museum on the Albert Dock though which was quite fun.
    x

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    1. I saw that! Considered going, but then thought...that's probably overkil!
      Would definitely recommend the tour though :) x

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  2. We have something in common I also grew up listening to beatles song, like the yellow submarine. Thank so much for this blog it put a big smile on my face.
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  3. Ah, love the Beatles too (not as much as Elvis, but I still love them!). Next stop: Abbey Road!
    Cx
    Cocktails and Caroline

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    1. They say you're either an Elvis or a Beatles person but I'm a true believer that you can be both! :) x

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  4. Sounds like an amazing trip! I do love a bit of the Beatles :) x

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  5. Looks like lots of fun!

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  6. I've been on that tour! It's great fun, isn't it!!? Xx

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