Exhibit: The Beatles in Montreal

The Beatles is one of the biggest musical sensations that hit the world.  I love a lot of their music.   My parents love their music and I know some of my relatives even would know their music.  Long after they have broken up and now even two members are no longer here, they still remain very dear to many people, especially those that were able to witness their presence.

I was extremely excited when I heard The Beatles exhibit was going to be in Montreal for a year at the museum in Old Montreal called Pointe a Calliere. Pointe a Calliere is Montreal’s Museum of Archeaology and History.  One pass for this exhibit costs $20 and lets you gain access to every exhibit, temporary and permanent, available at the museum.

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

The Beatles in Montreal begins!

This exhibit is not in the main building but the secondary one, Mariner’s House, situated across the street and talks about The Beatles career and history.  It holds a lot of their gold records, past performance videos, a very expensive car that they had, pictures, posters, and one of the most interesting was all the fan/promotional merchandise that was available. They even had about 20 guitars that they had used.  Some are replicas as they were broken on stage or in some other ways.

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

The famous Rolls Royce!

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Some of the guitars on display

A room of The Beatles merchandise

A room of The Beatles merchandise

 

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Gold records that lined the walls

 

The Bealtes in Montreal exhibit

Posters were all over the place as well

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Portraits of the individual band members

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Jukebox that had their songs

There was even one area where they had a karaoke area and you could sing karaoke with The Beatles and be a 5th Beatle.

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Singing with the Beatles

Look at my friend and I singing our hearts out 😉 We were just pretending but we did manage to play two videos and record it. Here’s one of each.  I’m sure most of you can guess the songs.

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Twist and Shout karaoke

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

I Want To Hold Your Hand karaoke

One of the best parts was at the end of the exhibit when they showed a portion of the video from their rooftop performance at Apple Studio.  They put the screen on the top and gave us seats to somewhat relive that experience.

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit!

My friends with their headphones listening to the rooftop concert!

 

The Beatles in Montreal exhibit

Screen up top with the rooftop video

Throughout the exhibit, one thing was undeniable.  The massive impact they were and the musical phenomenon that swept the world.

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With that last sign: Across the Universe For All Time, that marked the end of the exhibit! The exhibit was a great memorabilia of this this awesome band! If it tours to your city, provided you are a fan, you should definitely go check it out 🙂

If you are nearby, this exhibit is here in Montreal till end of March 2014. Hope you’ll have a chance to check it out 🙂

Do you like The Beatles? Whats your favorite song?

Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Sunday’s daily promptWho doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

I have lists for EVERYTHING! You know why? Because I’m forgetful…but no, I’m not going to give you pains as to what part of the house I need to clean and the whole Cinderella things in my life.  My mind went into crazy choices of what list to make since Sunday morning.  Till now, I’ll probably end up jump start multiple lists to fit the whole versatility that this is all about…

This has changed direction as I started writing that paragraph up there…I was going to do my Top 5 Hong Kong Action Movies, but then, I decided to be more on the Hong Kong Action Stars BUT in light of the Boston bombings, I’ve decided to steer away from violent themes and stick to my backup plan!

LIST OF PLACES/EXHIBITS TO VISIT THIS SUMMER/YEAR! (I actually just jotted these down last week, so perfect timing…)

1) The Beatles in Montreal at Pointe a Calliere Museum (LINK)

2) Planet Shark: Predator or Prey at Montreal Science Center (LINK)

3) Visit the new Planetarium (LINK)

4) Revisiting Ottawa’s The Canadian Tulip Festival (LINK)

5) Wine Route: Printemps Rosé in Eastern Townships (LINK)

6) Wine Route: Journée des Cidres/The Cider Route in Monteregie (LINK)

7) Le Temps des Lilas/ lilac Season (LINK)

8) Mosaicultures internationales at Montreal Botanical Garden (LINK)

9) She&Him (Zooey Deschanel!) for Montreal Jazz Festival (still have to get tickets…)

10) Agricultural Fair in Trois Rivieres, QC (site for 2013 not up yet)

Coincidentally my list had 10 items 🙂 There are many other events, like I’m still planning for the 2 weeks vacation split in 2 separate weeks or weekends, depending on what happens.  Lots of lists are being drafted in my notebook right now 🙂 After that its decisions to see what we can do!

Any of these events sound fun to you? I’ve always wanted to do a wine route..lets hope it’ll happen this year. I had to go and ruin this morning’s coolness with going back to my nerdy roots and listing as the first few items as Sharks and Planets ;).

To my Montreal friends (I think some of them read it..haha), any of them interest you that you want to go with me..FB or text or email me, k? Don’t be shy 🙂

I really had fun with this and I have a few more list  ideas! Whose down for more lists? Any suggestions?